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Energy Briefs: Biofuels / Mighty Wind / Berry Petroleum / Dry Year

Energy Briefs: Biofuels / Mighty Wind / Berry Petroleum / Dry Year

Energy Commission To Offer $5Mil Grant To Mendota Biofuel Maker The California Energy Commission is expected to award a $5 million grant to Mendota Bioenergy,LLC at their Feb 28 meeting.…

Green Light For First HS Rail Segment?

Green Light For First HS Rail Segment?

The California High Speed Rail Authority is now three for three  combating lawsuits looking to derail the first 60 mile leg of the bullet train’s statewide route. This week the…

FedEx Will Double Size Of Fresno Distribution Center

FedEx Will Double Size Of Fresno Distribution Center

FedEx Ground will double the size of its Fresno distribution center later this year confirms the company. An affiliate firm has purchased a 20 acre parcel at  the southwest corner…

Greener Pastures For BioFuel

Greener Pastures For BioFuel

Ethanol Makers Want Sorghum As Feedstock,Look To Capture More Co-Products Looking to wean themselves from corn, California’s ethanol makers are gearing up to use more grain sorghum to make low…

Water Supplies Shrink As Officials Act To Protect Fish

Water Supplies Shrink As Officials Act To Protect Fish

February 20, 2013 By Kate Campbell Curtailed water transfers from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have so far translated into an estimated loss of more than 700,000 acre-feet of water that…

Informational Hearing on Drinking Water Set For Feb. 22 In Visalia

Informational Hearing on Drinking Water Set For Feb. 22 In Visalia

The Senate Environmental Quality Committee has scheduled an informational hearing on Central Valley drinking water issues on Feb. 22 in Visalia. The hearing, titled “Achieving Clean Drinking Water in the Central Valley:…

Troubling Honey Bee Shortage in California Almond Orchards

Troubling Honey Bee Shortage in California Almond Orchards

Feb. 8, 2013 Honey bee on almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey) DAVIS–California almond growers may not have enough honey bees to pollinate this year’s crop of   800,000 acres,…

Lumber Prices Hit 7 Month High

Lumber Prices Hit 7 Month High

From American Enterprise Institute Blog by Dr Mark Perry Carpe Diem As the housing sector rebounds, lumber prices reached a 7 year high today, while homebuilder stocks hit 5 year…

When the Going Gets Better…We Better Go On Vacation

When the Going Gets Better…We Better Go On Vacation

Whats a good barometer for how the economy is doing? How about Hawaii travel stats dependent on visitors’ own local economies to sustain its own. So how is the global…

Central Coast Airports Caught In Turbulence

Central Coast Airports Caught In Turbulence

Small Central Coast airports like Monterey, SLO and Santa Maria can only hope that competition and mergers in the airline industry will mean their operations have a future. What is…

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