Renewables Have Glaring Obstacles to Overcome for California

Todd Royal
Todd Royal is an independent public policy consultant focusing on the geopolitical implications of energy based in Los Angeles, California.

Bloomberg is now reporting that solar energy is cheaper than coal, and could become the lowest form of energy within a decade. Economies of scale are causing solar to drop from an average of $1.14 a watt all the way to .73 cents per watt by 2025. This should be great news for California’s overwhelming embrace of […]

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What President Trump Will Mean for California’s Economy 

Todd Royal
Todd Royal is an independent public policy consultant focusing on the geopolitical implications of energy based in Los Angeles, California.

Since Trump’s election we’ve seen a national rebound in consumer, small business, and large corporate confidence. The American business and worker class seem to be saying what Californians don’t want to hear: we want an economy not stifled by environmental and tax regulations. We want a President that understands, “it’s the economy, stupid!” California once had that type of […]

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A New Era for American Energy 

Todd Royal
Todd Royal is an independent public policy consultant focusing on the geopolitical implications of energy based in Los Angeles, California.

The stark difference between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was crystal clear when it came to energy before and after the election. Clinton wanted to killcoal, and since Trump was elected three coal companies stocks in particular didremarkably well in the market: Arch Coal (ARCH), Peabody (BTUUQ and Alliance Resource Partners (ARLP). While clean coal is a […]

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Questions for the California Electorate 

Todd Royal
Todd Royal is an independent public policy consultant focusing on the geopolitical implications of energy based in Los Angeles, California.

California is about to overwhelmingly elect and sustain for decades to come one-party rule.  There’s more money going to the Democratic Party and Republicans don’t seem to have any hope making a dent in LA County outside of Steve Fazio and Mike Antonovich possibly winning Senate seats. But there are a number of public policy […]

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Investing in the Electric Vehicle Market 

Todd Royal
Todd Royal is an independent public policy consultant focusing on the geopolitical implications of energy based in Los Angeles, California.

Understanding the overall electric vehicle (EV) market, it could be ascertained; EVs will overtake fossil fuel vehicles in the near future; especially in California. While the EV future isbright – California should be cautious – before spending billions of taxpayer dollars without proper due diligence. Elon Musk is a genius, and Tesla’s are spectacular cars, but […]

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California Needs to Consider the Energy Implications of SB 32 

Todd Royal
Todd Royal is an independent public policy consultant focusing on the geopolitical implications of energy based in Los Angeles, California.

For California still dependent on fossil fuels, and with renewables still years, if not decades away, our elected officials need to begin asking tough questions. The environmental movement admirably wants clean air, water, more open space and a host of other environmental measures that restrict fossil fuel exploration under the guise of protecting the environment. […]

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Why Donald Trump’s Energy Plan Can Work 

Todd Royal
Todd Royal is an independent public policy consultant focusing on the geopolitical implications of energy based in Los Angeles, California.

It’s time for California to get serious about job growth. Recent data has shown consumer confidence is down from this point last year. Bond yields on 10-year Treasury notes, along with Japanese and German bonds are at all-time lows. This is dragging oil prices back down to depressed levels. Pitfalls are everywhere with global economic and geopolitical uncertainty rising. And now […]

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California Energy Plans Must Consider Geopolitics

Todd Royal
Todd Royal is an independent public policy consultant focusing on the geopolitical implications of energy based in Los Angeles, California.

The political actions of energy producing states such as Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iran, and the United States (US) impact energy prices. And no state seems to affect the nation, and it could be argued the world, more than California. California and its landmark global warming law affect how energy is consumed, produced and the impact […]

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