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Opinion: Ventura County supervisors are taking our energy jobs

By   /  Friday, January 8th, 2021  /  Energy, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Kelly Stater Throughout the fall, a broad coalition of union members, business leaders, energy workers, contractors, mineral owners, and other community partners spoke out against an unprecedented plan to politicize zoning decisions in Ventura County through the county’s so-called “update” process to its General Plan. Despite this broad opposition, the Board of Supervisors moved Read More →

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Ag, oil fight Ventura County general plan

By   /  Friday, January 8th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Energy, Latest news, Law, right, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  No Comments

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Edison settles case over unpermitted work in Mission Canyon

By   /  Monday, December 7th, 2020  /  Energy, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Edison settles case over unpermitted work in Mission Canyon

Santa Barbara District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced Dec. 7 that her office has reached a settlement with Southern California Edison over a grading project that caused environmental harm in the Mission Canyon area. Civil and criminal complaints alleged that between Dec. 4 and Dec. 16, 2019, SCE did unpermitted road work along 1.6 miles of Read More →

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Ventura County hit with lawsuits over General Plan

By   /  Friday, October 23rd, 2020  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Energy, Latest news, right, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ventura County hit with lawsuits over General Plan

More than half a dozen groups have sued Ventura County in response to the county’s recently adopted 2040 General Plan. The plan went into effect Oct. 15, 30 days after it was passed by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. Several of the groups that filed suit against the county are oil and energy interests Read More →

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VW sees an electric future in Oxnard

By   /  Friday, October 2nd, 2020  /  Energy, right  /  Comments Off on VW sees an electric future in Oxnard

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UC files new complaint in lightbulb licensing dispute

By   /  Tuesday, September 1st, 2020  /  Education, Energy, Latest news, Law, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on UC files new complaint in lightbulb licensing dispute

Efforts to secure licenses for UC Santa Barbara’s LED lighting patents entered a new chapter on Aug. 31, with the launch of a second round of complaints against major retailers. Filed by Nixon Peabody on behalf of the Regents of the University of California, the complaint calls for an ITC investigation of imports by General Read More →

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EVMatch of Santa Barbara wins prestigious $25,000 climate prize

By   /  Monday, July 27th, 2020  /  Energy, Latest news, Small Business, Technology  /  Comments Off on EVMatch of Santa Barbara wins prestigious $25,000 climate prize

Santa Barbara electric vehicle infrastructure platform EVmatch took home a prestigious award on July 27 for its climate efforts, including a $25,000 prize. The startup, which connects EV drivers with residential and commercial charging stations, was among 10 winners of the 2020 Keeling Curve Prize.  “These projects—like our former winners—were vetted by top climate experts Read More →

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