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Pay-Per-Mile Car Insurance Moves Forward in California

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Photo: Flickr, CCThe Greener Kind of Car InsuranceIncentives are a great tool to nudge people in the right direction. It will always be harder to clean up the environment when people's personal interests are opposed to the environment, but when both are aligned, the path of least resistance leads to a better world. Pay-per-mile car insurance is a good example of such an incentive. It's not worl...

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on Nov 10, 2009 at 12:53 PM

Schwarzenegger signs legislation for giant water bond

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FRIANT, Calif. – With Millerton Lake as a backdrop, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an $11.1 billion water bond Monday that proponents acknowledged will be a tough sell with voters.

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on Nov 10, 2009 at 06:53 AM
Pay-per-mile car insurance ...

Pay-per-mile car insurance might come to California

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Filed under: Etc., Legislation and Policy, Green Daily, USAThe idea of paying for your insurance by the mile is not new. MileMeter, in Texas, offers pay-as-you-drive (PAYD) rates and California has been using mileage brackets to set insurance rates for years. A new, more precise PAYD system is under discussion in California that would give people who drive less a financial incentive to do keep ...

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on Nov 09, 2009 at 05:24 PM

U.S. to review California water diversion rulings

(via www.reuters.com)

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. officials said on Monday they would reconsider new environmental mandates requiring California to divert water from drought-stricken farms and cities to help endangered fish in rivers and on the coast.

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on Nov 09, 2009 at 01:50 PM
Electric Vehicles Internati...

Electric Vehicles International Brings Electric Delivery Vans to California

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Electric Vehicles International is returning to its home in California from Mexico and later this month will have a state tour to celebrate; from their new home in Stockton to the state capitol, Sacramento. Along the way, they are offering test drives for any interested Californians. So if you’ve ever wanted to test-drive a 13 ton full electric delivery truck that goes 60 miles an hour on t...

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on Nov 09, 2009 at 09:24 AM

State's recycled paper trail not so green for climate

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California has a worldwide reputation as a leader in global warming, more so than any other state. But an ongoing Bee investigation has found some of the state's choices – such as failing to evaluate environmental costs of printer ink cartridge recycling and allowing its employees to travel on the dime of energy companies – raise questions about the effectiveness of its efforts.

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on Nov 09, 2009 at 06:23 AM
Is Leaving It All Up to Ins...

Is Leaving It All Up to Insurance Companies the Best Way Forward on PAYD?

(via switchboard.nrdc.org)

Last month, the California Department of Insurance finalized and released new regulations permitting California insurance companies to offer their customers the option of verifying the miles they drive.  This has been called “Pay As You Drive Insurance,” even though there...

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on Nov 06, 2009 at 03:53 PM

Shell Oil to pay $19.5M in environmental fines (AP)

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AP - Shell Oil Co. has been ordered to pay $19.5 million to the state for environmental violations at gas stations around California.

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on Nov 06, 2009 at 03:53 PM

On Leadership and the Water Package

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A great deal has been written about the substance of the water reform bills that was passed by the legislature in the wee hours Wednesday.  Here’s NRDC’s statement on the three key bills.  And here’s a thoughtful editorial from the Los Angeles...

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on Nov 06, 2009 at 10:53 AM

Eyeing a run

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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger plans to sign into law two of the water bills passed early Wednesday morning. Assembly Speaker Karen Bass is also scheduled to attend the 10 a.m. signing ceremony at the Tujunga Wellfield Groundwater Recovery Project in Los Angeles.

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on Nov 06, 2009 at 07:24 AM