Category Archives: Statewide Event

The Rural School Bus Pilot Project-California Air Resources Board to Award Up to $10 Million for School Bus Electrification

CleanTechnica By James Ayre February 8, 2017 The California Air Resources Board will be awarding up to $10 million in grants as part of a new school bus electrification and alternative fuels program known as The Rural School Bus Pilot … Continue reading

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Energy Commission Research Funding is Spurring Innovations in Agriculture

California Energy Commission February 7, 2017 A couple of California Energy Commission-funded research projects could help California’s more than 76,000 farms and ranches reduce energy consumption and become advanced energy communities of the future. In June 2012, Ventura-based Biodico, Inc. … Continue reading

Campus Gets $2.2 Million From State to Expand Entrepreneurial Reach

UC Merced University News By Lorena Anderson, University Communications January 17, 2017 UC Merced’s share of $22 million in state funds through Assembly Bill 2664 will help the campus fulfill some of its primary goals: transforming the region economically and … Continue reading

As Rains Soak California, Farmers Test How To Store Water Underground

KQED Food By Dan Charles, NPR Food January 13, 2017 Six years ago, Don Cameron, the general manager of Terranova Ranch, southwest of Fresno, Calif., did something that seemed kind of crazy. He went out to a nearby river, which … Continue reading

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Decline, Despite 80 Percent California Economy Growth

California Energy Commission January 10, 2017 California’s greenhouse gas emissions from electricity production has declined since 1990 despite the economy growing by nearly 80 percent, a California Energy Commission tracking progress report has found. The drop in greenhouse gas emissions … Continue reading

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No one is coming to the rescue to solve California’s housing crisis. So let’s do it ourselves.

California Economic Summit By Lenny Mendonca and Pete Weber January 5, 2017 The first signs appeared years ago, in our own neighborhoods, when we noticed just how many grown kids and grandkids were still living in their parents’ spare bedrooms. … Continue reading

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Governor’s housing department releases list of options for addressing California’s housing crisis

California Economic Summit By Justin Ewers January 4, 2017 With housing affordability fast becoming one of the state’s most pressing political and economic issues, the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) published a draft assessment of California’s housing crisis … Continue reading

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Only 43 Percent of California’s Rural Residents Have Broadband Internet Access

Pacific Standard By Rick Paulas December 23, 2016 When you think of California, you think of its mystic coastline and majestic natural parks. You think of San Francisco’s foggy hills and the glimmering sprawl of Los Angeles. Maybe you think … Continue reading