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Is An Alternative Energy Choice Too Expensive for Santa Barbara?

A study on the prospect of government-run energy in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties found the program would not be economically feasible. “We’re different,” Jen Cregar, project supervisor with Energy & Sustainability Initiatives, told the Santa Barbara County supervisors. “We are not the same as everyone else.” Though the so-called Community Choice […]

Monterey Regional Airport ‘Flips the Switch’ on Solar Project Expected to Save $5.5 Million in Energy Costs

MONTEREY, Calif., Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) celebrated the completion of its new, on-site solar program during a “flip the switch” event connecting a field of solar panels beside the runway to the electricity grid last Thursday, September 21, 2017. Through a collaborative partnership with OpTerra Energy Services, MRY’s new clean energy […]

Portland General Electric Joins California ISO Energy Market

The California ISO said Portland General Electric became the fifth western utility to successfully begin full participation in the Western Energy Imbalance Market. California ISO said that it and PGE recently completed several weeks of extensive systems testing – the culmination of two years of preparatory work and coordination – and have certified that PGE […]

Puente Alternatives Cheaper Than Gas Power Plant

Renewable energy alternatives are technically and economically superior to the proposed gas Puente Power Project in Oxnard. The Ventura County Taxpayers Association’s guest commentary supporting the Puente gas plant in the Sept. 8 issue of the Business Times contained inaccurate and misleading information. It’s true that a recent California Independent System Operator (CAISO) study concluded […]

No More Gas or Diesel Cars? State Considers Ban

Get ready to scrap your gas guzzler. And your gas sipper, too. California’s chief air-pollution regulator says the state is considering a ban on cars fueled by internal-combustion engines. While the ban would be at least a decade away, Mary Nichols, the chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board, said putting California motorists in an […]

Wells Fargo Commits Funding to UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center

UC Davis’ Energy Efficiency Center announced early Wednesday that Wells Fargo has renewed its support with a commitment of $500,000 over the next four years. Funds will support operational and programmatic needs of the center, including its new Energy Graduate Group program. “The EEC is working hard to find innovative, sustainable solutions to key energy […]

Humboldt Charges Ahead with EV Stations

Humboldt County is taking action to comply with a state law requiring expedited permitting for electric vehicle charging stations and Supervisor Mike Wilson has described it as a first step toward electric switchover. “It’s the minimum and I think we need to start talking about what we can do, beyond streamlining the permit process, to […]

Pico Rivera Is Getting a New Electricity Provider Soon; Here’s What It Means for Your Bill

Pico Rivera is getting in to the energy business beginning Friday with the launch of a program officials say will offer lower rates than Southern California Edison’s. The program — called the Pico Rivera Innovative Municipal Energy, or PRIME, program — will partner the city with state regulators and the city of Lancaster to provide […]