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CA Energy
California Energy News - including biofuels, solar, wind, thermal and emerging eco energy tech
Chuck Simpson

EPIC Insurance Joins in Authoring Updated ANSI – ASSE 2017 Hydrogen Sulfide Safety Training Standard

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, and a member of the American National Standards Institute / American Society of Safety Engineers (ANSI/ASSE) Z390 Hydrogen Sulfide Training Committee, announced today the approval and upcoming publication of a revised Hydrogen Sulfide Safety Training Standard (ANSI/ASSE Z390.1-2017).
Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Low Income Solar Legislation Included in E&C Infrastructure Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ – Today, legislation introduced by U.S. Representatives Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), Keith Ellison (D-MI), and Barbara Lee (D-CA), was included in the Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats’ Leading Infrastructure For Tomorrow’s (LIFT) America Act. The Low Income Solar Act aims to help low-income families access solar energy opportunities.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation to Bolster Transparency, Oversight, Reform at California PUC

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Moving to bolster governance, accountability, transparency and oversight at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Governor Edmund G. Brown...
Jim Williford

EPIC Insurance adds Jim Williford to National Energy Construction Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that risk management and insurance professional Jim Williford has joined the firm's National Energy Construction Practice as a Business Development Manager.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto and Gov. Brown Announce Sweeping CPUC Reforms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), the author of ACA 11 (which passed the Assembly by a 61-9 vote...
Gov Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown to Host Inaugural Subnational Clean Energy Ministerial in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Moving to further mobilize states, provinces and cities in the fight against climate change, Governor Edmund G. Brown...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Releases CPUC Reform Initiative, as Proposal Gains Steam

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) released the text of his proposed constitutional amendment, ACA 11, to reconfigure...

New Energy Start-Up Wattcoin Technologies Launched in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Wattcoin Technologies Inc., a platform-as-a-service (PAAS) solution for energy companies to manage their customer's billing processes, energy savings and renewable energy investments, opens office in San Francisco, Calif.
Governor Edmund G. Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision Blocking Clean Power Plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued an...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Announces Legislation to Restructure Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), chairman of the influential Utilities and Commerce Committee, announced a constitutional amendment...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Named Chair of Utilities & Commerce Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Earlier today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) was appointed chairman of the Assembly’s formidable Utilities and Commerce Committee, overseeing...

EPIC Insurance Brokers Continues Adding Key Team Members, further expands National Energy Construction Practice in Alabama

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that claims advocate Dana Ingber and health, safety and environmental consultant Victor Lamb have both joined EPIC's Birmingham-based National Energy Construction Practice - a specialty risk management team serving large, complex construction, energy and distribution companies across the country.

Southern California Oil Spill Victims' Claims being explored by Weitz & Luxenberg

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Weitz and Luxenberg P.C., today announced it is investigating claims from members of the fishing industry, property owners and others harmed by an oil spill that began Tuesday and blighted the shoreline just north of Santa Barbara, Calif.

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants adds key team members in Alabama, expands National Energy Construction Practice

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Aimee Sapp, Kelly Chapple, Heather Perdue and Mark McInnis have all joined Crawford McInnis, Brian Tanner, Wilson Long and Andy D'Entremont as part of EPIC's Birmingham, Alabama-based National Energy Construction Practice.
Assemblymember Muratsuchi

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Bill Cutting Byzantine California Solar Rooftop Permitting Procedures for Homeowners – AB 2188

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Hardhat-wearing solar installers, local business leaders, and elected officials gathered at the Torrance Chamber of Commerce today to celebrate...
Assemblymember Muratsuchi

State Legislature Passes Bill Streamlining California Solar Permitting – AB 2188

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Bill (AB) 2188, by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D– Torrance), was approved today by the State Legislature with...

Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi Statement on Solar Lobby Day with Tech Firms at State Capitol to promote AB 2188

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi released the following statement on the Solar Lobby Day that was jointly sponsored by The...
Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi

Bill Streamlining Solar Permitting Approved by California State Assembly – AB 2188

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Bill (AB) 2188, by Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D – Torrance), passed the Assembly Floor today with a 58-8...

