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Dubroff: Brown’s bid to fight climate change will be his legacy

By   /  Friday, September 16th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Brown’s bid to fight climate change will be his legacy

Henry Dubroff

Gov. Jerry Brown has doubled down on his bet that climate change is the biggest issue facing California for the long run. That’s the message from a just-ended legislative session that extended the state’s greenhouse gas emission rules to include a reduction that’s 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The state already is on Read More →

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Global warming aside, biggest need is housing

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Global warming aside, biggest need is housing

The climate change accords signed in Paris this month have been a vindication of Gov. Jerry Brown’s view of a less carbon intensive economy. That is no small accomplishment, which vindicates San Luis Obispo County’s decision to embrace “Big Solar” and efforts in Ventura County to combine industrial-scale solar with waste recycling to reduce carbon Read More →

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Editorial: Santa Barbara County voters should reject Measure P

By   /  Friday, September 26th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  1 Comment

We believe that climate change is a serious threat to the global economy and that human activity is a significant contributor to global warming. We believe that significant policy changes about how we obtain and use energy will be required to reduce the human impact on climate change. But we also believe that market-based solutions Read More →

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No cap on winners: Former P&G exec outlines AB32 strategies

By   /  Friday, November 15th, 2013  /  Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on No cap on winners: Former P&G exec outlines AB32 strategies

“It became evident that, if you don’t think creatively about AB32, it could really restrict your business’ growth,” Hullar said. “But if you play your strategies right, you can make a lot of money with AB32 – if somebody is buying, that means somebody is selling.”

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Khosla: Wood chips could be part of U.S. energy future

By   /  Friday, March 23rd, 2012  /  Features, Green Coast  /  Comments Off on Khosla: Wood chips could be part of U.S. energy future

Vinod Khosla has seen the United States’ energy future, and it is wood chips.

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Novim aims to settle climate change debate

By   /  Friday, July 1st, 2011  /  Green Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Novim aims to settle climate change debate

A new Santa Barbara-based think tank called Novim aims to settle the global warming question once and for all.