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February 28, 2019
by Louis Hansen
The Mercury News

Housing construction in California is lagging so badly, it would take some towns and cities centuries at their current construction pace to meet state goals to build homes for low- and middle-income families, according to a new analysis.

But in some Bay Area cities, new construction for high earners is way ahead of schedule.

February 28, 2019
by Jeff Collins
The OC Register

Thirty-one Southern California cities – from Huntington Beach to Hidden Hills and from Lancaster to Loma Linda – failed to meet a state requirement to report progress meeting housing goals each year, a new report says.

Out of at least five annual progress reports required since 2013, these 31 cities provided none.

According to the report, Southern California as a whole – excluding Los Angeles County – gets a grade of C when it comes to addressing the region’s homebuilding needs. The letter grade for Los Angeles County alone is a C minus.

September 10, 2018
by David Roberts

California has cemented its role as US climate champion
It has been repeated so often that it is clichéd, but in what is effectively a climate Dark Ages in the US, California is carrying a torch. It has systematically and deliberately bet on renewable energy, and that bet has paid off for its economy, making it home to a dizzying diversity of clean energy businesses and jobs.

August 30, 2018
by Eric Roston

A new report shows California is failing to cut greenhouse gas pollution from automobiles just as the Trump administration is poised to revoke the state’s right to regulate its tailpipes in pursuit of a single, national standard.

August 30, 2018

California is on the cusp of enacting a law to have 100% carbon-free electricity by 2045. But amid the hoopla, a new report underscores an arguably tougher challenge: Wringing CO2 out of transportation.

Why it matters: Transportation emissions have been rising in recent years — even as the state's overall CO2 output has dropped over the last decade —
and ticked up another roughly 2% from 2015–2016.


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