News Releases 2006

  • December 29, 2006 - Energy Commission Releases Preliminary Assessment on Walnut Creek Energy Park.
  • December 29, 2006 - California Energy Commission unites Solar and Energy Efficiency under the New Solar Homes Partnership.
  • December 20, 2006 - Gasoline, diesel production beats 5-year highs at California refineries.
  • December 14, 2006 - Energy Commission Awards $3 Million to UC Davis for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Research.
  • December 14, 2006 - California Energy Commission Allows Bottle Rock Geothermal Power Plant to Restart Operations after 16 Years.
  • December 14, 2006 - California Energy Commission Begins Review of Colusa Generating Station.
  • December 14, 2006 - Pastoria Energy Facility Expansion Wins Approval from California Energy Commission.
  • December 13, 2006 - California refineries increase production of gasoline, diesel.
  • December 7, 2006 - MEDIA ADVISORY: California Energy Commission to Hold Hearing and Site Visit for Panoche Energy Center.
  • December 6, 2006 - Gasoline, diesel production up at California refineries.
  • November 29, 2006 - Gasoline production down from previous week's high.
  • November 15, 2006 - Gasoline and diesel production, inventories stabilize.
  • November 8, 2006 - Production up for gasoline, down for diesel as turnarounds continue.
  • November 8, 2006 - California Energy Commission begins review of Humboldt Bay Repowering Project.
  • November 8, 2006 - California Energy Commission begins review of Eastshore Energy Center.
  • November 8, 2006 - California Energy Commission begins review of Panoche Energy Center.
  • November 1, 2006 - Gasoline production at 5-year high as turnarounds continue; prices still drop.
  • November 1, 2006 - Energy Commission offers kitchen tips for an energy-wise Thanksgiving
  • October 31, 2006 - New Research Identifies California's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Energy Commission Report Examines Causes of Climate Change
  • October 27, 2006 - Changing of the bulbs brings Historic Governor's Mansion up-to-date on energy efficiency.
  • October 27, 2006 - Winterize your home now to cut energy costs.
  • October 25, 2006 - Gasoline production high as turnaround season begins; retail prices continue to fall.
  • October 24, 2006 - CHANGE A LIGHT, CHANGE THE WORLD event at Governor's Mansion.
  • October 23, 2006 - New Biogas Plant Generates Energy From Organic Waste.
  • October 23, 2006 - Energy Commission & WESTCARB Hold Public Meeting to Discuss Climate Change Research - COmmunity Calendar Announcement.
  • October 19, 2006 - Governor Launches new solar website for California.
  • October 18, 2006 - Gasoline production continues above 1 million gallons a day as prices still fall.
  • October 11, 2006 - Niland Gas Turbine Plant approved for Small Power Plant Exemption by the California Energy Commission.
  • October 11, 2006 - California Energy Commission approves changes for the Blythe Energy Transmission Line Project.
  • October 11, 2006 - State Loans City of San Diego $2.2 Million for Energy Efficiency, Solar Power.
  • October 11, 2006 - Fuel production, inventories up as retail prices fall.
  • October 4, 2006 - Gasoline production tops 1 million barrels a day as retail prices continue to fall.
  • October 4, 2006 - CHANGE A LIGHT, CHANGE THE WORLD campaign aims to increase energy efficiency statewide
  • October 3, 2006 - California Energy Commission Approves License for San Francisco Energy Reliability Project
  • September 29, 2006 - Energy Commission Awards Renewable Energy Research Funding - Projects Include Improving Wind Energy, Solar, Energy Storage Cells
  • September 27, 2006 - Electricity & Air Quality Issues Discussed at Conference - Energy Commission Presents Research for a Cleaner California
  • September 27, 2006 - California Energy Commission releases proposed changes for the Blythe Energy Project Transmission Line Project
  • September 27, 2006 - Gasoline production rises as retail prices continue to drop
  • September 22, 2006 - Food & Wine Industry Symposium Examines Energy Efficient Technology - Central Valley Agriculture & Businesses Learn Cost-Saving Measures
  • September 22, 2006 - Los Esteros Critical Energy Facility Recommended for Licensing Approval.
  • September 20, 2006 - MEDIA ADVISORY - California Energy Commission to Hold Evidentiary Hearing on Blythe Energy Project Transmission Line.
