News Releases 2001

  • December 31, 2001 - Community Calendar announcement of a Prehearing and Evidentiary Conference for the Henrietta Peaker Project.

  • December 31, 2001 - Community Calendar announcement of a Scheduling Conference for the East Altamont Energy Center.

  • December 28, 2001 - Energy Commission Releases Tracy Peaker Project Staff Assessment.

  • December 28, 2001 - Alternative Fueling Stations Obtain State Grants.

  • December 27, 2001 - Low Interest Energy Loans Approved for Three Agencies.

  • December 20, 2001 - Nearly 9 Million More Vehicles in California By 2020, Says Energy Commission

  • December 20, 2001 - Energy Commission Releases Second Part of Morro Bay Power Plant Staff Analysis

  • December 19, 2001 - California Puts Power into the Hands of People, Announces 1,000th Installation of Solar Photovoltaic Systems

  • December 19, 2001 - Energy Commission Starts Review of Riverside, Kings County Power Projects. (Avenal Power Plant and Inland Empire Energy Center)

  • December 18, 2001 - Energy Commission Staff Completes Assessment of Henrietta Power Project.

  • December 12, 2001 - Media Advisory of an Informational Hearing and Site Visit for the Proposed Cosumnes Power Plant to be held December 19, 2001.

  • December 12, 2001 - Community Calendar announcement of an Evidentiary Hearing to discuss the proposed Morro Bay Plant Project on December 17 and December 18, 2001.

  • December 12, 2001 - Community Calendar announcement of a workshop to discuss the Preliminary Staff Assessment on the proposed East Altamont Energy Center on December 18 and December 19, 2001.

  • December 6, 2001 - Energy Commission, Western Power Administration Release East Altamont Energy Center Preliminary Staff Assessment.

  • November 30, 2001 - Community Calendar announcement of a hearing to be held for the Russell City Energy Center On December 6, 2001.

  • November 21, 2001 - Community Calendar announcement of prehearing conference for the proposed Morro Bay Power Plant Project.

  • November 21, 2001 - Community Calendar announcement of staff assessment workshops to discuss the proposed Russell City Energy Center.

  • November 21, 2001 - Media Advisory on Energy Commission Schedules Informational Hearing and Site Visit to Proposed Tracy Peaker Power Plant Project.

  • November 20, 2001 - Summer 2002 Electricity Forecast Calls Upon Continued Conservation and New Power Plants To Get California through Next Summer.

  • November 20, 2001 - Media Advisory on Energy Commission Schedules Informational Hearing and Site Visit for proposed Roseville Power Plant Project.

  • November 20, 2001 - Community calendar announcement of site visit and data request and issues workshop for the proposed Roseville Power Plant Project.

  • November 20, 2001 - Community calendar announcement of a project status hearing on November 27, 2001, for the Colusa Power Plant Project.

  • November 16, 2001 - Community Calendar Item conduct a data response and issues workshop for Tracy Peaker Project.

  • November 15, 2001 - Community Calendar Item conduct a data response and issues workshop for GWF Henrietta Peaker Project.

  • November 15, 2001 - Community Calendar Item conduct a project status hearing for El Segundo Modernization Project.

  • November 14, 2001 - SMUD Cosumnes Power Plant Project Begins Energy Commission Review.

  • November 7, 2001 - Community Calendar Item announcing a Scheduling Conference for the East Altamont Energy Center to be held November 13, 2001.

  • November 7, 2001 - Community Calendar Item announcing Public Workshop for the East Altamont Energy Center to be held November 14, 2001.

  • November 7, 2001 - Energy Commission Announces Withdrawal of South Gate Power Plant Proposal.

  • November 8, 2001 - Energy Commission Schedules Informational Hearing and Site Visit to Proposed Henrietta Peaker.

  • November 6, 2001 - Community Calendar Item on the Los Esteros Power Plant Project.

  • November 5, 2001 - Community Calendar Item on the Russell City Power Plant Project.

  • October 31, 2001 - Energy Commission Licenses Valero Cogeneration Project.

