By Robert Perry, Director of Research On June 16th, the County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution to participate in the Monterey Bay Community Power Authority (MBCPA), Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Program. Following years of deliberation and analysis concerning the feasibility of forming its own CCA, the vote could lead to the inclusion of Santa […]
We are now on the precipice of systemic change to our planetary climate system… The near-unanimous consensus at last year’s IPCC 1.5 conference, combined with an initial wave of climate change impacts in the form of stronger hurricanes, more violent storms/floods and longer drought, demands a holistic transition of all economic sectors to a carbon-free […]
We have some exciting news to kick off the New Year: The World Business Academy is going live on local radio! Beginning Friday, January 11, we will begin broadcasting a new weekly radio talk show called “Solutions News.” Hosted by Rinaldo, each broadcast will feature a spirited and informative discussion concerning solutions to local, national […]
The debate rages on about ways to revitalize State Street and downtown Santa Barbara, and the World Business Academy remains at the forefront of the public discussion about this vital issue. On Wednesday, December 5th, Rinaldo Brutoco and Director of Energy Research, Robert Perry, participated as panelists in the latest public forum focusing on revitalizing […]
Thanks to all our members who sent opposition letters to their California legislators and the acting Public Utility Commissioners earlier this month. For those not familiar with this specific call to action, the letters urged the CPUC not adopt a decision that would dramatically increase costs associated with the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA) charge, […]
The World Business Academy The retail sector in Santa Barbara, particularly downtown, has been struggling. Santa Barbara retailers currently face a perfect storm due to recent local natural disasters that have added to the impact of e-commerce, national trends, neighborhood vacancies, Byzantine local regulations, and the high cost of doing business in the city. On […]
Community Solutions to the ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Santa Barbara retailers currently face a perfect storm due to recent local natural disasters that have added to the impact of e-commerce, national trends, neighborhood vacancies, Byzantine local regulations, and the high cost of doing business in Santa Barbara. The World Business Academy’s Global Citizens Club convened a panel […]
The privatization of water is underway and you’ll probably be the one paying.
The Euro continues to wobble and induce fear. But what if there were a creative monetary policy solution to stabilize it?
The homemade U.S. crisis known as the “fiscal cliff” throws into stark relief the fact that the U.S. can’t fix its economy and fix its budget deficits at once because fixing the economy requires more government spending, and fixing the budget requires less spending. Cutting spending too much too soon could tip the U.S. back […]
Nuclear power is not the answer to our energy needs or the climate change crisis. Nuclear power plants produce more greenhouse gas emission than wind, and certainly fewer than coal, but that is not the issue. Building new nuclear plants to try to reduce carbon emissions would irrevocably commit the world to a plutonium economy, […]