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PNS Daily Newscast - June 27, 2019 


More time on the ground for the Boeing 737 MAX. Also on our Thursday rundown: A diverse group tackles the topic of salmon recovery. Plus, summer bees are buzzing, but for how long?

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Public News Service - CA: Urban Planning/Transportation

Protesters demonstrate against the proposed Puente Project power plant in Oxnard earlier this year.(Rene Garcia)

OXNARD, Calif. - A proposed new natural-gas power plant in Southern California will face concerted opposition at the Coastal Commission meeting this week. On Friday, members will consider a recommendation by staff that the Puente Project be relocated away from the site chosen by the company, NRG, in

A new study shows California buildings could save $1.3 billion in 2030 on power bills by helping the state comply with the Clean Power Plan. (Office of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti)

LOS ANGELES — According to a recent study, commercial buildings in California could save $1.3 billion on electric bills by the year 2030 if they implement efficiency measures recommended in President Obama's Clean Power Plan. The report from Georgia Tech's School of Public Policy said power b

California's truck traffic soon may generate power through vibration sensors in the road. (Dodgerton Skillhause/morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California has almost 400,000 miles of roads and a ton of truck traffic that together may soon become a source of renewable energy. When a truck rumbles down the road, it sends out powerful vibrations, and the state is set to test something called piezoelectric technolog

Clean-energy advocates protest against a power plant proposed for Oxnard at a meeting of the California Public Utilities Commission in December. (Rene Garcia/CAUSE)

SAN FRANCISCO - The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) voted today to approve a permit for a new gas-fired power plant in the City of Oxnard, over the objections of the Oxnard City Council and local clean energy advocates. The Puente Power Project, a 262-megawatt peaker plant backed by NR

The solar PV industry is among the biggest job creators of California's clean-economy industries, says a new report. Credit: Skytech Solar/gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov

Sacramento, Calif. - About 368,000 Californians are working in what's been dubbed the "clean economy," including 71,000 new jobs in the past five years. According to a new report, similar job growth is taking place all along the West Coast as the states work together to reduce the pollution associat

Environmental organizations are criticizing a move by San Diego Gas and Electric to lobby against community energy providers. Credit: Laura Musikanski/Morguefile.

SAN DIEGO – Environmental organizations are mobilizing to fight one of the state's three biggest power companies over an issue known as "community choice aggregation," a movement by cities to create nonprofit agencies to buy and sell power to consumers. San Diego Gas and Electric just announc

A Muni streetcar along the Embarcadero in San Francisco during the December holiday season. Credit: Luciano Mortula/iStockphoto.

BERKELEY, Calif. – Encouraging Californians to use the state's light-rail systems instead of driving is being promoted as one way to combat climate change. A report out today from UC Berkeley and the nonprofit Next 10 rates transit systems like the Metro in Los Angeles and BART in San Francis

The 1989 Loma Prieto earthquake damaged many homes that had garages on the first floor. Credit: edStock/iStockphoto.com

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Supporters of a bill to give tax credits to landlords for earthquake retrofitting are hoping for a vote in the California State Senate before the legislative session ends on Friday. Assembly Bill 428 would cover 30 percent of the cost if the retrofit work is done in the n

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