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San Diego's success in diversifying its water supply is muddying the waters of Northern California's Bay Delta Conservation Plan.
I Love A Clean San Diego’s signature event, the Creek to Bay Cleanup, will be held Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to noon.
San Diego Gas & Electric says a judge has kept an injunction in place that bars the utility from canceling its power contract with a Montana wind farm because of potential threats to nearby golden eagles.
As the state endures its third straight year of dry conditions, the county is awaiting the completion of Poseidon Resources' seawater desalination plant in Carlsbad.
At the County Administration Center's 75th anniversary last year, Supervisor Greg Cox said the new park going around it would "set the whole building off in a much more attractive setting." That was last July. A lot has happened on site since, as the $46.5 million park has begun to take shape ahead of its expected opening this May.
There are many professionals who deserve accolades for their contributions to this landmark project. Let me begin by praising the tireless effort of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Project Team:
Although the new Title 24 “requirements” were pushed back to July 1, (originally slated to hit Jan. 1), the building owner and contractor industries are scrambling to make sense of it all.
The construction industry has weathered the most serious economic downturn since the Great Depression, whereby new home permits plummeted to historic lows culminating in the loss of thousands of good paying construction jobs. Yet, in the face of favorable news regarding home values and permit activity, rising government fees and mandates threaten this tenuous drive toward economic recovery.
Tesla Motors Inc.’s plan to ramp up battery production by building what Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk calls a “gigafactory” may do more to transform the power industry than it does to advance the electric car.
The city of Chula Vista has been awarded one of three Organizational Leadership Awards from the federal Environmental Protection Agency for its work toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
San Diego Gas & Electric’s Energy Innovation Center has become the first facility in the region to earn double-LEED Platinum certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc. is using its prowess at big-data analytics to try to save the world’s rain forests.
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It's a given that a solar energy system will allow you to slash your monthly electric.
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.
As the number of buildings attaining LEED status in San Diego continues to rise, the definition of energy efficiency and the technologies that make for it continue to evolve.
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.
Last week, millions in San Diego County found themselves without electricity in the wake of a multi-state blackout. But not everyone was without power.
Working in the energy business was never a goal for Lee Krevat, now the director of smart grid and clean transportation for San Diego Gas & Electric, and in fact was the result of a begrudgingly made career switch from Silicon Valley at the behest of his family.
It took eight years of operating in the red before Pearson Fuels began to turn a profit, but now that the alternative-fuels gas station and distributer is celebrating its 10th anniversary, it is finally seeing revenues in the multiple six-figure range, general manager Mike Lewis said. What’s his advice to others considering entering the market? “Don’t do it.”
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.
Clint Walker from Southwestern Solar Systems explains the benefits of Solar Electric for your business.
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.
Learn about San Diego's first solar-powered community.
Learn about new options to finance solar energy systems, how retrofitting a swimming pool can reduce utility costs and local government’s latest commitment to become sustainable.
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Learn about the latest innovations in eco-friendly technology and how local businesses are going green.
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