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Proposed peaker plant in Oxnard bad idea because of flood vulnerability

By   /  Friday, July 24th, 2015  /  Energy, Op/Eds, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Proposed peaker plant in Oxnard bad idea because of flood vulnerability

Reliability is the key point emphasized in the Pacific Coast Business Times editorial July 17 (Oxnard peaker plant should be approved). During the CPUC evidentiary hearings held in May regarding the NRG proposal, the city of Oxnard provided proof based on state of the art scientific evidence that storm surge patterns and sea level rise Read More →

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Alternative proposed to prevent peaker plant along Oxnard coast

By   /  Friday, July 24th, 2015  /  Columns, Energy, Latest news, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Alternative proposed to prevent peaker plant along Oxnard coast

One of the biggest stories in Ventura County these days is the debate over the so-called “peaker plant” proposed by independent power producer NRG to replace a couple of aging power stations along the Oxnard coastline. And, when the Business Times editorialized in favor of building a peaker plant on July 17, we clearly created Read More →

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Refugio oil spill shows companies haven’t learned lesson after 46 years

By   /  Friday, July 17th, 2015  /  Columns, Energy  /  Comments Off on Refugio oil spill shows companies haven’t learned lesson after 46 years

Why does our collective memory seem so short? The gorgeous coast where we live and work was despoiled by a massive oil spill 46 years ago and we vowed never to let it happen again. That was in 1969, when a Union Oil Co. platform six miles off the Santa Barbara County coast suffered a Read More →

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Oxnard peaker plant should be approved

By   /  Friday, July 17th, 2015  /  Editorials, Energy, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Oxnard peaker plant should be approved

The California Public Utilities Commission held a relatively rare session in Oxnard on July 15 to weigh the pros and cons of replacing aging power stations at Mandalay Beach with a new peaker plant to be operated by NRG. This has been a contentious issue. The city of Oxnard doesn’t like it, the social justice Read More →

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Cal Lutheran student working on long distance wireless power transfer

By   /  Friday, July 17th, 2015  /  Energy, Features, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Cal Lutheran student working on long distance wireless power transfer

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Santa Barbara may add legal muscle for claims against oil spill pipeline operator

By   /  Thursday, July 16th, 2015  /  Energy, Latest news, Top Stories, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara may add legal muscle for claims against oil spill pipeline operator

The city of Santa Barbara is looking to add some legal muscle as battle lines are drawn against its behemoth foe, Plains All American Pipeline. City Attorney Ariel Calonne, in a statement released July 16, is recommending that the Santa Barbara City Council retain special legal counsel to assist as co-counsel in preparing and pursuing Read More →

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No alternative to Plains pipeline monopoly

By   /  Friday, July 10th, 2015  /  Energy, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on No alternative to Plains pipeline monopoly

Despite  controversy and allegations of lax oversight and maintenance of the Plains All American pipeline that ruptured and tainted the Gaviota coastline, experts say the oil pipeline is here to stay. Like it or not, research shows that pipelines are still the safest and most environmentally friendly way to transport oil. A 2013 report on Read More →

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