  • November 5, 2001 - Energy Commission Schedules Informational Hearing and Site Visit to Proposed Los Esteros Energy Facility.

  • October 31, 2001 - Energy Commission Releases Russell City Energy Center Staff Assessment.

  • October 30, 2001 - Community Calendar Item on the Valero Power Plant Project.

  • October 29, 2001 - Energy Commission Schedules Informational Hearing and Site Visit to Proposed Magnolia Power Project.

  • October 18, 2001 - Energy Commission Begins Review Process for Three Proposed Power Plants.

  • October 3, 2001 - Energy Commission Report Projects Improved Natural Gas Supplies for the State.

  • October 3, 2001 - Energy Commission Auction Increases California's Yield of Green Power.

  • September 25, 2001 - Energy Commission Begins Licensing Process on Two Power Plant Applications.

  • September 24, 2001 - Energy Commission Approves Metcalf Power Plant in San Jose.

  • September 24, 2001 - Valero Cogeneration Project Community Calendar Announcement.

  • September 19, 2001 - Energy Commission Schedules Informational Hearing and Site Visit to Proposed Colusa Power Project.

  • September 14, 2001 - Staff workshop on Sept 18 & 19 on California's strategy to reduce dependence on petroleum.

  • September 14, 2001 - Funds For New Trend of Schools Announced.

  • September 12, 2001 - Notice About Business Meeting on September 12th Being Cancelled.

  • September 7, 2001 - Energy Commission Releases Staff Assessment for Ocotillo Energy Project.

  • September 7, 2001 - East Altamont Energy Center Community Calendar Announcement.

  • September 7, 2001 - Rio Linda/Elverta Power Project Community Calendar Announcement.

  • August 31, 2001 - Media Advisory regarding news conference on Sunday September 2, 2001, on release of monthly energy peak reduction numbers.

  • August 31, 2001 - Energy Commission Siting Committee Recommends Licensing of Proposed Valero Cogeneration Project

  • August 30, 2001 - East Altamont Energy Center Community Calendar Announcement.

  • August 30, 2001 - Rio Linda/Elverta Power Project Community Calendar Announcement.

  • August 29, 2001 - Ethanol Industry Undergoing Major Expansion, Commission Survey Reports.

  • August 24, 2001 - Committee Releases Revised Presiding Member's Proposed Decision on the Metcalf Power Plant Project.

  • August 16, 2001 - Energy Commission Begins Six-Month Review of Colusa Power Plant Project.

  • August 16, 2001 - Proposed Decision Released for Modesto Woodland 2 Power Plant Project.

  • August 13, 2001 - Russell City Energy Center Community Calendar Announcement.

  • August 10, 2001 - News Release From Governor Gray Davis on "Energy Efficient Appliance Week."

  • August 9, 2001 - Morro Bay Power Plant Project Committee Status Conference.

  • August 7, 2001 - Potrero Power Plant Unit #7 Project Community Calendar Announcement.

  • August 3, 2001 - News Release - Energy Commission Staff Completes Assessment of Valero Cogeneration Project.

  • August 2, 2001 - Energy Commission Schedules Informational Hearing and Site Visit to Proposed East Altamont Power Project.

  • August 1, 2001 - The California Energy Commission staff has scheduled a pre-hearing conference and evidentiary hearing to discuss the proposed Modesto Woodland Power Project on August 7, and August 13th, 2001.

  • August 1, 2001 - The Energy Commission's Ocotillo Committee has scheduled a staff workshop to discuss the proposed Ocotillo Energy Project on August 2, 2001.

  • August 1, 2001 - Energy Commission Schedules Hearing, Tour of Proposed Russell City Energy Center.

  • July 30, 2001 - The California Energy Commission has awarded grants to six projects to Advance Geothermal Energy Research and Production in California.

  • July 24, 2001 - Community Calendar Item; rescheduling of the Metcalf Energy Center's committee conference from July 26, 2001 to July 30, 2001.

