Is gas independence from Russia impossible?

  Germany wants to become independent of Russian gas as quickly as possible. But many on the Internet believe that this is not possible – because German companies have committed themselves to purchase minimum quantities in long-term contracts. Until the start of the Russian war against Ukraine, Germany drew much of its energy from Russia … Read more

Compromise on plastics ban comes under fire in California Legislature. A ballot fight is likely

  After efforts to craft compromise legislation came under fire this week from groups supporting the ballot measure, it appears increasingly likely that Californians will get a chance to vote on a single-use plastics ban in November. Legislators, led by state Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica), filed a bill on Thursday in the hopes of … Read more

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