  • September 20, 2006 - California Energy Commission Releases Presiding Member's Proposed Decision for Niland Gas Turbine Plant.
  • September 20, 2006 - Despite drop in refinery production, retail prices continue to fall.
  • September 18, 2006 - California Energy Commission will Host Statewide Avian Guidelines Development Workshop - Advancing the expansion of wind energy in California.
  • September 14, 2006 - California Energy Commission to begin review of Vernon Power Plant.
  • September 14, 2006 - MEDIA ADVISORY - California Energy Commission to Hold Hearing and Site Visit for Highgrove Power Plant Project.
  • September 13, 2006 - Gasoline, diesel production up as retail prices fall.
  • September 12, 2006 - Global Warming Conference to Examine Climate Change in California.
  • September 7, 2006 - Gasoline, diesel production beats totals for previous week, last year.
  • August 31, 2006 - California Energy Commission to begin review of South Bay Replacement Power Project.
  • August 30, 2006 - Crude oil inventories rise, gasoline and diesel production off slightly.
  • August 25, 2006 - San Francisco Electricity Reliability Project Recommended for Approval.
  • August 23, 2006 - Gasoline, diesel production up, retail prices down despite Alaskan crude oil problems.
  • August 16, 2006 - Gasoline, diesel inventories up despite soft production.
  • August 15, 2006 - Energy Commission Releases Results of Gas Price Spike Investigation - Report Follows Governor's Request to Determine Cause of Sudden Increase.
  • August 14, 2006 - MEDIA ADVISORY: Energy Commission's Webex News Conference explains report to the Governor on this spring's record high gasoline, diesel prices.
  • August 9, 2006 - Crude oil inventories rise as gasoline, diesel production increase.
  • August 4, 2006 - Tracking Renewable Energy in the West Is Closer to Development.
  • August 2, 2006 - Gasoline, diesel production rise but inventories drop slightly.
  • August 2, 2006 - MEDIA ADVISORY - California Energy Commission to Hold Hearing and Site Visit for El Centro Repower Project.
  • July 27, 2006 - A statewide heat wave unprecedented in the past 57 years didn't prevent local refineries from improving their production of California gasoline.
  • July 19, 2006 - Energy Commission Awards Nearly $6 Million for Public Interest Energy Research.
  • July 19, 2006 - Gasoline inventories remain high, despite drop in production.
  • July 19, 2006 - California Energy Commission to begin review of Highgrove Power Plant Project.
  • July 12, 2006 - Gasoline, diesel inventories build; gasoline production tops 1 million barrels a day.
  • July 10, 2006 - Funds approved to help California energy companies gain foothold abroad, study energy issues in Baja.
  • July 5, 2006 - Gasoline inventories increase despite weak production levels.
  • June 30, 2006 - Workshop Discusses Alternate Practices for California's Credit Policy in Generation Projects.
  • June 29, 2006 - Energy Commission evaluates California vehicles, alternative fuel possibilities.
  • June 28, 2006 - Overall gasoline and diesel production, inventories up in state.
  • June 26, 2006 - California Credit Policies Workshop Lowering capital costs for generation projects.
  • June 21, 2006 - Gasoline inventories build, retail prices slowly drop.
  • June 19, 2006 - California Energy Commission Partners with Silicon Valley Companies to Improve Energy Efficiency for Computer Data Centers. Media Invited to New Technology Demonstration at Sun Microsystems on June 21
  • June 15, 2006 - Governor Names Pfannenstiel to Chair Energy Commission Jeffrey Byron Also Appointed to Commission
  • June 15, 2006 - Energy Commission report finds California's gasoline price spikes higher than rest of nation
  • June 14, 2006 - Overall gasoline and diesel production remains robust in state
  • June 12, 2006 - Joint workshop to discuss affordable housing in State Solar Programs
  • June 9, 2006 - Governor Schwarzenegger Announces Appointments - Jeffrey Byron appointed Commissioner and Jackalyne Pfannenstiel Appointed Chair
  • June 8, 2006 - Bakersfield-area power plant expansion proposed for Energy Commission approval.
  • June 7, 2006 - Gasoline, diesel production high as refiners shift to new fuel.
  • June 7, 2006 - Gasoline, diesel production high as refiners shift to new fuel.
  • June 6, 2006 - California's Energy Interests Protected in Federal Energy Corridors - Draft map released to solicit public input.
