| Feb 6, 2013
Al Gore hails from Tennessee, but when he comes to California next week, he'll be coming back to his spiritual home. In 2000, Californians gave him a double-digit lead — 1.3 million votes — over George W. Bush for president. His documentary,...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 5:13 PM
After months of community meetings and public hearings, a two-year package of DWP electricity rate hikes totaling 11.1% won preliminary approval Tuesday from the Los Angeles City Council. The council voted 10 to 4 to back the increases, which are expected...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:04 PM
L.A. Department of Water and Power customers will be able to sell back excess solar energy created on rooptops and parking lots under a new program approved by the city utility's board of commissioners....
| Jan 2, 2013
| 4:42 PM
An early environmental leader as California's governor nearly four decades ago, Jerry Brown is now easing restrictions for oil companies and talking about overhauling the state's landmark environmental law to boost the economy. As detailed in The Times,...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 1:53 PM
The L.A. City Council turned down Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Jan Perry's move to review a new program that for the first time allows individual solar power generators to sell energy to the DWP....
| Oct 5, 2012
| 4:45 PM
The identifying characteristic of progressives' syndrome, which I believe psychiatrists have been following since the Truman administration, is their defensiveness about their own policies when they're challenged by Big Business and other stalwarts of the...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 9:57 PM
To hear business leaders and political candidates talk, proper industrial policy comprises only three elements: a fair tax system, a level playing field and "certainty."
So why is it that all three are about to be thrown out the window as a sop to oil,...
| May 23, 2012
That ray of light you see peeking through all the clouds darkening California's future? That's the sun. More specifically, solar power, in which California is the hands-down national leader.
The state's installed solar generating capacity of about 1.2...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 8:56 AM
The European Commission will probe complaints that Chinese solar panel manufacturers are trying to dominate the hyper-competitive industry by resorting to shady import tactics.
The government body said Thursday that it will launch a formal...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Actor Jason Bateman and his wife, actress Amanda Anka, are dropping anchor in the Beverly Crest area with the purchase of the estate of Ernest Borgnine for $3 million.
The gated country English compound sits on a half-acre knoll. The 6,148-square-foot...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Ikea Group, the Swedish home goods retailer currently residing in 298 blue-boxed stores in 26 countries, wants to expand. Just don’t rush it.
The company opened 11 new stores in nine countries in its fiscal year ended Aug. 31 – buying the...