Tax Cuts Expected To Save Californians $3.32 Billion In Energy Costs

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 could result in $3.23 billion in energy savings in California over the next five years, according to a recent analysis by the United States Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute. The tax legislation passed by Congress in 2017 resulted in tax cuts to investor-owned utilities, thereby reducing their cost of service, according to the chamber. That savings is being passed to residential and commercial energy consumers. The average five-year savings for residential energy users in California is estimated at $129.60.


Provide Input On Environmental Review For Port Master Plan

The Port of Long Beach is hosting a public meeting on August 30 to gather input for the environmental impact report (EIR) pertaining to the forthcoming update of the port’s master plan. Last revised in 1990, the document outlines long-term goals for land use and development. The meeting provides the community with an opportunity to submit comments about what environmental issues to examine in the EIR process. 6 p.m., Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library, 5870 Atlantic Ave. E-mailed comments may be submitted to


Register For Next Week’s Building A Better Long Beach Forum

Mayor Robert Garcia and the Long Beach Business Journal are once again teaming up to present the Building A Better Long Beach forum, 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 28, Beverly O’Neill Theater at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. Mayor Garcia is providing an overview of the projects underway and planned throughout the city. The event is free, as is the parking. RSVP required. Click here to register.


Free Webinar: Growing The Market For Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Vehicles

The California Fuel Cell Partnership, an automotive and government collaboration aimed at growing the market for hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric vehicles, is hosting a free webinar about its 2030 Vision Plan on August 28, 10-11 a.m. The organization’s goal is to pursue “a network of 1,000 hydrogen stations and a fuel cell vehicle population of up to 1,000,000 vehicles by 2030.” To accomplish this goal, the vision plan focuses on accelerating market growth in fuel-cell powered vehicles and ramping up domestic production of renewable hydrogen. Click here to register.