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Emissions cap prompts oil firm backlash

By   /  Friday, November 22nd, 2013  /  Central Coast, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Emissions cap prompts oil firm backlash

Santa Barbara County’s decision to impose a strict cap on carbon emissions from a proposed oil project puts the county at a competitive disadvantage in California and likely will cut into the money energy firms pump into the regional economy.

The Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Nov. 12 to require Santa Maria Energy to cap its carbon emissions at 10,000 tons per year. Santa Maria Energy had proposed 136 wells for a site near Orcutt.

Santa Barbara County’s oil is thick and viscous. In order to extract it, companies inject steam into wells to soften the oil. Burning natural gas to create the steam is what generates the bulk of carbon emissions.

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Special comment: Ventura County’s energy landscape

By   /  Friday, October 25th, 2013  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Opinion, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Special comment: Ventura County’s energy landscape

Henry Dubroff

Ventura County has an diverse array of energy assets, but the rules are going to have to change if innovation is going to flourish in the region.

That was my takeaway after moderating two panels on the future of energy at the Ventura County Economic Development Association’s annual business outlook conference on Oct. 25.

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Burning questions: Oil field project tests emissions rules in SB County

By   /  Saturday, June 29th, 2013  /  Central Coast, Features, Green Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Burning questions: Oil field project tests emissions rules in SB County

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Editorial: Weighing the benefits of an oil boom

By   /  Friday, February 8th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Weighing the benefits of an oil boom

On one side of the argument is jobs and America’s manufacturing resurgence. On the other is fracking and its environmental impact.

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Venoco chief gets more time to find $400M

By   /  Wednesday, July 25th, 2012  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Venoco chief gets more time to find $400M

[wikichart align=”right” ticker=”NYSE:VQ” showannotations=”true” livequote=”true” startdate=”25-01-2012″ enddate=”25-07-2012″ width=”300″ height=”245″] Venoco founder Tim Marquez has been given a second extension until Aug. 31 to tell shareholders how he plans to come up with as much as $400 million to take his company private. The Denver-based oil company has large operations on the South Coast and was Read More →

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Editorial: Oil could bring much-needed jobs to North Santa Barbara County

By   /  Friday, May 11th, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Oil could bring much-needed jobs to North Santa Barbara County

The UC Santa Barbara forecast in Santa Maria  recently raised a provocative idea for speeding jobs and growth in the Central Coast: What if the North County opened the doors to more onshore oil-and-gas exploration and development? Many experts believe that discoverable reserves are plentiful throughout the Tri-Counties. But getting permits is practically impossible at Read More →

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Bill Gates: New nuclear could be “energy miracle”

By   /  Friday, March 23rd, 2012  /  Features, Green Coast, Technology  /  3 Comments

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is placing his chips on nuclear technology these days.