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Can California’s Clean Energy Ambitions Survive the Shale Oil and Gas Surge?

Green Tech Media -- California’s fracking industry could mean billions in state revenues and jobs.

California leaders are talking about energy abundance -- but they aren’t talking about solar and wind.

State policymakers are considering the extraordinary economic opportunity in shale oil and gas. That's the first of California’s emerging trends, a discussion of how to exploit the potential bonanza in its Monterey shale, estimated to constitute 63 percent of all U.S. shale oil reserves, without sacrificing environmental standards.

State leaders are also considering how the development of fossil resources will impact the state’s ambitious goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050. That has led to the second trend, which is collaborations, consultations and partnerships between


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k
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1momsunshine
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Probably not
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time will tell.

Remember, Earth Day started in CA....
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It doesn't have to be an either/or decision.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 4:08:55 PM

California has too large a deposit of shale gas to just ignore.
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hmw10284
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regardless the people running the state will throw away any additional revenue on stupid social programs that do not work (unless the intent is to buy the votes of those who are convinced they are the disenfranchised victims of the status quo. All the while being fooled into supporting the status quo.)

[Edited by: hmw10284 at 2/2/2014 3:09:15 PM EST]
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foreyearrunner
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It doesn't matter, that state will be in bankruptcy in the next couple of years.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 1:33:30 PM

I doubt it, the lawmakers will cave when people balk at the much higher green energy prices.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 12:52:06 PM

Probably not
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 11:20:26 AM

California has some choices to make
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:40:25 AM

Maybe they can figure out a way to just take the money without allowing the product.
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With all the uncertainty and unreliablity in the green energy industry, they should go with what has been prove to work. Oil, natural gas and coal have been doing a great job for a long time.
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Just glad I moved out of all California, don't miss all those altar liberals and greenies that took over the state even though I was born and raised there.
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California's clean energy ambitions are exactly what is killing that state
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Standby, CA will corrupt the business....
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Can California’s Clean Energy Ambitions Survive the Shale Oil and Gas Surge?..

No one knows for sure, just have to wait and see...
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:27:04 AM

The California financial situation will complicate the path forward. Taxes on the shale oil and gas could help address California's financial woes.
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Interesting
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Can California’s Clean Energy Ambitions Survive the Shale Oil and Gas Surge? State leaders are considering how the development of fossil resources will impact the state’s ambitious goal to cut greenhouse gasemissions 80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050. California has about 63% of the shale oil resources in the US. Texas 20% and North Dakota 17%.
Fossil fuels will be around for a very long time to come.
More fracking, more chance to pollute the surface and underground waters. Properly treat the fracking water so it can be released safely on the surface. Recycle water into the underground rocks fracturing Only if there are NO contaminates or pollutants injected into the underground water and rock system at the same time. ****It doesn't help when they put diesel in the fracking water! ***So much for the available water!
Anyone for flaming water from the kitchen faucet? How about More earthquakes from additional ground water and fracking operations?
We need clean drinkable water and uncontaminated lakes and streams!
It takes more natural gas to go the same distance as gasoline or diesel, natural gas does not have the same amount of energy that gasoline or diesel has.
As more and more natural gas is used for various things/items, watch for the price to go up and up. I need natural gas to heat my water and keep my house warm during the heating season, there is no need for higher natural gas prices.
Drive vehicles with high mpg, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:24:22 AM

Considering we are the state that protects insects,frogs,etc by not permitting building I can only hope there's a resolution that actually works.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:23:45 AM

So is everyone else.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:21:47 AM

Let them just frack California into the pacific.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:21:46 AM

Fracking is DEAD without WATER, but so will be everything else!
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:21:34 AM

Go Hawks!
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:20:20 AM

This is very old news.....

[Edited by: HATinMUNDY at 2/2/2014 10:19:21 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:20:17 AM

Just waiting for a 13.7 earthquake there so it falls into the ocean.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:19:58 AM

Continue to shoot themselves in the foot.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:19:48 AM

Frack, CA, Frack.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:19:46 AM

Injecting liquid into the areas around the San Andreas fault seems like folly to me. Why not squirt WD40 directly into the fault line and see what happens?
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:19:34 AM

Quite a quandary for them.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:19:21 AM

Whatever...it's California.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:19:13 AM

I say no as long as their state government can't get out of its own way.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:19:02 AM

Hey, it's California. They'll shoot themselves in the foot for sure.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:18:43 AM

Let's hope not...not living in the real world!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:18:34 AM

I go to CA when I have to. IT seems that it is at best 'granola country'
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:18:31 AM

We would be better off with renewable energy resources.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:14:26 AM

I am so glad I don't live out there in the land of the crackpots.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:14:03 AM

I think they will do it.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:13:10 AM

no easy choices here...
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:13:07 AM


Whatever the Legistature wants they will get matter what the people say or do.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:10:40 AM

They'll take the esiest way to raise money.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:09:14 AM

The people in CA get what they vote for
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:08:10 AM

then HIRE me then, I need a job
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:08:03 AM

K
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:07:03 AM

BOOM goes the BOMB
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:05:45 AM

bar1035 is right with his post, "California will find a way to screw it up".
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:05:29 AM

clean energy is good in long run
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:04:54 AM

Not with Governor Moonbeam.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:04:09 AM

NO!
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 10:03:20 AM

Who knows.
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