Category Archives: Technology

California & Hydroelectric Power

A very good article about it from the Water Power Magazine. An excerpt. Against a backdrop of diminishing environmental standards at the federal level, America’s states are taking the baton. In September, California’s outgoing governor, Jerry Brown, signed into law … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Water, Technology

Green Technology’s Dark Side

An excellent and very informative back story from New Geography. An excerpt. When you consider the push for electrical vehicles (EVs) to replace gas and diesel combustion transports on our roadways, the carbon footprint valuation appears quite attractive. The batteries that … Continue reading

Posted in Technology

High Speed Rail

It’s too bad this project, which would be a wondrous benefit to California, is on uncertain grounds, as this article from the Sacramento Bee reports. An excerpt. It’s been a dream for years in California’s sprawling Central Valley. Sleek bullet … Continue reading

Posted in Technology, Transportation

Nuclear, Still the Best Option

As this article from the City Journal explains. An excerpt. At the heart of the sprawling Indian Point Energy Center, 30 miles up the Hudson River from Manhattan, stands a modest, oblate structure easy to overlook at first glance. The … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Technology

Tech Job Growth

A nice follow up to yesterday’s post, this also from City Journal. An excerpt. The decisions by Amazon and Google to expand into the New York area have led some pundits to claim that the nation’s high-tech economic future will … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Technology

Desalinization News and It’s Real Good

Especially for California, and it comes from US News & World Report. If we would invest in this technlogy and more in nuclear energy California would actually be the forward leading place it now mistakenly claims to be. An excerpt. … Continue reading

Posted in Technology, Water

California’s High Speed Rail Project

I have been, and continue to be, supportive of the concept of high speed rail for California, but after reading this account from City Journal, will not be so for the California version until, and if, it becomes competently administered. … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Technology, Transportation