August 19, 1999 |
Californians are really angry about the price of gasoline. Really, really angry. So angry, in fact, that they're scorching a toll-free telephone line, (800) CEC-4685, originally set up by the California Energy Commission to handle questions about energy efficiency. So many motorists have jammed the line--more than 1,200 a day--that the energy policy and planning agency last week created a special place on its Web site for consumers to pump their ire: http://www.energy.ca.gov/gasoline.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1995 |
The California Energy Commission has honored the Tapia Water Reclamation Facility for its efforts to conserve energy. Ten waste water treatment plants and 16 water districts were selected for the honor from a list of hundreds of facilities throughout the state, said Rob Schlichting, a commission spokesman. Tapia, a waste water treatment plant in Calabasas, was singled out because it was able cut energy use 15% last year through various conservation measures, he said.
October 16, 2013
Re "New-energy program is questioned," Oct. 14 One might conclude from the article that nothing of any worth is being accomplished from the billions spent on new-energy projects and that there's little reason to spend this money other than political patronage. Climate change is a clear and present danger. When America entered World War II, billions were also "wasted" on failed technologies, but our leaders understood that failure was an inevitable byproduct of finding the innovations that would defeat our enemies.
September 9, 2010 |
State regulators on Wednesday unanimously cleared the Abengoa Mojave Solar Project for construction, pushing California closer to approving 4,300 megawatts of solar power by the end of the year. The 250-megawatt Abengoa project is one of nine solar proposals angling for the go-ahead from the California Energy Commission by the end of 2010, when federal stimulus funds expire. The commission unanimously approved the 250-megawatt Beacon Solar Energy Project at the end of August and is likely to consider the 1,000-megawatt Blythe Solar Power Project next week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2007 |
The California Energy Commission on Wednesday imposed new rules that effectively forbid the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and all other municipal utilities in the state from signing new contracts with coal-fired power plants. The move, together with identical regulations imposed on private utilities in January, is a significant step toward reducing the contribution of California, the world's sixth largest economy, to global warming.
April 10, 2008 |
Imagine a vat of liquid cow manure covering the area of five football fields and 33 feet deep. Meet California's most-alternative new energy. On a dairy farm near Fresno, manure is being turned into natural gas for use by PG&E in what the utility hopes will be a new way to power homes with renewable, if not entirely clean, energy.
June 6, 2013 |
With demand for energy-efficient homes surging in Southern California, home builders are producing more houses with rooftop solar power systems than ever before. About 4,000 new homes were built with a rooftop solar power system last year in California alone, SunPower Corp. announced Wednesday. That figure nearly doubled year-over-year from 2011 to 2012, the company reported. SunPower, headquartered in San Jose, designs and builds solar panels and systems. The company recently installed its 10,000th system on a home near San Diego. Home buyers in Southern California are starting to realize how much they could save by purchasing a new home with a solar power system installed on the roof, said Matt Brost, SunPower's national sales director.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2007 |
Firing the latest salvo in a battle over the future of the Klamath River, the California Energy Commission on Monday reaffirmed its stand that removing four hydroelectric dams that block salmon migration would cost less than trying to keep them. In December, the commission issued a report asserting that removing the dams and purchasing replacement power would cost roughly $100 million less than installing extensive new fish ladders for imperiled salmon and steelhead.
August 4, 1987 |
The twin bell towers that grace St. Vincent De Paul's soon-to-open shelter for the homeless appear to be a logical extension of the classic Spanish-style mission architecture that dominates so many of Southern California's buildings. There will indeed be a bell in one of the towers--along with an electronic carillon. The distinctive towers were designed to act as a beacon for San Diego's homeless. But the towers that rise above the homes and warehouses near the intersection of 16th St.