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SoCalGas bills to more than double as natural gas prices surge
Redlands Community News
Jan. 12, 2023

Daniel MacDonald, associate professor and chair of the Department of Economics at Cal State San Bernardino, said the spike in natural gas bills in January is a classic example of supply and demand.

“The price of natural gas is rising because demand is high,” MacDonald said. “We’ve had colder than usual temperatures, which have caused consumers to turn on, and up, their thermostats.”

While high demand usually prompts an increase in supply, global conflicts have put a dent in this cycle, he noted.

“Russia is a major natural gas producer,” MacDonald said. “We promised Europe we would sell them more natural gas, so that they were less dependent on Russian natural gas, but that depletes supplies for our domestic use. For the problem to be solved, we need either less demand or more supply.”

CSU names members for two committees, announces forums in search for chancellor
The Sun/Southern California News Group
Jan. 13, 2023

Beth Steffel, Academic Senate chairperson and Cal State San Bernardino professor of art, and Sedrick Spencer, CSUSB alumnus and Paramount Pictures vice president of government relations, have been appointed to the Assessment Committee, one of two separate committees that will help identify a new chancellor for the Cal State University system, according to an announcement this week.

Podcast: An interview with Tony Coulson, executive director of CSUSB’s Cybersecurity Center
Cybersecurity Guide

Tony Coulson, the executive director of the Cybersecurity Center, and professor at California State University San Bernardino, was a guest on the Cybersecurity Guide podcast to we’re discuss education opportunities for cybersecurity students, focusing on Cal State San Bernardino and the broader community.

Inland Empire manufacturing is on probation
IE Business Daily
Jan. 16, 2023

Barbara Sirotnik is not hitting the panic button.

Not yet, anyway.

Sirotnik is the director of the Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis at Cal State San Bernardino. Every month, the institute publishes its Report On Business, which breaks down the state of manufacturing in the Inland Empire.

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