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A new company is setting up shop in downtown LA to work on the Hyperloop: Now Hyperloop Technologies Inc., one company working on the project, has taken up residence for Hyperloop World Headquarters in a 6,500-square-foot industrial space in a gentrifying section of the Arts District. Wedged into a corner abutting Interstate 10, the Los […]

Mar 25th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized
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The UK general election is just over a month away, and already the bargaining is beginning. Polls suggest that Labour could win a plurality of seats, though an outright majority is unlikely. One reason why it’s unlikely is that Labour’s vote in Scotland has collapsed. Labour’s support of austerity policies, while not as extreme as […]

Mar 22nd, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized
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The most recent auction of cap-and-trade permits, jointly held by California and Québec, generated $630 million in revenue for California alone. That’s just the first quarterly auction of the year – if the other three raise a similar amount of money, California will have raised around $2.5 billion. And since 25% of the yearly take […]

Mar 19th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

The impact of high speed rail on rural landowners is rapidly becoming the top obstacle facing HSR projects not just in California, but also in Texas. A state representative from a town just north of Houston, along the proposed Dallas to Houston HSR route, filed a bill last week intended to stop the privately-funded project: […]

Mar 16th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized