Category Archives: Current News

An Analysis and Discussion of The Impact of the 2013 Federal Ins. v. MBL Decision on Cumis Conflict Cases, presented by John Reaves and Les Robertson to the San Diego County Bar Association Insurance Bad Faith Section on July 14, 2015

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UC climate-change skeptic changes views

UC climate-change skeptic changes views David Perlman Updated 11:24 p.m., Monday, July 30, 2012 Richard Muller stands in his home, Monday July 30, 2012, in Berkeley, Calif. Formerly vocal skeptics of global warming he and his daughter Elizabeth are now releasing … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Decision Upholds EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulations in Entirety

Reprinted from Bloomberg  BNA Key Holding: D.C. Circuit upholds EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations, rejecting all challenges brought by states and industry groups. Impact: EPA calls the decision a validation of its approach to regulating greenhouse gas emissions. What’s Next: Petitioners … Continue reading

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BRACING FOR WINDS OF CHANGE

BRACING FOR WINDS OF CHANGE Residents of quiet town worry about how turbine project will alter their way of life By Morgan Lee San Diego Union Tribune June 12, 2012 Ocotillo — The nation’s quest for more green energy is set … Continue reading

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California sets stronger energy efficiency rules for buildings

California sets stronger energy efficiency rules for buildings The California Energy Commission votes to tighten regulations that govern lighting controls, hot-water pipes, windows, insulation and other systems in new buildings and building additions. A worker builds a home in San … Continue reading

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California PUC ruling boosts solar industry

California PUC ruling boosts solar industry David R. Baker Friday, May 25, 2012 Hardy Wilson / The Chronicle Thursday’s ruling is a powerful selling point, helping to defray solar’s high up-front cost. The solar industry scored a major win Thursday … Continue reading

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China tariffs could slam U.S. solar panel firms

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — A move designed to punish Chinese solar panel makers that charge unfairly low prices in the United States could, ironically, end up hurting American-based solar panel installers, a fast-growing sector of the green economy. Last week, … Continue reading

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California Wins Temporary Reinstatement of Carbon Fuel Standard

Reprinted from Bloomberg News California won temporary reinstatement of its low-carbon fuel standard, which was blocked last year by a federal judge. The U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco yesterday granted a request by California officials to put on hold the … Continue reading

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Extreme Weather, Climate & Preparedness

Here is another informative poll by Anthony Leiserowitz, Ph.D., Director, Yale Project on Climate Change Communication. School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University. http://environment.yale.edu/climate/publications/extreme-weather-climate-preparedness/April 17, 2012 Download the PDF Highlights: 82 percent of Americans report that they personally experienced … Continue reading

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California Adopts Strict New Car Standards, Updates Zero-Emissions Vehicle Mandate

By Carolyn Whetzel Reprinted from Bloomberg BNA LOS ANGELES—California air quality officials Jan. 27 adopted new standards requiring automobile manufacturers, over the next 13 years, to reduce ozone-forming emissions from cars and light-duty trucks by 75 percent from 2014 levels … Continue reading

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