With the stroke of a pen, Governor Brown could now save California building owners an average of a $1000 off the cost of installing rooftop solar. That’s the estimate from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in analyzing the impact of streamlining local permitting regimes in California. AB 2188 (Muratsuchi) seeks to do just that — streamline local processes and end additional burdens from homeowner’s associations on rooftop solar. The bill is now headed to the governor’s desk. As I wrote about earlier this month, California can’t control the cost of solar PV, but it can get its collective local houses in order when it comes to permitting solar.
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Railtown — The Book
Railtown presents the history of this system by drawing on archival documents, contemporary news accounts, and interviews with many of the key players to provide critical behind-the-scenes accounts of the people and forces that shaped the system.
Tales from California
- California’s 2008 Smart Growth Law Has Barely Affected Local Action On Land Use
- Why Airports Lack Incentive To Support Transit: The LAX-Rail History
- “Gravity Trains” As Energy Storage
- France Taking Lead From U.S. On Climate Science Research — My KCBS Radio Interview
- Comprehensive State Survey Shows California’s Environmental Quality Act Rarely Impedes New Projects