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Cal Poly breezes into wind research

By   /  Monday, November 29th, 2010  /  Features  /  Comments Off on Cal Poly breezes into wind research

Construction will start within the next few weeks on a 70-foot-tall wind turbine near San Luis Obispo as part of a wind energy research center at Cal Poly.

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GE backs Camarillo’s grass-to-gas firm

By   /  Monday, November 29th, 2010  /  Green Coast, Technology  /  Comments Off on GE backs Camarillo’s grass-to-gas firm

CoolPlanetBioFuels has brought its fundraising total to $11.5 million with a capital infusion from GE Energy Financial Services.

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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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UTC takeover looms for Clipper Windpower

By   /  Monday, October 11th, 2010  /  Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on UTC takeover looms for Clipper Windpower

After rocky sales timing put Clipper Windpower in a cash crunch, its largest investor is in position to take control of the Carpinteria company just as its long-term prospects brighten. In December, multinational conglomerate United Technologies Corp. acquired a 49.5 percent stake in Clipper in a transaction that pumped $206  million in new capital into the Read More →

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