News Releases 2008

  • December 31, 2008 - Pre-hearing conference and evidentiary hearing on the Riverside Energy Center expansion to be held on January 5th
  • December 30, 2008 - Public workshops to be held on Carlsbad Energy Center preliminary staff assessment
  • December 23, 2008 - Final Study released on Riverside Energy Resource Center expansion
  • December 17, 2008 - Evidentiary hearing on Orange Grove Energy AFC Power Plant Project to be held December 19th
  • December 16, 2008 - Staff workshop and second scoping meeting for SES Solar Two Project to be held December 18
  • December 16, 2008 - Site visits, informational hearings and workshops scheduled for two proposed Contra Costa County power plants
  • December 12, 2008 - Hearing on intervener's petition regarding Carlsbad Energy Center scheduled for December 15th
  • December 12, 2008 - Workshop on the initial assessment of the Carrizo Energy Solar Farm to be held on December 15th
  • December 11, 2008 - Preliminary Staff Assessment out on Carlsbad Energy Center Project
  • December 9, 2008 - Workshop on GWF Tracy power plant scheduled for Thursday, December 11
  • December 9, 2008 - Stretching Your Energy Budget During the Holidays
  • December 9, 2008 - Preliminary Staff Assessment out on Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System Project
  • December 5, 2008 - AB 868 Report - Committee Workshop on Fuel Delivery Temperature Study. December 9, 2008
  • December 3, 2008 - Site visit and informational hearing December 4th for the Palmdale hybrid power plant
  • December 1, 2008 - Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds Completion of Commercial Rooftop Solar Installation Project
  • November 26, 2008 - Pre-hearing conference on December 1st for the Orange Grove Energy AFC Power Plant Project
  • November 26, 2008 - Staff workshop to be held December 2nd on the Riverside Energy Resource Center Initial Study
  • November 21, 2008 - Energy Policy Report Update Continues Push for Increased Renewable Energy
  • November 21, 2008 - Site visit and informational hearing/scoping meeting for proposed SES Solar Two Project
  • November 21, 2008 - Preliminary Staff Assessment out on Carrizo Energy Solar Farm
  • November 20, 2008 - Review starts for proposed power plant in Lodi
  • November 18, 2008 - Staff assessment workshop on Orange Grove Project to be held November 20th
  • November 17, 2008 - Governor Schwarzenegger Advances State's Renewable Energy Development: Signs Executive Order to Raise California's Renewable Energy Goals to 33 Percent by 2020, Clear Red Tape for Renewable Projects
  • November 12, 2008 - Initial Study out on Riverside Energy Resource Center expansion
  • November 6, 2008 - Staff Assessment Out on Orange Grove AFC Power Plant Project
  • November 4, 2008 - Workshop on Beacon solar project to be held November 6
  • October 31, 2008 - Evidentiary hearing for CPV Sentinel Energy Project scheduled for Monday, November 3rd
  • October 30, 2008 - California Energy Commissioner Arthur Rosenfeld Honored with Innovation Award - The Economist magazine to hold annual ceremony in London
  • October 27, 2008 - Workshop to Assess the Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Power Plants in California
  • October 23, 2008 - Energy Commission Advisor to Speak on Biomass Energy Efforts at Local Walnut Farm Walnut Shells Converted into Energy with PIER Funding
  • October 21, 2008 - Site visit and informational hearing October 23rd for GWF Tracy Combined Cycle Power Plant
  • October 17, 2008 - BLM News Release: Environmental Review Process Begins for Solar Project in Imperial County
  • October 17, 2008 [PDF file] - JOINT AGENCY NEWS RELEASE: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emission Recommendations Adopted.
  • October 15, 2008 [PDF file] - JOINT AGENCY MEDIA ADVISORY: California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission will consider adopting The Final Decision on Greenhouse Gas Regulatory Strategies at separate meetings on October 16, 2008.
  • October 10, 2008 - Final staff assessment out for proposed CPV Sentinel Energy Power Project
  • October 8, 2008 - Energy Commission Denies License to Eastshore Energy Center
  • October 8, 2008 - Review starts for three planned power plants
  • September 30, 2008 - Evidentiary hearing for the Chula Vista Energy Upgrade Project scheduled for Thursday, October 2
  • September 24, 2008 - Energy Commission Approves Humboldt Bay Repowering Project
  • September 24, 2008 - Review starts for Marsh Landing power plant
  • September 23, 2008 - Experts Discuss Solar at West Coast Green Conference
  • September 16, 2008 - Pre-hearing conference on September 18th for the Chula Vista Energy Upgrade Project
  • September 12, 2008 - Public conference on September 16th on the proposed decision for the Humboldt Bay Repowering Project
  • September 12, 2008 - JOINT AGENCY NEWS RELEASE: Greenhouse Gas Strategies Opinion Released by CPUC and Energy Commission (PDF file).
