April 22, 2009
Seminar on biofuels station at university Warren Wagner, principal architect of W3, in conjunction with a small group of students, will host a seminar from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Woodbury University highlighting work being done to analyze, research and design a biofuels station. The station includes zip car rentals, on-site micro production, cafe space and retail and fleet fueling pumps. The event promises to challenge how individuals view fueling conditions as well as propose tangible solutions to America?
February 2, 2008
Assemblyman Anthony Adams is more than willing to be a squeaky wheel as long as it means he gets the grease — vegetable grease. Adams, the Republican assemblyman from Hesperia whose district includes La Crescenta, introduced a bill on Monday that he hopes will encourage more people to drive cars fueled by vegetable oil or its chemical cousin, biodiesel. The bill would slash license fees now imposed by the state’s Department of Food and Agriculture on all businesses and individuals who haul grease from restaurants.
June 6, 2009
Today was the deadline for myriad bills introduced on the Legislature floor with hopes of eventually becoming law. Those introduced to the Senate had to make it to the Assembly and vice versa for the second round of consideration before possibly advancing to the governor’s office for a signature. Below is summary of some of the locally produced bills that did and didn’t make it to the next round. RENEWABLE ENERGY The state Assembly approved two bills aimed at promoting renewable energy that were authored by local lawmakers.
November 30, 2012
I try to seek bill ideas from regular Californians. I have gotten some great ideas from sources as varied as local cops, utility ratepayers, and even my father. For example, my friends in the Glendale Police Department came to me a couple years ago, and asked me to change an unsafe state regulation that forced cities to round up speed limits, if a given street had lots of speeders. Last year, local utility ratepayers made me aware of an executive-branch action that would have resulted in higher utility rates by forcing local utilities to undo their contracts for certain biofuels.