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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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COLAB expanding to cover Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, December 17th, 2010  /  Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on COLAB expanding to cover Tri-Counties

After almost 20 years of advocating for property rights in Santa Barbara County, COLAB — the Coalition of Labor, Agriculture and Business — is going regional. And, at least in Ventura County, it may be getting a bit kinder and gentler. Ventura County COLAB incorporated in August and recently hired a full-time executive director. To Read More →

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UCSB economist warns of future tax hikes

By   /  Wednesday, December 8th, 2010  /  Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on UCSB economist warns of future tax hikes

Higher taxes are an inevitable consequence of ad-hoc policymaking, according to UC Santa Barbara economics professor Peter Rupert. Rupert, who heads the UCSB Economic Forecast Project, told a breakfast audience of Santa Barbara-area business leaders on Dec. 8 that temporary subsidies such as “cash for clunkers” and payments to first-time homebuyers were largely useless. He Read More →

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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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Shopping for recovery: Camarillo looks poised for growth

By   /  Monday, November 22nd, 2010  /  Features, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Shopping for recovery: Camarillo looks poised for growth

Camarillo was hit as hard as anywhere else by the recession, but a mix of high-end technology and manufacturing businesses and a retail sector buoyed by the largest outlet mall in California could bode a strong recovery. Some of the city’s struggles in retail real estate are turning into opportunities for tri-county businesses that couldn’t Read More →

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