  • September 10, 2008 - Workshop on Orange Grove peaker plant scheduled for Thursday, September 11
  • September 10, 2008 - Review starts for a modified Tracy power plant
  • September 9, 2008 - Scientists Promote "Global Cooling" with White Roofs and Cool Pavements
  • September 2, 2008 - Staff Assessment workshop on CPV Sentinel Project on Wednesday, September 3rd
  • August 28, 2008 - Chula Vista Final Staff Assessment Released
  • August 25, 2008 - California Energy Commission Hosts Solar Fair in Sacramento to celebrate Solar Energy Awareness Month
  • August 25, 2008 - California Energy Commission Hosts Solar Fair in Santa Monica to celebrate Solar Energy Awareness Month
  • August 22, 2008 - California Energy Commission Marks Solar Energy Awareness Month with Sun-Powered Sweepstakes
  • August 21, 2008 - Workshop on Beacon solar energy project August 25
  • August 18, 2008 - Proposed Decision released for Humboldt Bay Repowering Project
  • August 4, 2008 - Workshop on Carrizo Energy Solar Farm August 5
  • July 31, 2008 - Preliminary staff assessment released for proposed CPV Sentinel Power Project
  • July 28, 2008 - Informational hearing, scheduling and status conference July 29th for peaker power plant in San Diego County
  • July 21, 2008 - Workshop on Beacon solar energy project July 22
  • July 18, 2008 - Supplemental hearing and public conference scheduled July 21 for the Eastshore Energy Center
  • July 16, 2008 - License Approved for San Bernardino County Hybrid Power Plant
  • July 16, 2008 - Orange Grove Project found data adequate
  • June 27, 2008 - MEDIA ADVISORY: Workshop to be held on Avenal energy project
  • June 23, 2008 - MEDIA ADVISORY: Workshop and site visit for El Segundo power plant scheduled on June 25th
  • June 23, 2008 - MEDIA ADVISORY: Workshop for Riverside plant expansion scheduled on June 26
  • June 20, 2008 - MEDIA ADVISORY: California Energy Commission Chairman Sheds Light On Incentives for Solar Home Builders
  • June 20, 2008 - California Approaches First Target For New Energy-Efficient Solar Homes
  • June 20, 2008 - Proposed decision released for Eastshore power plant project in Hayward
  • June 19, 2008 - MEDIA ADVISORY: Workshop to be held on Ivanpah solar thermal project
  • June 13, 2008 - Final Staff Assessment workshops to be held on June 16 and evidentiary hearing on June 17 for Humboldt Bay power plant
  • June 13, 2008 - Public conference on June 17th on the proposed decision for the Victorville 2 Hybrid Power Project
  • June 11, 2008 - California Energy Commission staff will conduct a workshop for the proposed 200-megawatt Canyon Power Plant
  • June 10, 2008 - Energy Commission to participate in the federal analysis of solar energy development in California
  • June 9, 2008 - Site visit and informational hearing for the proposed Beacon Solar Energy Project to be held on June 11
  • May 30, 2008 - Proposed decision released for hybrid power plant in San Bernardino County
  • May 21, 2008 - Slow It Down to Save Gas and Money
  • May 21, 2008 - Energy Commission Awards $5.85 Million to Improve State's Electricity Grid
  • May 20, 2008 - Electricity Forecast Points to Adequate Summer Supply
  • May 16, 2008 - Site visit and info hearing for the proposed Avenal Energy project in Kings County to be held on May 20th
  • May 15, 2008 - Final Staff Assessment Out on Humboldt Power Plant
  • May 7, 2008 - MEDIA ADVISORY: Site visit and info hearing for proposed Riverside Energy Resource Center expansion scheduled for May 12th
  • May 7, 2008 - Review Process Begins for Solar Thermal Project in Kern County
  • May 7, 2008 - MEDIA ADVISORY: Staff Assessment workshop on Chula Vista Energy Upgrade Project Monday, May 12th
  • May 6, 2008 - California Awarded $65 Million to Fight Global Warming, Carbon Sequestration and Storage to be Studied at Bakersfield Pilot Site.
