MIDDLETON, Mass. -- Down the back stairs of the clubhouse kitchen, on a plot lost among the expanse of tightly trimmed fairways and greens, weeks-old food is buried under a tarp and mulch and left to decompose.
Sapphire Energy Inc. today welcomed new members to its scientific advisory board as the company readies its first algae-to-energy commercial demonstration facility. The new board members will play a role in advising Sapphire as it refines its developmental process and technologies for making algae-based green crude a viable alternative fuel solution to significantly alleviate the nation's need for foreign crude oil.
You saw AB 1103 coming, and your buildings are now benchmarking their energy use in ENERGY STAR. And, even though AB 1103 has been postponed yet again, hopefully you have been able to make improvements in building operations via your increased understanding of your building’s energy spending. Now, you want to extend the same idea to other areas in your portfolio. But where do you start? This article will provide best practices for tracking beyond energy to improve your buildings’ sustainability performance on a variety of metrics.
The decision to redirect motor vehicle traffic and build a parking structure at Balboa Park is now in the hands of the San Diego City Council after the city’s Planning Commission voted Thursday to move the project forward.
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced the launch of Reduce Your Use day rewards. Starting this summer, most SDG&E residential and small business customers are eligible to earn a bill credit for using less electricity on specific days.
San Diego-based SG Biofuels Inc. has added Michael Pereira, former director of production and quality at Mendel Biotechnology, as its director of seed supply chain and Andre Basbaum, previously of Ventrix Pharmaceuticals, as director of corporate development.
On June 6, the winners of two categories within the U.S. Department of Energy’s Apps for Energy competition will be announced. Local home energy efficiency management company EcoDog, Inc. still has a chance to be a winner.
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- On a clear day, the view from Beetle Rock in Sequoia National Park extends west for 105 miles across the patchwork of crops in California's agricultural heartland to the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean beyond.
As November’s general election creates numerous possibilities for policy change both in San Diego and across the country, a group of executives from companies and groups involved in the expansion of solar energy systems discussed the state of their economies at a Daily Transcript roundtable.
In the aftermath of the summer bankruptcy of the government-backed California solar panel maker Solyndra, expectations among renewable energy wonks, who describe the company’s failure as an outlier among many successes, remain generally high. But some policy research analysts are more skeptical — not doubtful, but still skeptical.
When entering San Diego's business community about 30 years ago, Clint Walker’s aim had nothing to do with being in the solar business. His success as the co-founder and president of Southwestern Solar Systems since his entrance to the business in 2009 came about in much the same fashion his other major endeavors have.
Holly Smithson's thirst for action and results led her to CleanTECH San Diego, the industry association that was just being put together back then by Mayor Jerry Sanders and Jim Waring, its founder chairman.
When Cecilia Aguillon, director of marketing and government relations for Kyocera Solar Inc., immigrated to the United States from El Salvador as a teen, she grew into a young adult with a lofty goal in mind: to save the world.
In 2007, executives at Baker Electric decided to take a chance on a budding industry. After taking some lumps out of the gate, Baker's emergence into the solar electric installation market is becoming a regular and important part of its business.
Some people look at buildings and see a combination of wood, steel and mortar with a number of things inside to make them more comfortable and workable — lighting, computers and maybe a few windows, even if they can't be opened.
Oct. 9, 2012 -- George Chamberlin talks with Sachu Constantine, director of policy at the California Center for Sustainable Energy, about the solar industry and what its impacts are on the region, state and country.
Oct. 6, 2010 -- Sept. 23, 2010 -- Executive Editor George Chamberlin speaks with David Steel, CEO of Green Chamber of San Diego County, and Sidnee Chong, owner of EcoPackStore LLC, about green businesses.