The California Energy Commission is forcing homebuilders to include solar panels in new construction, which will take full effect in two years and will help the state meet its Agenda 21 goal of supplying 50% of its electricity with solar by 2030. Low cost housing is already in short supply, and the mandate will add as much as $12,000 to the cost of a new home. More than 30% of people in the state’s metro areas cannot afford housing in their area, and in some areas it is higher than 60%.
A California regulatory board has passed a regulation that will require all new homes built in the state to be powered by solar panels.
The new rules, which will take full effect in two years, will add thousands of dollars to the construction and maintenance of new homes, but leaders in Sacramento say that the effort will be worth the costs. The new rules will also help the state come in line with its goal of having 50 percent of its electric power supplied by solar by 2030, according to The New York Times.
California becomes the first state to force homebuilders to include solar power in new construction.
The five-member California Energy Commission passed the new requirements with very little debate. Critics lambasted the board’s foregone conclusion of the efficacy of the idea.
“The state’s housing crisis is real,” Republican State Assemblyman Brian Dahle said in response to the rules. “California’s affordability problem is making it more and more difficult for people to afford to live here.”
The Times estimates that the requirements could add as much as $12,000 to the price of new homes. This hike in housing costs comes on the heels of worries that California suffers from a lack of affordable housing for middle- and lower-income residents.
A recent report by the Los Angeles Timesnoted that upwards of 30 percent of people in the state’s metro areas cannot afford housing in their area and, in some places, that number reaches as high as 60 percent.
The $7.4 billion fund created to aid people sickened by exposure to toxins at the sites of deadly attacks on the World Trade Center, after the EPA assured them it was safe, now has only $2.4 billion left to pay 19,000 claims.
The EU’s new new Copyright Directive mandates that any online community, platform or service that has existed for three or more years, or is making 10 million euros a year or more, is responsible for ensuring that no user ever posts anything that infringes copyright, even momentarily, which is impossible.
The Los Angeles City Council voted to require companies to disclose National Rifle Association (NRA) ties in order to be eligible for city contracts. In addition, the companies wishing to work with the city must also disclose any ties “their subsidiaries have with the NRA” as well.
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Former FBI Deputy Director, Andrew McCabe, told Scott Pelley on “60 Minutes” that Attorney General Rod Rosenstein proposed invoking the 25th Amendment to oust President Trump in 2017, and that Rosenstein was counting potential supporting votes of cabinet members.
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Representative Mo Brooks (R-AL) says the spending deal will lead to an amnesty for millions of illegal aliens because the bill stops illegal aliens from being deported and makes sure that newly arrived border crossers are resettled in the US.
Amazon canceled its plans to expand to New York, which stood to gain 25,000 jobs and an estimated $27 billion in tax revenue over the next two decades. New York offered the company $3 billion in tax benefits to build a campus in the Long Island City neighborhood.
Two top executives at 21 Air, Adolpho Moreno and Michael Steinke, have “either coincidental or direct ties” to Gemini Air Cargo, a company previously named by Amnesty International as one of the air charter services involved in a CIA rendition program.
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