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UDPATE: Extreme Cold In U.S. Causing Natural Gas Shortage At Southern Calif. Power Plants

California’s power grid operator has asked for voluntary conservation of power because the extreme cold in much of the United States and Canada has caused a shortage of natural gas supplies to Southern California power plants.

02/06/2014

A hydraulic fracturing site is viewed on June 19, 2012 in South Montrose, Pennsylvania. Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, stimulates gas production by injecting wells with high volumes of chemical-laced water in order to free-up pockets of natural gas below. The process is controversial with critics saying it could poison water supplies, while the natural-gas industry says it's been used safely for decades. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

California Bills Seek More Disclosure, Oversight Of Fracking

The growing concern over hydraulic fracturing, the technology that has led to an oil and gas boom in many parts of the country, has caught the attention of California lawmakers as companies seek to expand production in the San Joaquin Valley oil fields.

03/10/2013

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Duke It Out Over Energy And Health Care

The two presidential candidates were asked a question by CBS Local about Obamacare vs. Romneycare and asked them to talk about the similarities or differences between the two plans.

10/15/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Square Off Over Education and Energy

Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?

10/12/2012

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Opinion: Gas Prices Are The Government and Obama’s Fault

Americans continually hear that the president of the United States can do nothing about gas prices. John Hofmeister says that isn’t true. The doubled gas prices could have been avoided but no one in a political position who can do anything about the prices wants to do anything.

10/10/2012

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California Heat Wave Prompts Call For Power Conservation

Californians sweltering in a heat wave are being urged to reduce power consumption, including air conditioning, through the weekend to maintain electrical reserves and avoid the possibility of outages.

08/10/2012

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Green Campaign Building ‘Mysterious’ Structure Downtown

The city of Sacramento is setting up a mysterious object to encourage people to go green.

06/25/2012

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Best Playgrounds In Sacramento

Sacramento-area residents don’t have to face the single-digit temperatures, icy roads and heavy snow that other parts of the country often do at this time of year. And it is a good thing too, since […]

02/17/2012

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Call Kurtis: Power Bill Confusion

A $9.30 monthly energy bill? As the weather warmed and the sun began to shine in his Sacramento neighborhood last February, the solar panels Edward Robinson had purchased for about $30,000 were finally paying off, saving him about $150 a month.

CBS Sacramento–11/04/2011