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NEWS: California's alternative-energy program under scrutiny

The Los Angeles Time reports that ever increasing scrutiny is being drawn towards the amount of money California has spent promoting the use of alternative energy . Some of the energy investments have gone bust, electricity costs have soared, and some economists have disputed the benefits. The legality of some consumer fees that fund the programs also is being challenged in court.

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OPINION: California solar power imposing its costs on non-consumers

Erika Johnsen of Hot Air explains the devastating effects of California's renewable-subsidizing policies that continue to push energy costs ever higher.

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OPINION: California's Bankrupt Green Energy Economy Is Obama EPA's Model For The Nation

Larry Bell of Forbes laments the idea that President Obama may follow suit with California's energy policies that have set up the State's gas prices to reach historic highs in recent weeks and continue to financially strangle residents with electricity prices that are almost 50% higher than other states.

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NEWS: Recycling fraud drains California's cash

The Los Angeles Times reports a rampant surge in recycling fraud that is estimated to be draining the state's $1.1-billion recycling fund of anywhere between $40 to 200 million per year.

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NEWS: Taxpayers, ratepayers will fund California solar plants

Evan Halper, Ralph Vartabedian and Julie Cart of the Los Angeles Times report that not only are taxpayers footing the bill for the governments push towards solar energy, ratepayers will also find themselves on the hook, thank to confidential agreements between solar developers and utilities lock in power prices two to four times the cost of conventional electricity.

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