energy

Reader input: End fact-free fantasizing

Another blast of fact-free fantasizing from Mr Polette (Reader Input, Jan. 29). The data and science of atmospheric carbon dioxide levels make it clear that mankind has already a ...

Reader Input: Expand our use of fossil energy

Our president (in his recent State of the Union speech) wants to replace our fossil energy systems with expensive, unreliable and intermittent sources like solar and wind to save u ...

Reader input: Energy can be risky business

There is some risk to all forms of energy; it can become a tradeoff for safety vs. lower energy prices. Fracking is a very controversial process for extracting petroleum and natu ...

Gas prices on the rise

As expected, fuel companies have responded to the California legislation aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions by slightly upping at-the-pump prices. The implementation of Cal ...

Reader Input: Extremists keep US dependent

I recently read a news article about how gas prices are at the lowest levels in almost four years. The news story talked about how the United States is becoming a major energy prod ...

Reader Input: Seek energy independence

Energy independence for California is a smart move because it helps us move away from relying on foreign countries, like Russia and Saudi Arabia, for our oil imports. Currently, Ca ...

Another View: Environment: The best shade is light green

It’s hard for me to understand why people keep taking difficult, complicated issues and defining them in black-and-white terms. Let’s take the issue of “global wa ...

Reader Input: Fracking risky but necessary

Last week’s hour and 40 minute forum on fracking (Union of Concerned Scientists) was truly informative. No matter what you or I think, fracking is the elephant in the basemen ...

Returning veterans find support with California Conservation Corps, Sierra College energy tech course

AUBURN CA - Out of the military after serving as medics, ammunition specialists and security forces, a small group of returning troops has found support and training in a new Sierr ...