  • July 23, 2001 - Energy Commission Schedules Hearing, Tour of Proposed Power Plant Site in Riverside County.

  • July 23, 2001 - Press Release from the City of Berkeley for the opening of a CNG fueling facility funded by the California Energy Commission.

  • July 12, 2001 - Community Calendar Regarding the Cancellation of the Potrero Power Project Meeting.

  • July 11, 2001 - State Energy Commission Votes to Begin Review of Russell City Power Project.

  • July 11, 2001 - Community Calendar Item on the Potrero Power Project.

  • July 11, 2001 - Community Calendar Item on the Rio Linda/Elverta Power Project.

  • July 11, 2001 - Community Calendar Item on the El Segundo Power Redevelopment Project.

  • July 10, 2001 - Energy Commission Schedules Informational Hearing and Site Visit to Proposed Valero Cogeneration Project.

  • July 9, 2001 - Energy Commission Staff Recommends Approval of Proposed San Diego Area "peaker" Power Plant.

  • July 9, 2001 - Energy Commission Staff Study Now Available For Proposed Modesto Power Plant.

  • July 6, 2001 - Report Says Cleaner Electric Plants Remain California's Objective.

  • July 5, 2001 - News Release from University California Riverside about contract between Energy Commission and UCR.

  • July 2, 2001 - School Districts to Get Clean-Powered Buses.

  • June 28, 2001 - State Grants Awarded for Alternative Fueling Stations.

  • June 28, 2001 - Energy Commission Announces Third Auction To Offer More Incentives for Renewable Power.

  • June 28, 2001 - East Altamont Power Plant Project Begins Energy Commission's Review Process.

  • June 25, 2001 - Site visit and information hearing set for Modesto Power Plant Project.

  • June 25, 2001 - Commission Staff Releases Assessment of Lancaster Peaking Power Plant.

  • June 22, 2001 - Commission Schedules Hearing, Tour of Proposed Peaker Power Plant Site in San Diego.

  • June 22, 2001 - Energy Commission Begins 4-Month Expedited Review of Ocotillo Power Plant Project.

  • June 18, 2001 - Energy Commission Committee Recommends Approval of Metcalf Power Plant Project.

  • June 15, 2001 - Energy Commission Staff Recommends Approval of El Segundo Power Redevelopment Project.

  • June 14, 2001 - Energy Commission staff completes assessment on Baldwin Peaker Power Plant Project.

  • June 13, 2001 - $75 million Released by California for Agricultural Energy Efficiency.

  • June 12, 2001 News Release by Governor Gray Davis on Bush Administration Denial of Oxygenate Wavier

  • June 6, 2001 - Energy Commission Begins Fast - Track Review of Valero Cogeneration Project.

  • June 6, 2001 - Energy Commission staff completes assessment on Ramco Chula Vista Peaker Power Plant Project.

  • June 2, 2001 - Energy Commission Staff Recommends Approval of Proposed Pegasus Chino Peaker Power Plant Project.

  • June 1, 2001 - Energy Commission Staff Recommends Approval of Proposed CalPeak Escondido Peaker Power Plant Project .

  • June 1, 2001 - Preliminary Staff Assessment Released and Workshop Schedule posted For Potrero Power Plant

  • May 31, 2001 - Energy Commission Staff Releases First Report on Morro Bay Power Project

  • May 25, 2001 - Energy Commission Report Projects Improved Natural Gas Supplies For the State

  • May 23, 2001 - Energy Commission to Conduct Training Exercise to Test Electricity Notification System

  • May 23, 2001 - Energy Commission Schedules Hearing, Tour of Proposed Power Plant Site in Chula Vista.

  • May 22, 2001 - Governor Davis news release on Urging Feds to Grant California's Request fo Oxygenate Waiver.

  • May 21, 2001 - Governor Davis Announces Licensing of Gilroy Peaker Project.

  • May 21, 2001 - Higher Rebates OK'd for Renewable Energy Systems.

  • May 21, 2001 - More than 10,000 Megawatts of New Power Licensed in California.

