Learn more about the discussions and other events taking place at the California Center for Sustainable Energy's Clean Energy Conference, being held Sept. 16 as part of Sustainable Energy Week.

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State OKs $4 billion SoCal solar project

BLYTHE, Calif. (AP) -- State regulators have approved a $4 billion solar project that officials say will produce hundreds of construction jobs and ultimately generate enough electricity to power 800,000 homes in Riverside County.

The influence game: Renewable energy goal stalls

WASHINGTON -- A powerful lobbying coalition is campaigning to require more electricity to come from renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and geothermal. But the effort hasn't gotten any traction in the Senate this year, despite the push by environmental groups, renewable energy providers, more than half the nation's governors and even some utilities.

Clean and Green grants improve energy efficiency, water conservation

In December 2007, the Imperial Beach Redevelopment Agency and City Council approved the Clean and Green Program. The program provides a grant up to $30,000 for energy efficiency and water conservation improvement projects. To qualify for the program, a single-family homeowner’s income cannot exceed 120 percent of the area median income, adjusted by family size, as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing Urban Development. The goal of the Clean and Green Program is to partner with homeowners in an effort to reduce their energy and water bills.

Obama hails production of stimulus-aided batteries

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama celebrated the opening of an advanced battery plant on Monday as a critical boost for hybrid and electric cars -- and a success for his administration's economic stimulus program.

U.S. managers fail to use land for solar power

ROACH DRY LAKE, Nevada -- Not a light bulb's worth of solar electricity has been produced on the millions of acres (hectares) of public desert set aside for it. Not one project to build glimmering solar farms has even broken ground.

Energy boom is coming as growth slows, officials say

The world must prepare for the next energy boom, officials meeting this week in Montreal said, as long-range forecasts that demand will surge eclipse concern that the pace of the global economic recovery is slowing.

Learn green career secrets and insights at Clean Energy Conference

Growth in the clean technology sector, from solar power and home weatherization to water management and energy engineering, holds great promise for new areas of employment as existing companies focus in on green issues, new startups enter the marketplace and federal stimulus funds become available.

Clean Energy Conference offers effective business strategies

When business owners consider strategies to increase energy efficiency and lower utility costs, they look for the sweet spots where actions that shrink their company’s consumption also lead to boosting the bottom line. Insights into how to turn smart energy decisions into smart business practices will be offered during the Clean Energy Conference on Thursday at the San Diego Convention Center.

University of Memphis to exhibit new water turbine

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Geoff Greene saw the power of water currents up close 15 years ago, when a 25-foot boat he was riding in the Mississippi River was nearly dragged underwater when its anchor snagged on the bottom and pulled down on the back of the vessel.

Greenest U.S. state behind waste-to-energy race

LONG BEACH, California -- Government officials from around the world used to come to this port city to catch a glimpse of the future: Two-story piles of trash would disappear into a furnace and eventually be transformed into electricity to power thousands of homes.

Case studies, solutions and experts at Sustainable Energy Week 2010

Efficient, clean, renewable energy continues to be a bright spot in an otherwise dreary national economy, and understanding what the integration of new energy policies and technologies will mean and where the opportunities are for businesses in San Diego has never been more important.

Get Energy Smart at the Energy Resource Center

The California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) offers a wide range of educational services that empower San Diegans with the knowledge to make wise decisions about energy use and sustainable living through the San Diego Energy Resource Center (ERC).

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Soaring Dimensions: Southwestern Fieldhouse, DeVore Stadium

Reporter Carlos Rico attends the ribbon cutting for the new DeVore Stadium and Fieldhouse classroom facility at Southwestern College. 

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State OKs $4 billion SoCal solar project

BLYTHE, Calif. (AP) -- State regulators have approved a $4 billion solar project that officials say will produce hundreds of construction jobs and ultimately generate enough electricity to power 800,000 homes in Riverside County.

The influence game: Renewable energy goal stalls

WASHINGTON -- A powerful lobbying coalition is campaigning to require more electricity to come from renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and geothermal. But the effort hasn't gotten any traction in the Senate this year, despite the push by environmental groups, renewable energy providers, more than half the nation's governors and even some utilities.

Greenest U.S. state behind waste-to-energy race

LONG BEACH, California -- Government officials from around the world used to come to this port city to catch a glimpse of the future: Two-story piles of trash would disappear into a furnace and eventually be transformed into electricity to power thousands of homes.

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Ted Bumgardner, Xpera Group

Ted Bumgardner, president of Xpera Group, discusses the many different support services the company offers to the construction industry, including forensics, construction management, quality assurance and more.

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