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Puente Power Project needed and should be approved

By   /  Friday, September 8th, 2017  /  Energy, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Puente Power Project needed and should be approved

By David Grau NRG Energy is proposing to build a new power plant at its existing Mandalay Generating Station on Harbor Boulevard at the beach. The plan, called the Puente Power Project, calls for the new plant to replace two existing facilities that are required by state law to discontinue by 2020. This proposal will Read More →

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Our view: Cap and trade program shows power of markets

By   /  Friday, August 25th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Cap and trade program shows power of markets

California’s experiment with a market-based solution to reduce carbon emissions took a step toward becoming a reality Aug. 22, when the latest round of bidding for cap-and-trade permits went off without a hitch. In fact, the permit auction drew close to $1 billion, creating perhaps as much as $640 million in revenue for the state. Read More →

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Study finds Puente Power Project alternatives could meet energy needs

By   /  Thursday, August 17th, 2017  /  Energy, Latest news, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Study finds Puente Power Project alternatives could meet energy needs

A combination of energy storage, additional solar energy generation and demand-response energy sources could meet the needs of the Ventura County region that would be served by the proposed Puente Power Project in Oxnard. Part of a study requested by the California Energy Commission, the California Independent Systems Operator Corp. released a study Aug. 16 Read More →

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NRG power plant project in Oxnard nears decision

By   /  Friday, August 4th, 2017  /  Energy, left, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on NRG power plant project in Oxnard nears decision

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Our view: Reliable electricity a must for Highway 101 corridor

By   /  Friday, June 16th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Reliable electricity a must for Highway 101 corridor

Southern California Edison work crews have been tearing up streets in and around Santa Barbara, finally delivering on a promise to provide more stable electric power to part of the region that’s been ignored for decades. The disruptions and occasional power outages — at the Business Times’s offices on Carrillo Street they always happen on Read More →

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Ojai company leads way to reliable, clean energy

By   /  Friday, February 17th, 2017  /  Energy, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Ojai company leads way to reliable, clean energy

By Jan Dietrick The Feb. 10 article in the Pacific Coast Business Times, “Power to the people: SimpliPhi to double production at Ojai battery storage plant,” about how the Ojai company is positioning itself for growth, can be viewed through the lens of current trends in energy policy. Policy-makers in California and Washington, D.C., should Read More →

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Commission recommends Puente Power Project be built on alternative site

By   /  Monday, September 12th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Commission recommends Puente Power Project be built on alternative site

The California Coastal Commission has unanimously recommended that Oxnard’s Puente Power Project be built somewhere other than the site of an existing power plant on Mandalay Beach. The Coastal Commission made the recommendation at a Sept. 9 meeting in Newport Beach, saying the Puente Power Project should be built on an alternative site outside of Read More →

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