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Khosla: Wood chips could be part of U.S. energy future

By   /  Friday, March 23rd, 2012  /  Features, Green Coast  /  Comments Off on Khosla: Wood chips could be part of U.S. energy future

Vinod Khosla has seen the United States’ energy future, and it is wood chips.

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P&G, Paul Mitchell execs say mass-market is key for green

By   /  Thursday, March 22nd, 2012  /  Green Coast, Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on P&G, Paul Mitchell execs say mass-market is key for green

Reaching the 85 percent of American consumers who won’t buy a more expensive product simply because it’s the eco-friendly alternative is one of the largest challenges facing American manufacturers. That was the discussion Thursday morning between Wall Street Journal editors, Procter & Gamble Co.’s chief executive, the entrepreneur behind Paul Mitchell shampoos and Patrón tequila, Read More →

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Lovins: Green energy a $1 trillion prize for private sector

By   /  Wednesday, March 21st, 2012  /  Green Coast, Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Lovins: Green energy a $1 trillion prize for private sector

Energy efficiency represents a $5 trillion business opportunity to reshape civilization and make a profit. That’s the view of Rocky Mountain Institute founder Amory Lovins, who spoke to a capacity filled audience at UC Santa Barbara on March 21. Lovins spoke in advance of the Wall Street Journal’s annual Eco:nomics conference taking place at the Read More →

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Forecast: Crummy, with a slight chance of worse

By   /  Friday, September 30th, 2011  /  Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Forecast: Crummy, with a slight chance of worse

The professional services and hospitality industries are leading the South Coast’s private-sector job creation, with each adding about 1,000 jobs since the recession ended.

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