News and analysis about energy in California with an eye toward renewables.
The Well Next Door
'Frackademia': Climate Science for Sale

'Frackademia': Climate Science for Sale

The Well Next Door: "In too many instances, the oil industry is essentially purchasing the results it wants," says Andrew Rosenberg of the Union for Concerned Scientists. One way to do that: funding university studies.
California + Fracking = The Big One?

California + Fracking = The Big One?

The Well Next Door: California is a beautiful, and scary, place to live. Earthquakes can, and have, been set off around the country, by this practice, which is expanding daily in our state.
Culver City: Future Frack-topia?

Culver City: Future Frack-topia?

The Well Next Door: Culver City, home to NPR, Sony Pictures, and a hopping restaurant and gallery scene, is getting nervous.
Meet the Frackers, Los Angeles

Meet the Frackers, Los Angeles

The Well Next Door: The days of the gushers are over -- but fracking, acidization, horizontal drilling, and other recent "enhanced recovery techniques" are giving new life to old L.A. oilfields.