Minimizing California Wildfires

How do we focus our resources to minimize the devastation caused by California’s wildfires? First, we can reduce ignitions. California’s deadliest fire, the Camp Fire and California’s 2nd largest fire, the Thomas Fire were ignited by faulty powerlines during high wind events.

California files lawsuit to remain a National Security Risk

By Ronald Stein Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California California has chosen to be the only state in America that imports most of its oil needs from foreign countries and relies on the U.S. Navy to pay a steep price keeping an aircraft carrier with escorts on…

Fight fires with facts – not fake science

Eliminate fuel, prevent ignition, stop arson, end irresponsible land management policies By Paul Driessen & Duggan Flanakin, “We are all born ignorant,” Benjamin Franklin once said, “but one must work very hard to remain stupid.” Greens are incensed over suggestions that anything but fossil fuels and climate change might be turning green California and Australian…

Governor Newsom doubling down to dismantle the California economy

By Ronald Stein Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California Published December 16, 2019 at California Political Review http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/stein-governor-newsom-doubling-down-to-dismantle-the-california-economy/ With California’s energy costs for electricity and fuels among the highest in the country, Governor Newsom just doubled down to increase inflation with actions to further reduce oil production…

Why Worse Wildfires? Part 2

Guest post by Jim Steele, from What’s Natural? column published in Pacifica Tribune, December 4, 2019 Why Worse Wildfires? Part 2 Figure 1 Managing forest ground fuels Why worse wildfires? The short answer is more humans cause more wildfire ignitions in altered landscapes. Since 1970, California’s population doubled, adding 20 million people. As more human…

Two major storms impacting the nation this week

Guest post by Paul Dorian, The latest satellite image of the powerful storm over the eastern Pacific which will have a major impact on Oregon and California over the next 24 hours or so. This same storm will then take a trek across the nation in coming days and potentially produce significant ice and snow…

Pathway 2045 (3)

This is the third in a six part series. Here are links to Part 1 and Part 2~ctm Guest post by Rud Istvan, The second SoCalEd component to its roadmap to decarbonization by 2045 is 75% vehicle electrification. Thanks to the California DMV annual registration database, we can learn what that implies. There were in…

Oil Derrick

The Fossil Fuel Dilemma

Guest post by David L. Debertin, California again easily could become one of the top three fossil fuel producing states in the nation, but the largely liberal state has made drilling for fossil fuels within the state very difficult if not impossible. So the drillers have wisely looked elsewhere for locations that pose less of…