California

October 7, 2011

German Solar Entrepreneurs Assess California

Boris von Bormann, Wade Webb, Brade Meikle, Tom Buttgenbach, Rugerro Schleicher-Tappeser, and Boris Schubert explore the state of the solar industry today. How are development projects changing as solar PV becomes more competitive? What should experienced entrepreneurs from Europe understand about the California market and development process? Permitting delays, in particular, make California a difficult place for new solar PV developments. Innovative business models, however, are creating opportunities.

September 22, 2011

WUF Westside Mayors Panel: Just Leave Redevelopment Alone!

Cecilia Estolano of ELP Advisors leads Mayors John Duran of West Hollywood, Richard Bloom of Santa Monica, Micheál O'Leary of Culver City, and Vice Mayor William Brien of Beverly Hills in a conversation about redevelopment, Sacramento, parking, and the exciting changes taking place in their cities.

September 15, 2011

Governor Brown Promises to 'Crush' the Opposition to Renewable Energy

Renewable energy has matured over the past several decades, but Governor Jerry Brown holds that California must do more to achieve any impactful goals.

September 15, 2011

California Learning from Other Regions on How to Incentivize Reductions in Green House Gasses.

Dr. Malcolm Jacques, executive director of Wasabi Energy, describes how California can learn from Germany, for example, in promoting renewable energy through channeling economic incentives and maintaining system flexibility.

June 1, 2011

Adaptation to Climate Change: California Confronts Nature's Fate

USC Prof. Dan Mazmanian recently served as the executive director of the Task Force on California's Adaptation to Climate Change.

January 11, 2007

MIR Readers Share Predictions for Investment of Infrastructure Bond Funds in 2007

With $40 billion to spend and nearly limitless need for repair and expansion of California's infrastructure, MIR readers share their hopes for 2007.

February 27, 2004

Senator Vasconcellos Proposes Sweeping Reforms To State Government With SCA 14

Vasconcellos' proposed legislation is comprehensive in design, taking aim at the systemic dysfunction in California's governance structure.

January 23, 2004

State's Economy Will Be OK, Hard Part Is Government Reform

Nelson Rising, Chairman and CEO of Catellus, details his ideas for reforming state government.

December 16, 2003

CCRL's Nick Bollman Assesses AB 857 Impact on Planning

Nick Bollman addresses the promise and potential of AB 857 on planning in California.

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