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Energy Optimizers, USA is Pleased to Announce Hiring of New Engineer

TIPP CITY, Ohio — Energy Optimizers, USA is proud to announce the hiring of recently graduated mechanical engineer from the University of Cincinnati, Mr. James Bonar. James’ final engineering project was designing, building, and testing a wind turbine as a home installation kit. With a background in engineering and alternative energy, Energy Optimizers, USA was an ideal fit for the recent grad.

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Nava Holds Hearing on Threats Posed by Oil and Gas Production Along California Coastline

GOLETA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The City of Goleta hosted an oversight hearing today conducted by Assemblymember Pedro Nava, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials, to examine the long term environmental hazards from oil and gas production along the California coast and in the Goleta Valley. (See agenda below.) “The […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds CEC Approval of Nearly 1,000 MW of Solar Power

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday (Sept. 29) applauded the California Energy Commission (CEC) vote to approve the construction of the Genesis Solar Energy Project and the Imperial Valley Solar Project, which will create 959 megawatts (MW) of clean, renewable energy and thousands of jobs in Southern California. With the CEC’s approvals […]

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California Recovery Task Force Director Rick Rice Applauds Energy Commission on Approval of $33 Million Award for Energy Program

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California Recovery Task Force Director Rick Rice yesterday (Sept. 22) issued the following statement regarding the California Energy Commission’s approval of $33 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funding for the California Statewide Community Development Authority (CSCDA). This funding will be used by the CSCDA to launch […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds Approval of Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday (Sept. 22) applauded the California Energy Commission (CEC) vote to approve the construction of BrightSource Energy’s Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System which will produce 370 megawatt (MW) of clean, renewable energy and create jobs in the Mojave Desert. “The construction of this renewable energy plant is […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces New Clean Energy Jobs Website

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday (Sept. 9) issued the following statement on a new state website that provides California with resources for jobs in such growing, sustainable industries as renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean transportation. The website, Clean Energy Jobs, is part of California’s Clean Energy Workforce Training Program (CEWTP), […]

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Tipp City Schools Save Money and the Environment

TIPP CITY, Ohio (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Tipp City Exempted Village School district wanted to reduce its energy expenses and engaged Greg Smith, President of Energy Optimizers, USA to do just that. According to a report released this week, the public / private partnership has provided the district with $11K in energy savings during the first 5 months of 2010 on electric and gas utilization.

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds Small Business Recipients of Clean Technology Grants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issued the following statement after California small businesses topped the list of awardees for grants partially funded by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) money by the Department of Energy for Small Business Technology Commercialization: “California small businesses are the backbone of our economy […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds PUC Decision to Help Spur Electric Vehicle Charging Market

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today applauded the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) decision to not regulate companies that sell electric vehicle charging services to the public as “public utilities,” pursuant to the Public Utilities Code: “I applaud the CPUC for making this important decision that takes another step towards making California […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Celebrates California Receiving the Most Clean Tech Investment in No. America

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday (July 9) issued the following statement celebrating the latest numbers released by the Cleantech Group and Deloitte showing California’s clean tech companies received the highest venture capital funding in the second quarter of this year: “California has led the world in enacting policies that harness […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Report Showing Continued Success in California Solar Initiative

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday issued the following statement after the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a report on the California Solar Initiative showing the program’s continued success: “This report shows the California Solar Initiative is working by making solar power more accessible and spurring private investment in solar […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Celebrates First Phase Completion of Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project to Green the Grid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today celebrated the completion of the first phase of Southern California Edison’s Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project, the first major transmission project in California to be constructed specifically for accessing a renewable-rich resource area. Once the entire project is completed, it will be capable of delivering 4,500 megawatts […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Nava Introduces Oil Industry Fair Share Act

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — On the eve of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s State of the State Address, and the release of his 2010-11 Budget Proposal, Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara) introduced today The Oil Industry Fair Share Act. The legislation will establish an oil severance tax of 10% on the gross value of each barrel of […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces 244 Proposed Renewable Energy Projects Throughout State

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the first comprehensive list of 244 proposed renewable energy projects that could produce up to almost 70,000 megawatts (MW) of clean energy annually, building on California’s aggressive renewable energy goals. These proposed projects throughout the state include solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and small hydro facilities and […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds CPUC Decision to Approve 4,500 MW Power Project

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved Southern California Edison’s request to construct Segments 4-11 of its Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project (TRTP), which will provide access for up to 4,500 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy generation: “California leads the nation in developing […]

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Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Celebrates Opening of World’s Largest Landfill Gas to Liquefied Natural Gas Facility in Calif.

