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Tri-County Collaboration brings energy efficiency funding to region

Tri-County Collaboration brings energy efficiency funding to region

VENTURA, Calif. – On May 31, 2018, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), approved an Energy Efficiency Business Plan submitted by a tri-county collaboration that will allow local governments to have more flexibility over program design to meet local needs and bring ratepayer dollars directly to their region. Business plans were submitted by Investor-Owned Utilities […]

Santa Paula: Energy Commission Meeting Disintegrates Into Chaos

Santa Paula: Energy Commission Meeting Disintegrates Into Chaos

By Sheryl Hamlin On 6/17/2016, the California Energy Commission (CEC) announced an on-site meeting to be held in Santa Paula on June 28, 2016. Citizens who had previously signed up on the CEC mailing list, received notice of this event as follows with the full explanation here. Attendees were advised to RSVP to the Public […]

CPUC: Oxnard Power Plant Moves Forward and Santa Barbara Plant Denied

CPUC: Oxnard Power Plant Moves Forward and Santa Barbara Plant Denied

By Sheryl Hamlin The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) took two actions regarding gas fired power plants in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Consent Calendar In the consent calendar, a request for Mandalay 3 was denied by the Commission and a contract at Ellwood in Goleta was approved through 2018. These are known as Resource […]

Oxnard Council votes to protest SCE Mandalay power plant award to NRG

Oxnard Council votes to protest SCE Mandalay power plant award to NRG

By George Miller In a special  meeting on Tuesday night, Oxnard Council members followed through on their promise to authorize the Mayor and City Manager to take actions to protest the October contract award by SCE (Southern California Edison) to NRG to build a new, much cleaner, high efficiency, quick start, low footprint  262 Megawatt power […]