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Morro Bay stacks could go up in smoke under new agreement with battery project developer

By   /  Thursday, June 10th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Energy, Green Coast, Latest news, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Morro Bay stacks could go up in smoke under new agreement with battery project developer

The city of Morro Bay and Vistra Energy have reached an agreement that smoothes out several roadblocks that stood in the way of Vistra’s proposal to build the world’s largest battery storage facility on the Central Coast.  Vistra and city staff members reached a memorandum of understanding that was approved by the Morro Bay City Read More →

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Cal Poly study: Morro Bay wind power could bring thousands of jobs

By   /  Friday, June 4th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Energy, Green Coast, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Cal Poly study: Morro Bay wind power could bring thousands of jobs

A wind farm off the coast of Morro Bay could bring 650 jobs and $262 million in annual economic impact to the Central Coast, and an onshore port to assemble and service wind turbines would be a much bigger economic boost, according to a new study by researchers from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The Read More →

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Dubroff: Wind, batteries could replace nuclear power on Central Coast

By   /  Friday, May 28th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Columns, Energy, Green Coast, Latest news, Subscriber content, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Wind, batteries could replace nuclear power on Central Coast

Henry Dubroff

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Feds, state reach agreement for Morro Bay offshore wind project

By   /  Tuesday, May 25th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Energy, Green Coast, Latest news, middle, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Feds, state reach agreement for Morro Bay offshore wind project

The U.S. Department of Defense gave the green light on May 25 to 3 gigawatts of offshore wind energy development off the coast of Morro Bay, culminating a years-long collaboration between state and federal regulators to advance the industry on the West Coast. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and California Gov. Gavin Newsom Read More →

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Biden appointments could send wind power blowing into Morro Bay

By   /  Friday, March 19th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Energy, Green Coast, Latest news, right, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Biden appointments could send wind power blowing into Morro Bay

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Morro Bay could get world’s biggest battery facility

By   /  Friday, February 19th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Energy, Green Coast, Latest news, left, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Morro Bay could get world’s biggest battery facility

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Wildfires hit tourism industry still reeling from pandemic

By   /  Saturday, September 19th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Top Story, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Wildfires hit tourism industry still reeling from pandemic

This is supposed to the time of year for clear skies in Morro Bay. The fog, when it comes in at all, usually lifts by noon, says Mary Robinson the owner of Paddlesports Morro Bay. But lately the San Luis Obispo County coast has been blanketed by a mix of fog, smoke and ash. Robinson’s Read More →

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