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Energy News : Oil By Rail To Kern Oil Patch / Nuke Layoffs / EPA Lowers Cellulosic Mandate

Energy News : Oil By Rail To Kern Oil Patch / Nuke Layoffs / EPA Lowers Cellulosic Mandate

Nuclear in California: Southern California Edison (SCE) announced this week that its” staffing and costs are significantly higher than other similar dual unit, non-fleet nuclear power plants.”. As a result,…

Drought’s Reverb…. Valley Growers Urged To Plant Sorghum For Biofuel

Drought’s Reverb…. Valley Growers Urged To Plant Sorghum For Biofuel

first published in Fresno Business Journal The South Valley’s only ethanol production plant is encouraging local farmers to plant grain sorghum next Spring promising to buy the grain to make…

Banner Year For U.S. Wind Industry/ California Reaches 5% Wind Contribution / Tax Extension Supported

Banner Year For U.S. Wind Industry/ California Reaches 5% Wind Contribution / Tax Extension Supported

This week the Energy Department and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory released a new report highlighting strong growth in America’s wind energy market in 2011 and underscoring the importance of continued…

Tesoro Buys Arco Brand From BP / Carson Refinery

Tesoro Buys Arco Brand From BP / Carson Refinery

SAN ANTONIO – August 13, 2012 – Tesoro Corporation (NYSE:TSO) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved agreements for the Company to purchase BP’s integrated Southern California refining…

Group Slams Union Over Solar Greenmail

Group Slams Union Over Solar Greenmail

The August 6, 2012 meeting of the Kings County Planning Commission will become a forum to condemn what opponents call an” epidemic of union greenmail” against renewable energy projects in the San…

Some Valley Solar Projects Remain Stalled

Some Valley Solar Projects Remain Stalled

Where They Are Building The Central Valley has many pending utility-scale solar projects but only a handful are under construction this year. Encouraged by a state mandate requiring utilities to…

Transparent Solar Cells For Windows Generate Electricity

Transparent Solar Cells For Windows Generate Electricity

UCLA researchers have developed a new transparent solar cell that is an advance toward giving windows in homes and other buildings the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people…

Battle Over Avenal Power Plant Continues

Battle Over Avenal Power Plant Continues

(from March 2012) The four year battle over a Kings County gas-fired power plant continues this month. Facing what it fears could be several years of protracted litigation and caught…

New Kings Co Solar Projects Total 336MW

New Kings Co Solar Projects Total 336MW

Four solar projects on non-prime ag land in Kings County are expected to move forward late this year totaling a hefty 336 megawatts. All are believed to hold power purchase…

Green Energy Fuels Update

Green Energy Fuels Update

E85 Ethanol Flowing Again in Tulare: Corn-based E85 ethanol fuel for owners of flexfuel vehicles is available once again in the Tulare area at Stanley’s Food Mart on Cartmill Ave.…