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A renewable market: Giant machines generating green energy

By   /  Monday, December 27th, 2010  /  Green Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on A renewable market: Giant machines generating green energy

Mafi-Trench Co. is building turboexpanders for the renewable energy sector

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When vision isn’t enough: Former Patagonia CEO leads MBA program

By   /  Monday, December 6th, 2010  /  Features, Green Coast  /  Comments Off on When vision isn’t enough: Former Patagonia CEO leads MBA program

Former Patagonia CEO Michael Crooke is overseeing a new certificate at Pepperdine University’s MBA program in Malibu focusing on socially responsible business practices

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New backer for SLO solar project

By   /  Wednesday, December 1st, 2010  /  Green Coast, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on New backer for SLO solar project

A new financial backer is pursuing federal loan backing for the smaller of the two utility-scale solar farms slated for the Carrizo Plain in San Luis Obispo County.

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GE backs Camarillo’s grass-to-gas firm

By   /  Monday, November 29th, 2010  /  Green Coast, Technology  /  Comments Off on GE backs Camarillo’s grass-to-gas firm

CoolPlanetBioFuels has brought its fundraising total to $11.5 million with a capital infusion from GE Energy Financial Services.

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Santa Barbara gets a bit greener with new City Ventures project

By   /  Monday, November 15th, 2010  /  Columns, Green Coast, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara gets a bit greener with new City Ventures project

Santa Barbara is now home to the largest green development of single-family homes in the country. Santa Ana-based developer City Ventures broke ground Nov. 10 on a 48-townhome project in Santa Barbara’s East Beach area. Dubbed the Santa Barbara East Beach Collection, the project is striving for LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Read More →

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Bright, but not as big: Solar projects could be downsized to protect wildlife

By   /  Monday, November 8th, 2010  /  Features, Green Coast, Technology  /  Comments Off on Bright, but not as big: Solar projects could be downsized to protect wildlife

The two massive solar projects winding toward approval on San Luis Obispo County’s Carrizo Plain could end up generating 30 percent less energy than the 800 megawatts their corporate backers would prefer. That is according to draft environmental impact reports circulating for the California Valley Solar Ranch, backed by San Jose-based SunPower Corp., and the Read More →

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SolarWorld announces new schools program

By   /  Thursday, September 30th, 2010  /  Green Coast, Latest news  /  Comments Off on SolarWorld announces new schools program

SolarWorld, a German company with a plant in Camarillo, unveiled a program Sept. 30 that could put solar panels on schools without charging the schools for any of the up-front costs. The move comes a few weeks after the Oxnard Union School District passed over SolarWorld and picked SunPower, a San Jose-based company, to put Read More →

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