Infrastructure Sticker Shock: Financing Costs More than Construction

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, Community Development Solutions

Funding infrastructure through bonds doubles the price or worse. Costs can be cut in half by funding through the state’s own bank. “The numbers are big. There is sticker shock,” said Jason Peltier, deputy manager of the Westlands Water District, describing Governor Jerry Brown’s plan to build two massive water tunnels through …

The California Shale Bubble Just Burst

Jay Owen Trendspotting

The California Shale Bubble Just Burst The great hype surrounding the advent of a shale gas bonanza in California may turn out to be just that: hype. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) – the statistical arm of the Department of Energy – has downgraded its estimate of the total …

California Dries Up as Brown Pushes $15 Billion Tunnel

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Earth Systems Science

California’s worsening drought is raising the stakes for a $15 billion plan endorsed by Governor Jerry Brown to build two 30-mile (48-kilometer) water tunnels under an ecologically sensitive river delta east of San Francisco Bay. The tunnels, each as wide as a two-lane interstate highway, would ship water more reliably …

From Austerity to Abundance: Why I Am Running for California Treasurer

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, Community Development Solutions

From Austerity to Abundance: Why I Am Running for California Treasurer Posted on January 15, 2014 by Ellen Brown Governor Jerry Brown and his staff are exchanging high-fives over balancing California’s budget, but the people on whose backs it was balanced are not rejoicing. The state’s high-wire act has been called “the ultimate …

Oilprice article for Ethical Markets: New EPA Rule Requires Chemical Disclosure for Offshore Fracking

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

New EPA Rule Requires Chemical Disclosure for Offshore Fracking The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a rule on January 9, 2014 requiring oil and gas companies using hydraulic fracturing off the coast of California to disclose the chemicals they discharge into the ocean. Oil and gas companies have been fracking offshore California …

Green Festival News – March/April

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

    Celebrate 2013 Green Festivals in NYC, Chicago, Washington DC, Los Angeles and San Francisco! Green Festival is a project of Green America and Global Exchange. Dear Friends, Happy Earth Day (April 22)! If you have friends in the New York area, please let them know about our New York …