Muratsuchi Opposes Oil Drilling Project in Hermosa Beach – AB 2711 (Press Conference)

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D—Torrance) affirmed his opposition to the oil drilling project proposal in Hermosa Beach and shared...
California Gov. Brown

Calif. Governor Brown, Treasurer Lockyer Kick-Start California PACE Program

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and State Treasurer Bill Lockyer announced key actions approved late yesterday...

California Inventor Patents New Way to Support Windmill Blades and Triple Amount of Energy Extracted from the Wind

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- U.S. inventor Kamen George Kamenov today announced that he has patented a new way to support windmill blades and to triple the amount of energy extracted from the wind. U.S. Patent #8629570 has been assigned to these wind turbine blades with reinforcing, supporting and stabilizing components and enlarged swept area.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Cutting-Edge Technology Championed by Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Gets Strong Support in California Energy Commission Study

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- According to a news announcement today from Assemblyman Mike Gatto, shortly after being elected, Gatto (D-Los Angeles) had a...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

California Issues Regulations to Implement Assemblyman Gatto’s Landmark Green-Energy Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) voted unanimously last week to adopt new rules for the injection of biogas...
Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi

Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi and Stakeholders Call on So. Cal. Edison to Upgrade South Bay Energy Infrastructure

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and other South Bay state and city officials met Monday with the president of...
Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi

Calif. Clean Technology Bill Signed by Governor Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) today announced that his Assembly Bill (AB) 796 that deals with clean energy technology...
Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi

California Power Outage Bill Signed by the Governor – AB 66 requires electrical corporations to report and remediate power deficiencies

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Bill 66, authored by Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown and will...
Orange County Great Park

Federal Government Shutdown Will Not Stop Solar Decathlon 2013 and XPO International Event in Irvine

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 is moving forward as planned October 3-6 and October 10-13 at...
Orange County Great Park

Toyota hosts 'Ride and Drives' at XPO Clean Energy Exposition held alongside U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (NYSE:TM) will host the Toyota Drive Center at the XPO, a clean, renewable and...
Orange County Great Park

UC Irvine named official Host University of the 2013 XPO, a clean, renewable and efficient energy exposition

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- UC Irvine has been named the official Host University of the XPO, a clean, renewable and efficient energy exposition...
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Senator Padilla Calls for Community Voice in Decommissioning of San Onofre

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) today at a hearing of the Senate Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee regarding the...
Orange County Great Park

Transportation Zone in the XPO creates first-ever educational transportation component of U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The addition of the GreenStreets Experience within a new Transportation Zone at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon...
Senator Alex Padilla

Swan SONGS: Hearing Focuses on Challenges of San Onofre Nuclear Plant Closure

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Senate Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee held the first in a series of hearings focused on the...
Orange County Great Park

Solar Decathlon 2013: Foundation for the Great Park becomes Title Sponsor of Powerful Ideas Symposium at the XPO

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, The Foundation for the Great Park announced that it has committed $25,000 to become the Title Sponsor...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee Announces Full Funding for GoSolarSF Program: Two Million Dollars for Solar for Fiscal Year 2013-2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that the City’s successful solar initiative, GoSolarSF, will receive an...
California Gov. Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Certifies Solar Project Under 2011 CEQA Reforms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Taking action to cut red tape, create new jobs and generate clean energy, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has...

Insurance broker Mike McMullen honored by Risk and Insurance magazine for outstanding solutions and service in alternative energy

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services announced today that Risk and Insurance Magazine has recognized managing principal Mike McMullen as one of 2013's alternative energy 'Power Brokers.' McMullen was chosen as a 'Power Broker' for his groundbreaking presentation of risk to the alternative energy market.
Orange County Great Park

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 Collegiate Teams welcomed by Orange County Great Park

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Students representing the 20 collegiate teams competing in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 arrived at the Orange County Great Park today to prepare for the award-winning competition, which will take place October 3-13 at the Great Park. The arrival of the students marks a significant milestone in the planning efforts for the event which will attract worldwide attention to Irvine and Orange County.
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Secures Funding for Cutting Edge Piezoelectricity Project

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- After two years of work, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) has found a new partner in the fight for green transportation and domestically produced alternative energy. Building on an idea of Gatto’s, the California Energy Commission (CEC) has announced that it will fund preliminary research on the potential of using California’s roadways to generate green electricity.
Governor Edmund G. Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation to Advance Clean Energy Transportation in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills to encourage the use of alternative fuel vehicles and energy in California.
California Gov. Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Signs the Energy Security Coordination Act of 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed the Energy Security Coordination Act of 2012 (SB 1409), authored by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), which strengthens the clean energy partnership between California and the U.S. military.
Calif. Governor Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Dedicates Sunrise Powerlink Transmission Line

ALPINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today dedicated the Sunrise Powerlink transmission line in San Diego County, which will deliver...

