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Proposition 13 loophole: An article in the May 5 Section A about a loophole in Proposition 13 thatenables businesses to sidestep a tax reassessment examined the purchase of a Santa Monica hotel company by Michael Dell and partners. The article said that...
KAJAKI, Afghanistan — After struggling for more than a decade to upgrade a huge hydroelectric plant in a volatile region that saw heavy American losses in fighting with the Taliban, the United States is trying a new approach: Let the Afghans take...
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — For decades this rural basin has battled over the Klamath River's most precious resource: water that sustains fish, irrigates farms and powers the hydroelectric dams that block one of the largest salmon runs on the West Coast....
If cities were stocks, you'd want to short Phoenix. Of course, it's an easy city to pick on. The nation's 13th-largest metropolitan area crams 4.3 million people into a low bowl in a hot desert, where horrific heat waves and windstorms visit it...
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Work formally began Monday on a controversial pipeline that would feed energy-starved Pakistan natural gas from Iran, a project that has drawn stern warnings from the U.S. of possible sanctions against Islamabad if the South Asian...
World NowLaos plans to start building a dam on the Mekong River this week over the objections of Cambodia and Vietnam downstream, a step that neighboring countries fear could imperil fish and cripple rice fields. The Xayaburi dam is expected to reap profits for...
Money & CompanyAt 407 pages, the Energy Department's just released Annual Energy Review contains more than you'll ever want to know about power consumption and production in America. On the other hand, you'll never be at a loss for words, or facts, on the subject....
GreenspaceOne of the biggest costs of California's recent drought went largely unnoticed, according to a report that estimates state ratepayers paid $1.7 billion to replace lost hydropower with natural gas generation that also pumped millions of tons of...
The Modesto BeeUnable to match the salaries of private and some public utilities, California cannot retain enough skilled employees to maintain and operate its complex and vital water delivery system. As The Sacramento Bee has reported, years of staffing shortages and...
The Natchez Democrat, Miss.The City of Vidalia received a $3.8 million royalty payment last week from the Sidney A. Murray Hydroelectric Plant, which includes two quarterly payments that were deferred last year. Mayor Hyram Copeland said the payment, along with cost-cutting...
The Sacramento BeeCalifornia officials say the state cannot retain enough trained workers to efficiently run and maintain its complex water delivery system, a problem that has consequences for cities and farms statewide. State pay for some key jobs, they say, has...
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Portland Press Herald, MaineA proposal meant to lower energy costs for Mainers beginning this winter doesn't go far enough in cutting heating bills to satisfy Gov. Paul LePage, his energy director said Tuesday, and doesn't address some of the governor's key concerns about wind power...
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