News Releases 2002

  • December 31, 2002 - Governor Davis Reappoint Commissioner John L. Geesman to Energy Commission.

  • December 26, 2002 - Energy Commission Releases Staff Analysis Updates for Vernon and San Joaquin Power Plant Proposals.

  • December 20, 2002 - Energy Commission Offers This New Year's Resolution: Keep Saving Energy and Money in 2003.

  • December 18, 2002 - Turlock Power Plant Proposal Begins Energy Commission Review.

  • December 13, 2002 - Commmunity Calendar announcement of a public workshop for the El Segundo Power Redevelopment Project, scheduled for December 18, 2002.

  • December 10, 2002 - Ask Santa for an energy efficient appliance this year.

  • December 10, 2002 - Energy Commission schedules workshp, hearing and site visit to proposed Santa Clara Power Plant.

  • December 5, 2002 - Live Webcast to Offer Training on Home Energy Efficiency .

  • December 4, 2002 - Energy Commission suggestions make holiday lights both festive and frugal.

  • December 4, 2002 - Community Calendar announcement of an evidentiary hearing for the Potrero Power Plant Project.

  • November 20, 2002 - Energy Commission Begins Six-Month Review of Santa Clara Power Plant Proposal.

  • November 19, 2002 - Energy Commission offers kitchen tips for an energy-wise Thanksgiving.

  • November 18, 2002 - An additional item has been added to the agenda of the California Energy Commission's regular November 20, 2002 Business Meeting.

  • November 14, 2002 - In Historic Agreement, States Join Together for Energy Research.

  • November 14, 2002 - State Energy Officials to Visit Napa-Area Research Project.

  • November 13, 2002 - Media Advisory : Energy Commission Schedules Hearings and Site Visit to Proposed Geothermal Power Plant.

  • November 13, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement of evidentiary hearing for the proposed Magnolia Power Project.

  • November 12, 2002 - Workshop to discuss the proposed Tesla Power Plant Project, to be held on November 14, 2002.

  • October 30, 2002 - Workshops to discuss the proposed Blythe Energy Project Phase II, to be held on November 5 and 6, 2002.

  • October 29, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement of evidentiary hearings on the Habitat Enhancement Plan for the Morro Bay Power Plant Project.

  • October 28, 2002 - Business Meeting Item Added for Consideration on November 6th

  • October 23, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement of site visit and prehearing conference for the Magnolia Power Plant Project.

  • October 22, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement of Evidentiary Hearings for the Potrero Power Plant Project.

  • October 16, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement of an Air Quality and Cooling Workshop for the Palomar Energy Project.

  • October 8, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement of a series of Evidentiary Hearings for the East Altamont Energy Center Project.

  • October 4, 2002 - Battery Backups Prevent Accidents at Critical Traffic Signals - Additional Applications Being Taken for More Intersections

  • October 3, 2002 - Energy Commission Report Recommends Magnolia Power Project Be Approved

  • September 30, 2002 - Energy Commission Staff Assessment For City of Vernon Power Plant Proposal Now Available.

  • September 25, 2002 - Salton Sea Geothermal Project Begins Formal Energy Commission Review

  • September 20, 2002 - Energy Commision/Western Power Administration Release Analysis of East Altamont Energy Center.

  • September 19, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement of a Workshop to discuss the Preliminary Staff Assessment for the SMUD power plant.

  • September 16, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement of a Workshop to discuss the Preliminary Staff Assessment for the Palomar Energy Project.

  • September 13, 2002 - Energy Commission Reports on Progress of Tesla Power Plant Proposal Review.

  • September 12, 2002 - Energy Commission Report Calls For Major Changes In El Segundo Power Redevelopment Project Proposal.

  • September 10, 2002 - Energy Commission Releases Early Analysis of Kings County (Avenal) Power Plant Proposal.

  • September 9, 2002 - Community Calendar announcement for Blythe Energy Project.

  • September 9, 2002 - Community Calender announcement about Habitat Enhancement Program workshop for Morro Bay Power Plant Project.

  • September 4, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement of data request and issue resolution workshop to discuss the proposed Blythe Energy Project Phase II.

  • September 4, 2002 - Energy Commission Schedules Hearing and Site Visit
    for Proposed Power Plant in Riverside County (Blyte II).

  • August 28, 2002 - Energy Commission Releases Early Analysis of Palomar Energy Project.

  • August 21, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement of four Workshops to discuss the proposed SMUD Cosumnes Power Plant Project, and the recently released "Preliminary Staff Assessment".

  • August 8, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement of Workshops to be held August 14 and 26, 2002, to discuss the recently released "Preliminary Staff Assessment" for the proposed Inland Empire Energy Center.

  • August 8, 2002 - SMUD Power Plant Proposal Completes First Phase of Energy Commission Review.

  • August 5, 2002 - Business Meeting Item Added for Consideration on August 14th.

  • July 31, 2002 - Energy Commission Releases Proposed Decision for Hayward Power Plant Project.

  • July 24, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement - Energy Commission will conduct a Workshop on July 30, 2002 to discuss the proposed San Joaquin Valley Energy Center.

