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Cal Poly SLO contracts with REC Solar for solar farm project

By   /  Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Education, Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Cal Poly SLO contracts with REC Solar for solar farm project

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo announced the launch of a 4.5 megawatt solar farm project Oct. 3 that will provide around a quarter of its total electricity usage. The university has contracted with REC Solar to finance construction and maintenance through a power purchase agreement. Construction began in late September and is expected to be Read More →

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Community Choice Energy costly option for Central Coast

By   /  Friday, September 29th, 2017  /  Central Coast, Energy, Latest news, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Community Choice Energy costly option for Central Coast

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Puente alternatives cheaper than gas power plant

By   /  Friday, September 29th, 2017  /  Energy, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Puente alternatives cheaper than gas power plant

By Carmen Ramirez and Craig Lewis 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 Read More →

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Simi Valley unveils solar array to power municipal facilities

By   /  Monday, September 25th, 2017  /  Energy, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Simi Valley unveils solar array to power municipal facilities

The Simi Valley Police Department unveiled a new rooftop solar array and solar canopy parking structures that are expected to net it $15.5 million in savings over the next 20 years. The project will provide renewable energy to a third of the city of Simi Valley’s municipal facilities, the city announced after a ribbon cutting Read More →

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Cal Poly SLO gets $500,000 grant to fund startup development

By   /  Monday, September 25th, 2017  /  Central Coast, Education, Energy, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Cal Poly SLO gets $500,000 grant to fund startup development

The Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship received $500,000 to fund startup development in the county as part of an effort to mitigate job losses from the proposed closure of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal, D-Santa Barbara, announced on Sept. 18 that the Department of Commerce’s Read More →

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Input sought on plan to close Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant by 2025

By   /  Friday, September 22nd, 2017  /  Central Coast, Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Input sought on plan to close Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant by 2025

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Puente Power Project needed and should be approved

By   /  Friday, September 8th, 2017  /  Energy, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Puente Power Project needed and should be approved

By David Grau NRG Energy is proposing to build a new power plant at its existing Mandalay Generating Station on Harbor Boulevard at the beach. The plan, called the Puente Power Project, calls for the new plant to replace two existing facilities that are required by state law to discontinue by 2020. This proposal will Read More →

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