Hydrogen for the Holidays: Assm. Quirk Talks Hydrogen Production and Supply

Editor's note: Hydrogen for the Holidays is a series of stories to end 2021 and begin 2022 that takes a closer look at several angles of the energy resource—from supply to storage to the companies building the technological bridge to consumers.

Hydrogen is increasingly seen as an important variable in the transition to clean energy in transportation. California is counting on a growing capability to produce and store hydrogen in the next decade to help meet many of its net-zero emissions and climate change goals.

But where is the hydrogen market now?

Bill to Remove Bad Cops in California Proceeds

Assemblymembers in California’s public safety committee approved a bill that would allow the state to decertify police officers who have engaged in serious misconduct on the job.

Matthew Renda, Courthouse News


(CN) — Senate Bill 2, which would allow California to decertify police officers who show persistent misconduct or incidents of excessive force, passed an Assembly committee Tuesday morning, clearing another hurdle in what appears to be an all-but-certain trip to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk. 

Commentary: Little Hoover Chair Urges Broadband Bill’s Passage

Pedro Nava - Chair, Little Hoover Commission -

Imagine if every Californian could access the government services they need as quickly and easily as shopping online or booking a flight. It may sound too good to be true, but such efficiency is entirely possible. And high-speed broadband is the key to making it happen.

Decreasing single use plastics in e-commerce industry remains uphill battle

Bill that targeted single use plastic packaging dies in state assembly

Hannah Hagemann, Monterey Herald

Environmentalists might have been one step closer to decreasing single-use plastics in the e-commerce industry, if a bill that would have required companies to cut down and recycle packaging passed through the state assembly last week.

But it didn’t, and Assembly member Mark Stone, D-Scotts Valley, wasn’t surprised.