  • July 22, 2002 - News Release - Energy Commission Releases Early Evaluation of Plans For Inland Empire Energy Center.

  • July 19, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement of evidentiary hearings for the proposed Potrero Power Plant Project.

  • July 18, 2002 - News Release - Riverside County Power Plant Proposal Begins Energy Commission Review Blythe II would be built adjacent to project already under construction .

  • July 17, 2002 - News Release - Energy Commission Plans Will Give Consumers Greater Control Over Electricity Use.

  • July 16, 2002 - Energy Commission Staff Releases Assessment of Proposed San Joaquin Valley Energy Center.

  • July 11, 2002 - News Release - In the Heat, National Chain Stores Discover Advantages of California's Cool Roofs.

  • July 11, 2002 - Media Advisory - Workshop Announcement for the El Segundo Power Plant Project on July 17, 2002.

  • July 3, 2002 - Media Advisory - Business Meeting Item Added for Consideration on July 17th.

  • July 3, 2002 - News Release - Energy savings from new meters help this summer's conservation efforts.

  • June 24, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement of a Data Response Workshop for the Malburg Generating Station to be held July 1, 2002.

  • June 24, 2002 - Media Advisory for a Hearing and Tour of the Malburg Generating Station to be held July 1, 2002.

  • June 21, 2002 - Business Meeting Item Added for Consideration on June 26th Energy Commission Meeting.

  • June 19, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement for the proposed El Segundo Power Project.

  • June 18, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement for the proposed Potrero Power Plant Project.

  • June 10, 2002 - Energy Commission staff releases their Final Staff Assessment of the proposed Russell City Power Plant Project

  • June 10, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement for the proposed Russell City Power Plant Project

  • May 31, 2002 - News Release - Key Energy Commission Report Recommends Licensing the Tracy Peaker Project

  • May 31, 2002 - News Release - Energy Commission Siting Committee Recommends Approval for Los Esteros Critical Energy Facility

  • May 31, 2002 - Winners Chosen in Energy Commission's 2003 Art Contest

  • May 23, 2002 - News Release & Executive Order from Governor Gray Davis on resumption of 20/20 Energy Conservation Program for 2002

  • May 23, 2002 - Media Advisory - Energy Commission experts available for comment regarding the State's stand on the Bush Administration's expected announcement today to roll back the energy efficiency of air conditioners.

  • May 23, 2002 - News Release - Energy Commission says gasoline plentiful, cheaper this Memorial Day

  • May 21, 2002 - News Release - Consumer Conservation Behavior Motivated by Overcharging

  • May 20, 2002 - News Release - Battery Backups at Critical Traffic Signals Prevent Accidents During Power Outages

  • May 16, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement of a noise and visual issues workshop for the El Segundo Power Project

  • May 15, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement for the East Altamont Energy Center

  • May 15, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement for the Los Esteros Critical Energy Facility

  • May 14, 2002 - News Release - Summer Forecast Indicates Sufficient Electricity - But Californians Need to Keep On Conserving!

  • May 13, 2002 - News Release - Lakeport Ceremony Celebrates Lake County Geysers Project

  • May 8, 2002 - News Release - City of Vernon Power Plant Project Begins Energy Commission Review Malburg Generating Station Would Provide Much of City's Power Need

  • May 8, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement for the proposed SMUD Cosumnes Power Plant Project

  • May 3, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement for the proposed Russell City Power Plant Project

  • May 1, 2002 - News Release - Energy Commission Forecasts Near-Normal Output from Hydro Plants

  • April 26, 2002 - News Release - Energy Commission Staff Releases Morro Bay Power Plant Analysis

  • April 24, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement of a prehearing conference for the proposed Potrero Power Plant Project

  • April 24, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement of a public status conference for the Roseville Energy Facility

  • April 24, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement of a data response and issue resolution workshop to discuss the proposed San Joaquin Valley Energy Center

  • April 18, 2002 - State Awards Funds for Alternative Fuel Vehicle Stations

  • April 17, 2002 - Sunlight to Produce Power for Santa Cruz City Hall Annex

  • April 11, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement of cancellation of the data response and issue resolution workshop on the proposed San Joaquin Valley Energy Center scheduled for April 16, 2002

  • April 11, 2002 - Workshop Tackles Overseas Financing of Energy Projects

  • April 9, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement of a Project Status Hearing for the El Segundo Modernization Project

  • March 28, 2002 - State University to Produce Its Own Electricity With Help of State Loan

  • March 28, 2002 - Community Calendar Announcement of a Workshop for the Roseville Energy Facility

  • March 28, 2002 - Saratoga's Sacred Heart School to Produce Its Own Electricity, With Help of State Loan

  • March 22, 2002 - Community Calendar announcement of Data Response and Issues Resolution Workshops for the Tesla Power Plant Project to be held on March 25, and March 26, 2002.

  • March 22, 2002 - Community Calendar announcement of a Continuation Of Evidentiary Hearing for the Tracy Peaker Project to be held March 28, 2002.

