Pacific Gas and Electric plans to close the Diablo Canyon Power Plant near Avila Beach by 2025, the company announced June 21. The nuclear power plant has been controversial since starting operations in 1985 because fault lines run under and near the plant. PG&E said in a news release that it has plans to replace Read More →
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The region has a lot at stake in the climate talks in Paris. That’s my takeaway as more than 190 nations gather in the French capital to ponder the future of the carbon-based economy. Bending the curve on carbon emissions has attracted a big global constituency – engaging the Pope, multinational companies, communist regimes Read More →
San Luis Obispo-based REC Solar has sold a majority share of it business to the nation’s largest electric power company.
Duke Energy, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, purchased the controlling stake in the solar company and announced it would invest $225 million in solar project financing as part of the deal.
Edison has been talking for years about the need to balance electrical loads in the West Ventura County-South Santa Barbara County corridor, but the company is taking its time.
Camarillo-based Cool Planet Energy Systems said on Friday that it had raised $29.9 million of what it expects to be a $100 million funding round for its first grass-to-fuel plant production facility. Cool Planet, which has received funding from Google Ventures and BP in the past, has designed a machine that uses heat and pressure Read More →