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today celebrated the opening of the world’s largest landfill gas to liquefied natural gas (LFG-to-LNG) facility in California, the Waste Management Altamont Landfill and Resource Recovery Facility in Livermore. The plant, put together by partners Waste Management, Linde-BOC and Gas Technology Institute, is designed to produce up to […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Secures Commitment to Continue Net Metering for Solar

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) committed to increase the amount of net metering for rooftop solar in its territory from 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent to ensure that investment in solar continues to grow. PG&E will submit the change in tariffs to […]

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Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds President Obama’s Investment in Smart Grid, Providing Boost to Renewable Energy Projects

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement applauding President Barack Obama’s announcement to invest $3.4 billion in smart-grid technology throughout the nation, including over $200 million in California: “I applaud President Obama for investing in a national smart energy grid that will help reduce electricity demand and increase accessibility to […]

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Nava to Introduce Oil Industry Fair Share Act – New Legislation will make Big Oil Pay for California Crude

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D – Santa Barbara) will be joined by seniors, school employees, healthcare providers, environmentalists and others to announce the introduction of the Oil Industry Fair Share Act at a Capitol news conference on Monday, October 26, 2009 at 11 a.m. in Room 1190 of the State Capitol. “California […]

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Gov. Schwarzenegger and Secretary Salazar Sign MOU to Expedite Renewable Energy Development in Calif.

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Further laying the groundwork for California to reach its environmental goals, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar in order to expedite the siting of California renewable energy projects. California is the first state to sign an MOU with the […]

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$49.6 Million in Recovery Funding Awarded to Advance Local State Energy Efficiency Programs

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — California today received $49.6 million to advance local energy efficiency programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program. The California Energy Commission (CEC) estimates that energy efficiency investments from this program can save 61.2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity; reduce carbon dioxide emissions by […]

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JatrophaBioJet Corporation to Develop the Jatropha Advanced Biofuels Market

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — JatrophaBioJet Corporation (jatrophabiojet.com) will develop the Jatropha/advanced biofuels market for jet, turbine and aerospace applications. JatrophaBioJet provides a cooperative single point exchange for the worldwide supply and purchase of Jatropha jet fuel and a carbon offset opportunity. The world’s first commercial aviation test flight powered by a sustainable second-generation […]

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Limnia, Inc. Partnership to Deliver Leading Energy Storage Solution to Worldwide Marketplace

SAN FRANCISCO — Limnia, Inc., in a private/public partnership with university and national lab efforts, has announced an initiative to aggregate over $100M of past research from 30 years of private lab development. This project’s goal is to deliver an energy storage solution to the marketplace which holds more energy than traditional batteries with optimal […]

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SolarReserve CEO Terry Murphy to Speak at European Tech Conference

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Terry Murphy, President and CEO of California-based solar thermal power company SolarReserve, has been tapped to speak about the future of concentrated solar power at a technology conference to be held later this week. The conference’s goal is to foster European expansion and partnership agreements for select companies focusing on energy, […]

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Biodiesel Joint Venture with Mindanao Lumad Tribes Will Bolster Community Development

Dr. Rene Q. LacsinaMONTEREY, Calif. — The Supreme Council of Datus Alimaong has reached agreement with Monterey, CA-based Abundant Biofuels Corporation to develop more than 1.2 million acres of ancestral domain for production of biodiesel from Jatropha curcas in underused Lumad lands on the island of Mindanao.

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SolarReserve Announces Appointment of Kevin Smith, a Top Power Plant Development Expert

Concentrated Solar Power plantLOS ANGELES, Calif. — SolarReserve, the Los Angeles-based solar thermal company that has recently commercialized an innovative heat storage technology that provides utility-scale solar power on demand, today announced that Kevin Smith has been hired to serve as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Development.

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Oilsource Holding Group Inc. and Abundant Biofuels Corporation Form Joint Venture to Produce Biodiesel in Colombia

MONTEREY, Calif. and BOGOTA, COLOMBIA — Oilsource Holding Group announced that it has joined with Abundant Biofuels Corporation to begin producing biodiesel from non-food crops in Colombia. Abundant Biofuels Colombia SRL has identified a strong interest from private and government sector.

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