  • May 21, 2001 - Community Calendar Item on a Committee Conference for the Contra Costa Power Project.

  • May 17, 2001 - Energy Commission Schedules Hearing, Tour of Proposed Power Plant Site in Escondido.

  • May 16, 2001 - Energy Commission Staff Recommends Approval of Proposed Gilroy Peaker Power Plant Project in Santa Clara County.

  • May 15, 2001 - Workshop to Tackle Effects of Blackouts on Sensitive Machines.

  • May 12, 2001 - Commission Schedules Informational Hearing and Site Visit to Proposed Power Plant Site in Chino.

  • May 11, 2001 - Community Calendar Item on a Workshop for the El Segundo Power Project.

  • May 9, 2001 - Commission Schedules Informational Hearing and Site Visit to Proposed Rio Linda Power Project.

  • May 7, 2001 - Commission Staff Recommends Approval of Hanford Peaker Project.

  • May 2, 2001 - Energy Commission Schedules Hearing, Tour of Proposed Power Plant Site in Gilroy.

  • April 30, 2001 - Committee Recommends Approval of Contra Costa Power Plant Project.

  • April 25, 2001 - Energy Commission Recommends Approval of Proposed King City Peaker Power Plant Project.

  • April 20, 2001 - Energy Commission Completes Assessment of Colton Peaker Projects.

  • April 20, 2001 - Community Calendar Item on an Evidentiary Hearing for the Contra Costa Power Project.

  • April 20, 2001 - Community Calendar Item on a Status Conference for the Morro Bay Power Project.

  • April 19, 2001 - Partnership's Role Stressed in Launch of Post Office Electric Vehicles.

  • April 18, 2001 - Rio Linda / Elverta Power Plant Project Begins Review.

  • April 17, 2001 - State Gives Incentives to Businesses Switching to Cool Roofs.

  • April 13, 2001 - Committee recommends approval of Three Mountain Power Plant Project.

  • April 12, 2001 - Energy Commission Schedules Hearing, Tour of Proposed Power Plant Site in Hanford.

  • April 12, 2001 - Community Calendar Item on a Workshop for the El Segundo Power Project.

  • April 11, 2001 - Energy Commission Schedules Hearing, Tour of Proposed Power Plant Site in King City.

  • April 10, 2001 - Amory Lovins Lectures in Sacramento.

  • April 6, 2001 - Energy Commission Transfers Ownership of Solar Research Facility to the City of Davis.

  • April 6, 2001 - Commission Schedules Informational Hearing, Tours to Proposed Power Plant Sites in San Bernardino County.

  • April 4, 2001 - Governor Gray Davis Announces Licensing of Two Peaker Project.

  • April 4, 2001 - Energy Commission Begins Review of Pastoria Power Plant Expansion Project.

  • March 31, 2001 - Energy Commission Staff Recommends Approval of Proposed Larkspur Peaker Power Plant Project.

  • March 31, 2001 - Energy Commission Staff Completes Assessment of Proposed Indigo Peaker Power Plant Project.

  • March 29, 2001 - Limited-Time Approval of Huntington Beach Power Plant.

  • March 29, 2001 - Businesses Urged to Switch to Cool Roofs and Save Energy.

  • March 27, 2001 - Two Peaker Power Plants Planned for Colton Area.

  • March 21, 2001 - Report Says California Can Benefit From Biomass-based Ethanol Industry.

  • March 21, 2001 - Community Calendar item on Workshops and Conference for the Contra Costa Power Project.

  • March 19, 2001 - Energy Commission Schedules Site Visit and Information Hearing for Larkspur (San Diego) Emergency Peaker Power Plant.

  • March 19, 2001 - Energy Commission Schedules Site Visit and Information Hearing for Indigo (Palm Springs) Emergency Peaker Power Plant.

  • March 16, 2001 - Energy Commission Schedules Non-Evidentiary Public Hearing on Metcalf Energy Center.

  • March 14, 2001 - Media Advisory - Energy Commission Schedules Non-Evidentiary Public Hearings on Metcalf Energy Center.