  • March 18, 2002 - Media Advisory of March 21th Informational Hearing and Site Visit to the proposed Palomar Energy Center project.

  • March 18, 2002 - Community Calendar announcement of a biological resources workshop for the proposed Morro Bay Power Plant Project

  • March 15, 2002 - News Release From Governor Davis: "GOVERNOR DAVIS ALLOWS MORE TIME FOR ETHANOL SOLUTION"

  • March 14, 2002 - Energy Commission Funds LED Traffic Light Projects

  • March 14, 2002 - Latest Report Recommends Delaying MTBE Phase-Out in California

  • March 11, 2002 - Community Calendar: Continuation workshop session for the proposed Central Valley Energy Center project

  • March 7, 2002 - Governor Gray Davis Announces the Licensing of the First New California Power Plant of 2002

  • March 6, 2002 - Community Calendar: Magnolia Power Project -- Postponement of Prehearing Conference

  • March 6, 2002 - Community Calendar: Los Esteros Critical Energy Facility -- Proposed Evidentiary Hearings

  • March 1, 2002 - Research Funds Okayed for Energy Efficient Web Server Farms

  • March 1, 2002 - Community Calendar announcement of a data response and issues resolution workshop for the proposed Avenal Energy Project

  • March 1, 2002 - Community Calendar announcement of a data response and issues resolution workshop for the proposed Central Valley Energy Center

  • March 1, 2002 - Community Calendar announcement of evidentiary hearings for the proposed Morro Bay Power Plant Project

  • February 28, 2002 - Community Calendar announcement of evidentiary hearings for the proposed Tracy Peaker Project

  • February 28, 2002 - News Release : Sea Waves as Energy Source Subject of Study

  • February 22, 2002 - Community Calendar announcement of a data response and issue resolution workshop to discuss the proposed Inland Empire Energy Center to be held on Thursday, February 26, 2002.

  • February 22, 2002 - Community Calendar announcement of a prehearing conference for the proposed Los Esteros Critical Energy Facility to be held on February 25, 2002.

  • February 18, 2002 - Media Advisory: Feb. 19th Workshop Focuses On California's Phase-Out of MTBE in Gasoline

  • February 15, 2002 - Workshop Looks at the Impact of MTBE's Phase-Out on Gasoline Supplies

  • February 14, 2002 - California Announces Toughest Air Conditioning Standards in the Nation

  • February 13, 2002 - Energy Commission Releases Final Staff Assessment of Potrero Power Plant Unit 7

  • February 13, 2002 - Energy Commission Schedules Hearing, Tour of Proposed Tesla Power Plant

  • February 8, 2002 - Community Calendar announcement of a biological resources workshop to discuss the proposed Russell City Energy Center to be held on Thursday, February 14, 2002.

  • February 6, 2002 - State Energy Commission Begins Review of Palomar Energy Project 500-Megawatt, Natural Gas Power Plant Proposed for Escondido in San Diego County.

  • February 1, 2002 -Energy Commission Schedules Informational Hearing and Site Visit to Proposed Central Valley Energy Center

  • February 1, 2002 - Community Calendar announcement of El Segundo Project's staff will conduct a noise and visual issues workshop on February 7, 2002.

  • January 31, 2002 - Energy Commission Siting Committee Recommends Licensing of Henrietta Peaker Power Plant.

  • January 31, 2002 - Community Calendar announcement of Morro Bay Power Plant Project's evidentiary hearing scheduled for February 5, 2002, has been scheduled for a new time.

  • January 25, 2002 - Media Advisory of an Informational Hearing and Site Visit to the proposed Inland Empire Energy Center to be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2002.

  • January 24, 2002 - Media Advisory of an Informational Hearing and Site Visit to Proposed Avenal Power Plant to be held on MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2002.

  • January 24, 2002 - Community Calendar announcement of a data response workshop to discuss the proposed Roseville Energy Facility to be held on MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2002.

  • January 18, 2002 - Community Calendar announcement of a staff assessment workshop to discuss the proposed Magnolia Power Plant Project to be held on January 23, 2002.

  • January 18, 2002 - Community Calendar announcement of a site visit and data response workshop to discuss the proposed Consumnes Power Plant Project to be held on January 23, 2002 and January 24, 2002.

  • January 17, 2002 - Community Calendar announcement of an Issue Resolution Workshop for the proposed East Altamont Energy Center to be held January 22, 2002.

  • January 10, 2002 - Magnolia Power Project Staff Assessment Released By California Energy Commission.

  • January 10, 2002 - Community Calendar announcement of a scheduling conference for the proposed Russell City Energy Center to be held January 14, 2002.

  • January 9, 2002 - Two Large Power Plant Proposals Begin Energy Commission Review.

  • January 3, 2002 - Community Calendar announcement of a biological research workshop to discuss the proposed Russell City Energy Center.

  • January 3, 2002 - Energy Commission Staff Releases Assessment of Proposed Los Esteros Energy Facility.

  • January 3, 2002 - Community Calendar announcement of a staff assessment workshop to discuss the proposed Tracy Peaker Project.

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