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A renewable market: Giant machines generating green energy

By   /  Monday, December 27th, 2010  /  Green Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on A renewable market: Giant machines generating green energy

Mafi-Trench Co. is building turboexpanders for the renewable energy sector

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Venoco drops Ellwood drilling plans

By   /  Wednesday, November 17th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Venoco drops Ellwood drilling plans

Venoco has dropped its plans to expand oil drilling from its Platform Holly off the coast of Santa Barbara County. In a brief letter sent to the California State Lands Commission on Nov. 9 and widely circulated by environmental groups on Nov. 16, Venoco said it “hereby withdraws its application for its Ellwood Full Field Read More →

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Ojai Oil Co. goes from black gold to organic olives

By   /  Monday, November 15th, 2010  /  Features, Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Ojai Oil Co. goes from black gold to organic olives

Ojai Oil Co.’s 110-year history is as rich as the black gold bubbling up into the Ojai Valley, but the fourth generation of the company is moving away from crude oil to find new fortunes in olive oil. Ojai Oil, headquartered in Camarillo, was started in 1900 by the late Charles Off and 25 original Read More →

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California’s chips are all in on green

By   /  Monday, November 8th, 2010  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on California’s chips are all in on green

One thing is clear from this year’s election results: California will bet a big chunk of its economic future on alternative energy. The resounding defeat of Proposition 23, which would have rolled back the Golden State’s cap-and-trade regime, came at the hands of a big coalition of venture capitalists, environmentalists and traditional business leaders bent Read More →

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Bright, but not as big: Solar projects could be downsized to protect wildlife

By   /  Monday, November 8th, 2010  /  Features, Green Coast, Technology  /  Comments Off on Bright, but not as big: Solar projects could be downsized to protect wildlife

The two massive solar projects winding toward approval on San Luis Obispo County’s Carrizo Plain could end up generating 30 percent less energy than the 800 megawatts their corporate backers would prefer. That is according to draft environmental impact reports circulating for the California Valley Solar Ranch, backed by San Jose-based SunPower Corp., and the Read More →

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Oil company association tarred Prop. 23

By   /  Monday, November 8th, 2010  /  Features  /  Comments Off on Oil company association tarred Prop. 23

Perhaps no ballot proposition divided California’s business community more than Proposition 23, the effort to kill California’s 2006 carbon emissions law. The initiative failed by a 61-39 margin. Had it passed, it would have suspended AB 32 until California’s unemployment rate stayed below 5.5 percent for a year, which has happened only a handful of Read More →

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McCain’s green agenda

By   /  Friday, June 27th, 2008  /  Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on McCain’s green agenda

At times, it seemed like Sen. Barack Obama was talking to a group of some 150 guests at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on June 24, touting incentives to entrepreneurs who create zero-emission vehicles and replace the federal government’s vehicle fleet with fuel-efficient cars. But it was John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential Read More →