Hydroponic Vertical Farm Demonstration Center in Laguna Beach planned by EnviroIngenuity

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EnviroIngenuity's urban hydroponic vertical farming division today announced plans to develop a hydroponic vertical farming demonstration center in Laguna Beach. The Verti-Gro system, featured at the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida for the last 16 years, will be employed at the new demonstration facility.

Secretary Salazar, Gov. Brown Expand Partnership to Expedite Renewable Energy Projects in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed an agreement to expand a state and federal partnership that has, over the last two years, paved the way for more than a dozen utility-scale solar energy projects and more than 130 renewable power projects in California.

Calif. Senate Energy Committee Chair Alex Padilla to Hold Oversight Hearing on Unspent American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- State Senator Alex Padilla, Chair of the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee announced today that he will hold an oversight hearing on Monday, October 31 at 10 a.m. in room 3191 in the State Capitol.

Calif. Senators Padilla and Wolk to Hold Oversight Hearing Focusing on Sales and Use Tax Exclusion Program

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee, Chaired by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) and the Committee on Governance and Finance, Chaired by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) will hold a joint hearing in Sacramento tomorrow to review implementation of California's Advanced Transportation and Alternative Source Manufacturing Sales and Use Tax Exclusion Program.

Calif. Governor Brown Joins SunEdison to Announce Company's Relocation to California

BELMONT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today visited the new headquarters of SunEdison in Belmont to mark the company’s decision to establish their world headquarters in California. The company, currently headquartered in Maryland, decided to make the move following actions by Governor Brown and the Legislature to create a friendlier business environment in California.

Calif. Gov. Brown Acts to Help Californians Save Money and Clean the Air with Solar Power

FOWLER, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Last Thursday (Sept. 22), on a day when the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District issued its third dirty air alert in a week, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. visited Marshall Elementary School in Fowler and signed three bills that bolster the state’s commitment to clean energy.
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Celebrates Major Solar Installation Project In Central Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power General Manager Ron Nichols, Dr. Walter Jayasinghe and city officials on Friday celebrated the completion of a major solar panel installation project in central Los Angeles.

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Conference on 12,000 Megawatts Goal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced “The Governor’s Conference on Local Renewable Energy Resources,” a two-day event in Los Angeles that will explore how the public and private sectors can drive local energy generation to meet his 12,000 megawatts goal for California by 2020.
Governor Edmund G. Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Boost Renewable Energy

MILPITAS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -– Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today signed SBX1 2, which requires one-third of the state’s electricity to come from...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Celebrates Sunrise Powerlink Transmission Line Groundbreaking

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday (Dec. 9) celebrated the groundbreaking of the 117-mile Sunrise Powerlink transmission line. Spanning from Imperial...

Calif. Governor's Office of Economic Development Director Joel Ayala Issues Statement on Clean Energy 'State Report Cards'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GoED) Director Joel Ayala today issued a statement after Clean Edge, a clean-tech research...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds Approval of Calico Solar Project in Southern California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger applauded the California Energy Commission (CEC) decision on Thurs. (Oct. 28) to approve the Calico Solar...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Celebrates First-of-Its-Kind Renewable Energy Facility Groundbreaking

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today celebrated the groundbreaking of BrightSource Energy’s Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in Ivanpah, California. The...

San Mateo County Hosts Assembly Committee on California's Green Economy

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- San Mateo County hosted the Assembly Committee on California’s Green Economy Chaired by Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara)...

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.

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...

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...

Sharewell L.P. Completes the Purchase of its Electro-Trac EM Technology from E-Spectrum Technologies, Inc.

HOUSTON, Texas -- Sharewell L.P. is pleased to announce that it has completed the purchase of the patented, proprietary EM MWD technology jointly developed pursuant to an exclusive license agreement between E-Spectrum Technologies and Sharewell L.P.

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...

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