Thousands of energy-producing wind turbines dot the landscape in the Palm Springs area as part of an effort by the state to shift utilities to non-carbon sources of power. Another part of the effort to reduce California’s carbon emissions, cap-and-trade, is facing uncertainty over the program’s legality and future.
Thousands of energy-producing wind turbines dot the landscape in the Palm Springs area as part of an effort by the state to shift utilities to non-carbon sources of power. Another part of the effort to reduce California’s carbon emissions, cap-and-trade, is facing uncertainty over the program’s legality and future. Mark Boster Los Angeles Times
Thousands of energy-producing wind turbines dot the landscape in the Palm Springs area as part of an effort by the state to shift utilities to non-carbon sources of power. Another part of the effort to reduce California’s carbon emissions, cap-and-trade, is facing uncertainty over the program’s legality and future. Mark Boster Los Angeles Times
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Dan Walters' column appears in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. He and the column moved to The Sacramento Bee in 1984. Contact him at dwalters@sacbee.com or 916-321-1195. Twitter: @WaltersBee