  • June 1, 2006 - Six new power plant help meet California's energy needs.
  • May 31, 2006 - Gasoline, diesel production up in California.
  • May 26, 2006 - Fuel Cell Experts Explore New Technology for California.
  • May 24, 2006 - Gasoline prices drift down before Memorial Day.
  • May 10, 2006 - Gasoline production dips slightly, but inventories fall well below last year levels.
  • May 8, 2006 - From the eternal sunshine of kids' minds - the winners of Energy Commission's 19th energy art contest.
  • May 4, 2006 - Energy Commissioner James D. Boyd Selected For Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards.
  • May 3, 2006 - Gasoline, diesel production continue upward trend in California.
  • April 27, 2006 - California Energy Commissioner Art Rosenfeld Named 2005 Enrico Fermi Award Winner by President Bush.
  • April 26, 2006 - Gasoline production, inventories improve at California refineries.
  • April 26, 2006 - Energy Commission workshop explores lowering capital cost for generation projects.
  • April 26, 2006 - MEDIA ADVISORY - Chairman Desmond to Hold Web News Conference on High Gas Prices and Governor's New Biofuels Executive Order
  • April 26, 2006 - New Web site to strengthen solar market in New Home Construction.
  • April 25, 2006 - Gov. Schwarzenegger Directs State Agencies to Expand 'Bio-Fuels' to Fight High Gasoline Prices.
  • April 25, 2006 - MEDIA ADVISORY - Energy Commission Chairman Desmond Briefs News Media on Energy Situation.
  • April 21, 2006 - "The Rosenfeld Effect" Historic Energy Symposium Honors Commissioner Art Rosenfeld at 80.
  • April 19, 2006 - Refinery production falls, but inventories remain higher than last year.
  • April 13, 2006 - Drivers CAN save money, even as gasoline prices climb.
  • April 12, 2006 - Energy Commission Awards $1.25 Million for "Cool Roof" Research.
  • April 12, 2006 - Gasoline production,inventories climb in California.
  • April 10, 2006 - California Bioenergy Plan Released.
  • April 5, 2006 - Overall California gasoline production up, diesel production down from last week.
  • March 30, 2006 - California Energy Commissioner Art Rosenfeld Profiled in Onearth Magazine.
  • March 29, 2006 - California gasoline production climbs as conventional gas, diesel falls.
  • March 29, 2006 - Energy Commission Forms Committee for Imperial County Peaker Power Plant Proposal.
  • March 27, 2006 - Linking Water and Energy A Joint Agency Symposium.
  • March 22, 2006 - Overall California gasoline and diesel production up from 2005 numbers .
  • March 17, 2006 - Energy Commission Community Calendar Announcement - Pastoria Energy Facility Expansion.
  • March 15, 2006 - Overall gasoline production up at California refineries .
  • March 8, 2006 - California gasoline production off from last week, but high for this time of year.
  • March 3, 2006 - California Schools Get an "A"in Solar.
  • March 1, 2006 - California daily gasoline production rises slightly, remains over 1 million barrels.
  • February 23, 2006 - Energy Commission Schedules Informational Hearing and Site Visit for Walnut Creek Energy Park.
  • February 23, 2006 - Energy Commission Schedules Informational Hearing and Site Visit for Sun Valley Energy Project.
  • February 22, 2006 - California gasoline production tops 1 million barrels a day for first time in 2006.
  • February 22, 2006 - Energy Commission staff recommends approval of the San Francisco Electric Reliability power plant project.
  • February 15, 2006 - California gasoline, diesel production both above 5-year highs for this time of year.
  • February 8, 2006 - California gasoline production up 5.4 percent during continuing maintenance.
  • February 1, 2006 - California gasoline production rises slightly even with refinery maintenance.
  • February 1, 2006 - California Energy Commission Adds Two Power Plants to Licensing Process.
  • January 27, 2006 - Committee elected to guide renewable energy generation in the Western United States.
  • January 25, 2006 - Overall gasoline production up at California refineries during maintenance season.
  • January 18, 2006 - California gasoline production dips as refineries perform maintenance.
  • January 11, 2006 - California gasoline production high during refinery turnaround season.
  • January 6, 2006 - Media Advisory: California Energy Commission Chairman Joseph F. Desmond honored.
  • January 4, 2006 - California gasoline, diesel production higher than at end of 2004.

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