  • May 6, 2008 - California Launches Newly-Designed Climate Change Web Portal.
  • April 29, 2008 - Initial assessment of Chula Vista power plant expansion project released.
  • April 25, 2008 - Energy Commission staff will conduct a two-day workshop on the final staff assessment for the proposed 563-MW Victorville 2 Hybrid Power Project.
  • April 24, 2008 - Gov. Schwarzenegger Leads 11 Governors in Sending Letters to President and Congressional Leaders on U.S. Department of Transportation's Proposed Fuel Economy Regulations
  • April 23, 2008 - Energy Commission Approves New Energy Efficient Measures for California Homes and Businesses.
  • April 23, 2008 - Energy Commission gives green light for the construction of power plant in Colusa County.
  • April 22, 2008 - Media Advisory on the April 24 Hearing for the Orange Grove Power Project.
  • April 21, 2008 - GoSolarCalifornia.org Web Site Re-Launched. Internet Portal Makes It Even Easier To Learn About Solar Energy; New Solar Homes across the State.
  • April 16, 2008 - Media Advisory - April 17 workshop for the CPV Sentinel Energy Project.
  • April 16, 2008 - Energy Commission to review Riverside's application for power plant exemption
  • April 16, 2008 - Review starts for Kings County Power Plant
  • April 11, 2008 - Public conference on Presiding member's proposed decision on Colusa power plant set for April 14th
  • April 11, 2008 - Site visit and info hearing for proposed Anaheim peaker plant scheduled for April 15th
  • April 10, 2008 - Public information workshop on proposed Carrizo solar farm project scheduled for Saturday, April 12th
  • April 3, 2008 - MEDIA ADVISORY: Roundtable Discussion - "Expanding Local Green Initiatives Through Energy Education"
  • April 1, 2008 - Evidentiary hearing scheduled Thursday, April 3 for proposed Victorville 2 Hybrid Power Plant
  • March 25, 2008 - Second Data Response & lssue Resolution Workshop for Carlsbad Energy Center on Wednesday, March 26th
  • March 19, 2008 - Final Staff Assessment Released for Victorville Hybrid Power Plant
  • March 14, 2008 - Presiding Member's Proposed Decision Out on Colusa County Power Plant
  • March 12, 2008 - Energy Commission Adopts Recommendations to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
  • March 12, 2008 - Cogeneration plant to increase output by up to 22 megawatts
  • March 12, 2008 - Data Review starts for Anaheim Peaker Plant
  • March 10, 2008 - MEDIA ADVISORY: Data Response & lssue Resolution Workshop for the Carrizo Solar Farm Project, Wednesday, March 12
  • March 3, 2008 - MEDIA ADVISORY: Data Response & lssue Resolution Workshop for the Community Power Project
  • February 27, 2008 - License approved for Los Angeles area power plant
  • February 11, 2008 - INFORMATION ALERT: CPUC and the California Energy Commission Request Comments on Greenhouse Gas Proposal
  • February 11, 2008 - Young Artists Win Recognition, Prizes in 2009 Energy Calendar Art Contest
  • January 24, 2008 - MEDIA ADVISORY: Site visit and info hearing for proposed San Luis Obispo solar thermal power plant scheduled for January 29
  • January 22, 2008 - MEDIA ADVISORY: Rescheduled site visit and informational hearing for proposed Ivanpah solar thermal plant to be held on January 25th
  • January 18, 2008 - MEDIA ADVISORY: Data Response & lssue Resolution Workshop for the Carlsbad Energy Center on Thursday, January 24.
  • January 16, 2008 - Energy Commission approves license for Starwood Power Project in Western Fresno County.
  • January 14, 2008 - MEDIA ADVISORY: Data Response & lssue Resolution Workshop for the Chula Vista Energy Project on Thursday, January 17.
  • January 9, 2008 - MEDIA ADVISORY: Site visit and informational hearing for proposed Fresno County power plant scheduled for January 14.
  • January 8, 2008 - MEDIA ADVISORY: Continued evidentiary hearing for Eastshore Energy Center scheduled on January 14.
  • January 7, 2008 - MEDIA ADVISORY: Pre-hearing conference and evidentiary hearing scheduled for proposed Colusa Generating Station.

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