2009-09-03

Poll disagrees with report



The majority of people who responded to a recent Acorn online poll disagreed with a Ventura County grand jury suggestion that some local school districts should merge in order to save taxpayer dollars. In its May report “School District Administration: Is the Cost Too High?” the grand jury recommended the 20 public school districts in the county be reduced to […]

Earth Talk: Solar and wind power



Dear EarthTalk : I’d like to know the relative electricity cost of utility scale solar and wind plants versus rooftop residential solar. In other words, how can I know whether to subsidize my utility’s alternative energy plant or renovate my own home? —Randy Wilson, Flagstaff, Ariz. Making such a determination is complex, but you could start with “In My Backyard,” […]


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