Senator Dianne Feinstein Deserves Better and so Does the Republican Party

Some pundits have taken to demonizing Sen. Dianne Feinstein for losses that Democrats hope will not befall the party nationally in the upcoming elections. Will she also be seen as the cause for losses in California House seats which the state’s Democrats are working overtime to capture? As they story goes, they cite her role […]

Sen. Dianne Feinstein Should Run for Re-Election

One Californian who is getting heavy press coverage these days is the venerable Democratic U.S. Senator, Dianne Feinstein—and for good reasons. Feinstein came to the national stage in 1992—the so-called “Year of the Woman” when four were elected to the U.S. Senate, more than in any prior election or decade. In doing so California became the […]

Who’s Going to Run Against Dianne Feinstein?

The election is a little more than a year away and no major Republican candidate has announced a run against incumbent U. S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. Often cited as the most revered politician in the state, Feinstein has won four elections to the senate, and in a strong Democratic state, she would seem tough, if […]

Finally, an energy book in layman’s language: Energy Made Easy

Energy is multifaceted, and the just published “Energy Made Easy – Helping Citizens Become Energy-Literate” by Ronald Stein and Todd Royal available on Amazon allows the reader to grasp enough knowledge quickly so they can participate in discussions with family, friends, co-workers, or while watching news reports. The main purpose of the book is to […]

Legislators continue to drive up the cost of fuels

The concept of reducing our emissions is correct, but show me some progress! Cap and Trade has been a revenue generator for the State since 2006. It has raised over $7 billion for the State, but after 10 years since AB 32 was signed into law in 2006, according to the California Energy Commission, has yet […]

California’s priority challenges

It’s hard to understand the time and efforts being extended on the subject of “sanctuary” and the use of public monies to fund protection of illegals when California has many other challenges on its plate such as our growing population of the financially challenged that includes: 1) nearly 25% of Californians 38 million live below […]

Fossil fuels are the economic powerhouse of California

The development of the internal combustion engine at the beginning of the 20th century, combined with the introduction of mass-produced affordable vehicles, got people moving on an unprecedented scale — and we haven’t looked back since. Fossil fuels and related chemicals and by-products have revolutionized our infrastructure and dramatically improved our quality of life. California […]

Position of Power

Energy permeates every aspect of our daily lives. It has driven an exponential increase in human numbers and civilization from the horse-and-buggy days. It enables us to easily get to work, school and medical facilities as well as the freedom to travel for family and recreational purposes. It supports the quality of life Californians take for granted. […]

Fuel Mandates Will Drive Costs

According to many barometers, the California economy is recovering. Our challenge now is to ensure that we address our challenges logically, to keep the economy robust. One of those challenges comes in the form of climate change policies currently being considered by the California Legislature. The “emissions crusade” that started in 2006 when AB32 the […]

Home State Advantage: What a Vice President Kamala Harris means for California

Goodbye, state of resistance. Hello, state of influence.  California’s status has shifted dramatically with the election of Joe Biden as the next president. The reasons are both political — deep blue California will have more inroads to a White House controlled by Democrats — and personal: For just the second time in American history, a […]