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Berkshire Hathaway buys Topaz project

By   /  Friday, December 9th, 2011  /  Features, Green Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Berkshire Hathaway buys Topaz project

The 550-megawatt Topaz solar project in northern San Luis Obispo County landed an endorsement from Warren Buffett on Dec. 7 when a unit of Berkshire Hathaway announced it was acquiring the project from Arizona-based First Solar.

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Buffett plugs into SLO solar farm

By   /  Wednesday, December 7th, 2011  /  Green Coast, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Buffett plugs into SLO solar farm

The 550-megawatt Topaz solar project in northern San Luis  Obispo County got a new owner on Dec. 7 when Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway announced it was acquiring the project from Arizona-based First Solar. The price was not disclosed, but the project is expected to cost about $2 billion. After a lengthy permitting process, First Solar Read More →

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Festivals go green: Food events around the region focus on recycling

By   /  Friday, October 21st, 2011  /  Features, Green Coast  /  Comments Off on Festivals go green: Food events around the region focus on recycling

Earth Day doesn’t arrive until April, but tri-county festival-goers are getting the chance to go green this fall.

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Sustainability key focus for business leaders

By   /  Friday, October 21st, 2011  /  Green Coast, Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Sustainability key focus for business leaders

Ventura County business leaders overwhelmingly think sustainable practices will be necessary to compete. A survey conducted at the annual Ventura County Economic Development Association outlook conference showed that two-thirds of businesses expect to see increased spending on sustainable practices, and about 70 percent of respondents said sustainable practices are competitively important. “Brand reputation is the Read More →

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Transphorm gets $3.6M grant

By   /  Tuesday, October 4th, 2011  /  Green Coast, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Transphorm gets $3.6M grant

Transphorm, the Goleta-based energy efficiency firm backed by $63 million from Google and other investors, has received a $3.6 million federal grant to improve solar panels. Transphorm’s technology uses a semiconducting material called gallium nitride to drastically reduce heat waste in electronic systems. The grant from the U.S. Department of Energy went to Transphorm in Read More →

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BioJet offers billion gallons to market

By   /  Friday, July 1st, 2011  /  Green Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on BioJet offers billion gallons to market

A Santa Barbara-based firm is offering one billion gallons of renewable jet fuel to the industry at $2.97 a gallon.

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Novim aims to settle climate change debate

By   /  Friday, July 1st, 2011  /  Green Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Novim aims to settle climate change debate

A new Santa Barbara-based think tank called Novim aims to settle the global warming question once and for all.

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