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High-Tech Ferry Backdrop For 16 California Clean Energy Laws

High-Tech Ferry Backdrop For 16 California Clean Energy Laws

By Staff Reporters, ASSOCIATED PRESS

September 13, 2018

https://www.ksl.com/article/46390761/high-tech-ferry-backdrop-for-16-ca…

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown used a high-tech battery-operated San Francisco Bay sightseeing ferry as the backdrop for approving 16 new laws Thursday aimed at easing global warming.

California Senate Denies Vote On Bill To Cede California Electricity Grid To Trump

California Senate Denies Vote On Bill To Cede California Electricity Grid To Trump

By Dan Bacher, INDYBAY

September 2, 2018

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/09/02/18817263.php

“The Senate leadership was wise to not subject California to another deregulation scheme that would have empowered the Trump administration to stick California with more coal and fracked gas," said Adam Scow, California Director of Food & Water Watch

A Future Of Driverless Vehicles Is Coming. Will SLO Be Ready?

A Future Of Driverless Vehicles Is Coming. Will SLO Be Ready?

By Nick Wilson, SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE

September 1, 2018

https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article216737550.html

The future of driverless cars is coming and, perhaps, faster than some might think: Robot drivers are expected to share public roads within a few years, and mainstream use is potentially 15 to 20 years away, according to industry experts.

Utility Union Benefits From California Wildfire Legislation

Utility Union Benefits From California Wildfire Legislation

By Jonathan J. Cooper, ASSOCIATED PRESS

August 31, 2018

https://apnews.com/0a076ef809f44e74b683d37cb0d54560

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Utility workers would get protections for their jobs, salaries, benefits and pensions as part of a measure allowing California power companies to raise electric bills to cover the cost of lawsuits from last year's deadly wildfires

Trump Donor Buys California Power Plant, Asks Feds To Change Energy Market

Trump Donor Buys California Power Plant, Asks Feds To Change Energy Market

By David R. Baker, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

August 29, 2018

https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Trump-donor-buys-Californi…

Late last year, a company tied to one of President Trump’s campaign donors took possession of a bankrupt power plant in Kern County.

Trump’s Coal Plan To Have Little Direct Effect on California

Trump’s Coal Plan To Have Little Direct Effect on California

By David R. Baker, THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

August 21, 2018

https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Trump-s-coal-plan-to-have-…

President Trump’s plan to roll back one of his predecessor’s key climate change programs, governing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, will win few fans in Sacramento.

Woman Plans California Supreme Court Appeal Over Injuries in Snowboarding Accident

Woman Plans California Supreme Court Appeal Over Injuries in Snowboarding Accident

Kathleen Willhide-Michiulis says she has struggled to recover from the trauma of the incident in 2011

By Eric Leonard, KNBC TV-4 Los Angeles, CA

August 21, 2018

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/investigations/Woman-Plans-California-Sup…

Welcome to California, Home of the Never-Ending Fires, Rising Temperatures and Disappearing Coasts

Welcome to California, Home of the Never-Ending Fires, Rising Temperatures and Disappearing Coasts

Why California’s war on climate change may not be enough to save a world on fire

By Alastair Bland, SACRAMENTO NEWS & REVIEW

August 16, 2018

https://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/welcome-to-california-home-of/con…

This Silicon Valley Car Tech Firm Is Bringing Secret Weapon To Sacramento Streets

This Silicon Valley Car Tech Firm Is Bringing Secret Weapon To Sacramento Streets

By Tony Bijzak, SACRAMENTO BEE

August 13, 2018

https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/transportation/back-seat-driver/artic…

A Silicon Valley tech company recently posted a video front and center on its website that may startle some Sacramentans.

It shows a sleek black car driving across the Tower Bridge ... with no one in it.

Opinion: Self-Driving Car Bill Needs Amending For Safety

Opinion: Self-Driving Car Bill Needs Amending For Safety

Op-ED by John M. Simpson of Consumer Watchdog, THE DETROIT NEWS

August 12, 2018

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2018/08/12/self-driving-car-b…

In the future, experimental autonomous vehicle technology may help to curb preventable crash deaths and injuries. But, right now, robot cars are nowhere near ready for prime time.

$5 Billion European Fine That Irks Trump Isn't So Massive For Google

$5 Billion European Fine That Irks Trump Isn't So Massive For Google

By James Langford, WASHINGTON EXAMINER

July 19, 2018

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/business/5-billion-european-fine-tha…

he $5.1 billion that the European Commission fined Google parent Alphabet for anticompetitive practices like coercing Android phone makers to install the company's apps sounds massive.

Google Hit With £3.8 Billion Fine By EU For Abusing Control Of Android OS

Google Hit With £3.8 Billion Fine By EU For Abusing Control Of Android OS

By Alexander J. Martin, SKY NEWS

July 18, 2018

https://news.sky.com/story/google-slammed-with-38bn-fine-by-eu-for-abus…

Google has been fined €4.34bn (£3.8bn) by the EU for abusing its control of the Android operating system by forcing vendors to pre-install its apps.

Friend or Foe? EU Risks Trump Twitter Storm With Google Fine

Friend or Foe? EU Risks Trump Twitter Storm With Google Fine

By Aoife White and Stephanie Bodoni, BLOOMBERG

July 18, 2018

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-18/friend-or-foe-eu-ris…

U.S. President Donald Trump’s European Union “foes” are at it again -- attacking one of America’s biggest technology companies with a second painful antitrust decision.