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The California Aggie
UC Davis obtains largest solar power plant on a U.S. college campus

Dec 3, 2015
UC Davis obtains largest solar power plant on a U.S. college campus

Plant to provide 14 percent of the university’s electrical needs. On Nov. 20, UC Davis and renewable energy company SunPower Corporation announced the completion of a 16.3-megawatt solar power plant. The project, which started in fall 2014, will provide 14 percent of the campus’ electrical needs and is the largest solar power plant on...

The California Aggie
UC Davis obtains largest solar power plant on a U.S. college campus

UC Davis obtains largest solar power plant on a U.S. college campus

Plant to provide 14 percent of the university’s electrical needs. On Nov. 20, UC Davis and renewable energy company SunPower Corporation announced the completion of a 16.3-megawatt solar power plant. The project, which started in fall 2014, will provide 14 percent of the campus’ electrical needs and is the largest solar power plant on...

Davis Vanguard
Rob White Talks About Turning Trash Into Gas and Glass At JumpStart

Oct 22, 2015
Rob White Talks About Turning Trash Into Gas and Glass At JumpStart

Former Chief Innovation Officer of the city of Davis, Rob White, on Wednesday evening talked about his new gig as Chief Strategist at Sierra Energy and the innovative programs they are doing. “What I want to talk to you about tonight is a nuisance – trash,” Rob White explained. “We hate trash. We hate...

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Davis Vanguard
What Does “Renew Davis” Mean to You?

May 20, 2015

Davis Mayor Dan Wolk has used the term “Renew Davis” on a range of policy goals and applications. Most recently, he invoked it as a means to resurrect a community sports park concept. However, the initiative brought questions and criticisms from some of his colleagues and questions from the community. As Mr. Wolk explained...

The Blue Muse
When your imagination wears you out

When your imagination wears you out

I heard the back door click the way it does when I'm trying to leave it ajar so when I carry the next load of groceries in, I can push it open without turning the knob. When I see a light on in the office, too, I bolt upright.It's 3:30 a.m.Someone is i...

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Davis Vanguard
How Do Environmentalists Reconcile Poverty and Energy Needs with Climate Change?

Apr 16, 2015
How Do Environmentalists Reconcile Poverty and Energy Needs with Climate Change?

There was a fascinating New York Times article that lays bare the dilemma we will face as the needs of climate change reforms runs square into the notion of developing economies and the inequity in the world. The question is how will developing nations that will require large amounts of energy to achieve American...

California Political News and Views
Fracking: California Newspapers Aren’t Telling the Whole Story

Anti-fracking sentiment is growing in California. In November, voters in Mendocino and San Benito Counties voted to ban the energy-extraction process, which involves injecting a pressurized mixture of water, sand, and chemicals into rock to release the natural gas trapped inside. In all likelihood, Golden State voters will be asked to consider a statewide...

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California Political News and Views
CARTOON: Sunshine Week

CARTOON: Sunshine Week

Nate Beeler, The Columbus DispatchView Full Size: CARTOON: Sunshine Week

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California Political News and Views
The Tesla Effect

Call it the Tesla Effect. Good news — so far — for California’s successful electric-vehicle maker and others in the industry. At least through last November, the low gasoline prices of recent months have not crashed electric vehicle sales. Plug In America, which follows EV sales, charted both sales and the price of gas for recent...

California Political News and Views
Hydraulic Fracturing Major Contributor to CA’s Economic and Energy Future

The release of the draft EIR on Well Stimulation Operations marks an important milestone in meeting the deadlines set by Senate Bill 4. WSPA and our members are reviewing the details of the draft EIR and will continue to participate in workshops and public discussion regarding SB 4. While we are pleased with the...

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