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Facebook to give UCSB $1.5M to study data centers

By   /  Thursday, February 4th, 2021  /  Education, Energy, Green Coast, Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Facebook to give UCSB $1.5M to study data centers

Facebook will give $1.5 million to UC Santa Barbara’s Institute for Energy Efficiency to fund research into energy-efficient data centers and artificial intelligence, UCSB announced Feb. 4. The institute will use the three-year grant to “investigate advanced energy-efficient data center infrastructure, including low-power optical interconnects for computer networks and machine learning with reduced carbon footprint,” Read More →

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UCSB’s Nakamura adds Queen Elizabeth Prize to his Nobel

By   /  Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021  /  Education, Energy, Latest news, right, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on UCSB’s Nakamura adds Queen Elizabeth Prize to his Nobel

Shuji Nakamura, a professor of materials and electrical and computer engineering at UC Santa Barbara, is one of the recipients of the 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, or QEPrize. The five recipients are all pioneers in the field of light-emitting diodes, or LED lighting. Nakamura began developing LED technology while a researcher in Japan Read More →

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Community choice aggregator brings new energy option to Santa Barbara County

By   /  Friday, January 22nd, 2021  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Energy, Green Coast, Latest news, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Community choice aggregator brings new energy option to Santa Barbara County

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Opinion: Ventura County supervisors are taking our energy jobs

By   /  Friday, January 8th, 2021  /  Energy, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Ventura County supervisors are taking our energy jobs

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  /  Comments Off on Ag, oil fight Ventura County general plan

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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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