  • March 13, 2001 - Energy Commission recommends licensing of the Otay Mesa Generating Project

  • March 12, 2001 - Staff assessment on Huntington Beach Modernization Project and notices of public workshops and hearings.

  • March 9, 2001 - Community Calendar item on a Data Request Workshop for the El Segundo Power Redevelopment Project.

  • March 9, 2001 - Community Calendar item on a Committee Conference for the Midway Sunset Power Project.

  • March 7, 2001 - Energy Commission Approves 51 MW Peaker Plant Project Located Near SF Airport.

  • March 7, 2001 - Applicant asks that Nueva Azalea Power Plant Project licensing process be suspended.

  • March 6, 2001 - Commission Staff finishes assessment of Contra Costa Power Plant Project.

  • February 28, 2001 - Community Calendar item on an Evidentiary Hearing for the Three Mountain Power Plant Project.

  • February 28, 2001 - Community Calendar item on a Data Response Workshop for the Nueva Azalea Power Plant Project.

  • February 21, 2001 - Media Advisory - Informational Hearing & Site visit (3/1) for El Segundo Redevelopment Project.

  • February 21, 2001 - Community Calendar item on a Committee Conference for the Mountainview Power Plant Project.

  • February 21, 2001 - Committee Recommends Approval of Blythe Energy Project.

  • February 16, 2001 - Committee Recommends Kern County Power Plant.

  • February 14, 2001 - Huntington Beach power plant case begins with two meetings.

  • February 9, 2001 - The Consumer Energy Center is now online.

  • February 9, 2001 - The Peak Load Reduction Program is now in full swing.

  • February 7, 2001 - Commission begins licensing process for two Southern California power plant projects.

  • February 7, 2001 - Committee recommends approval of Mountainview Power Plant project in Riverside County.

  • February 6, 2001 - Commission sets up Energy Ideas Hotline & Web Page to gather energy saving suggestions.

  • February 5, 2001 - Community Calendar item on Evidentiary Hearings for the proposed Metcalf Energy Center.

  • February 2, 2001 - Presiding Member's Proposed Decision the proposed United Golden Gate Peaker Power Plant Project released.

  • February 2, 2001 - Community Calendar item on a Workshop for the proposed Nueva Azalea Power Plant Project.

  • January 29, 2001 - Community Calendar item on a Workshop for the proposed Three Mountain Power Plant Project.

  • January 22, 2001 - Update of "News Backgrounder" on status of all power plant projects before the Commission.

  • January 19, 2001 - Community Calendar item on the Evidentiary Hearings for the United Golden Gate Power Project.

  • January 17, 2001 - What to Do If There Are Rotating Power Outages In Your Neighborhood.

  • January 17, 2001 - Community Calendar item on the Evidentiary Hearings for the Mountainview Power Plant Project.

  • January 16, 2001 - Community Calendar item on the Workshops for the Potrero Power Plant Unit 7 Project.

  • January 12, 2001 - Community Calendar item on the Project Staff Assessment Workshop for the United Golden Gate Power Project.

  • January 11, 2001 - "HIGH FIVE" ways to decrease energy use in light of ISO declaration of Stage 3 Emergency.

  • January 11, 2001 - "News Backgrounder" on status of all power plant projects before the Commission.

  • January 11, 2001 - Community Calendar item on the Pre-Hearing Conference for the United Golden Gate Power Project.

  • January 10, 2001 --California Energy Commission Acts on Two New Power Plant Proposals.

  • January 5, 2001 - Community Calendar item on the Evidentiary Hearing for the Midway Sunset Power Plant Project.

  • January 3, 2001 - New Building Standards Help the State Cut Energy Use.

  • January 3, 2001 - Community Calendar item on the Public Participation Workshops for the Nueva Azalea Power Plant Project.

  • January 3, 2001 - Community Calendar item on the Data Request Workshop for the Nueva Azalea Power Plant Project.

  • January 3, 2001 - Community Calendar item on the Workshop for the Hanford Energy Project.

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