News Releases 2009

  • December 29, 2009 - Prehearing Conference and Evidentiary Hearing to be held January 5 on Lodi Energy Center project
  • December 28, 2009 - Second prehearing conference to be held January 4 on the Ivanpah Solar project
  • December 28, 2009 - Data workshop to be held December 31 for the Genesis Solar Energy Project
  • December 28, 2009 - Informational Hearing, Environmental Scoping Meeting, Public Site Visit, and Bureau of Land Management Scoping Meeting January 5 on the Ridgecrest Solar Power Project
  • December 23, 2009 - Initial staff assessment released for the proposed Palmdale Hybrid power project
  • December 17, 2009 - Energy Policy Focuses on Energy Reliability and Renewable Resources
  • December 16, 2009 - License Approved for Kings County Power Plant
  • December 15, 2009 - New Online "Tool Kit" Will Help California Cities Go Solar
  • December 10, 2009 - Evidentiary Hearing and Final Staff Assessment Workshop to be held December 14 and 15 on the Ivanpah Solar project
  • December 10, 2009 - Making the Most of Your Energy $$ During the Holidays
  • December 8, 2009 - Staff Assessment Workshop on Lodi Energy Center to be held December 14
  • December 7, 2009 - Go Solar California Contest Educates Consumers About Solar and Energy Efficiency
  • December 3, 2009 - Site visit and informational hearing to be held December 10 for the Genesis Solar Energy Project
  • December 3, 2009 - Site visit and informational hearing to be held December 9 on Abengoa Mojave Solar Project
  • December 2, 2009 - Review starts for Rice Solar Energy Project

     
  • November 30, 2009 - Staff Assessment Out on Lodi Energy Center Project
  • November 30, 2009 - Final Staff Assessment workshop on Carlsbad Energy Center to be held December 2, 2009
  • November 25, 2009 - Status Conference December 1 for Beacon Solar Energy Project
  • November 25, 2009 - Evidentiary hearing November 30 for Tracy Combined Cycle Power Plant
  • November 19, 2009 - Public workshop November 23 for Genesis Solar Energy Project
  • November 18, 2009 - Review starts for three planned power plants
  • November 18, 2009 - California Approves New Energy Efficient TV Regulations
  • November 16, 2009 - First of two pre-hearing conferences for Ivanpah solar thermal project to be held November 18
  • November 12, 2009 - Final Staff Assessment released for the Carlsbad Energy Center Project
  • November 10, 2009 - Proposed decision out for Avenal power plant
  • November 4, 2009 - Ivanpah Solar Thermal Project Staff Assessment/Environmental Impact Statement Now Available
  • November 4, 2009 - Genesis Solar Energy Project now data adequate

     
  • October 30, 2009 - Final Staff Assessment recommends licensing the Tracy Combined Cycle Power Plant in San Joaquin County
  • October 29, 2009 - California Washing Machine Efficiency Standards Get Go-Ahead from Appeals Court
  • October 29, 2009 - California awarded $3.5 Million from the U.S. DOE for Solar Training Partnership
  • October 28, 2009 - Don't Let the "Vampire" Drain Your Energy This Halloween!
  • October 28, 2009 - Pre-hearing conference and evidentiary hearing November 2 for the Canyon Energy Project
  • October 22, 2009 - Final Staff Assessment Released for the Proposed Beacon Solar Power Project in Kern County
  • October 21, 2009 - Review Starts for Abengoa Mojave Solar Project
  • October 13, 2009 - Public workshop October 14 on the proposed Mirant Marsh Landing project and the Mirant Willow Pass Project
  • October 13, 2009 - Public workshop October 14 on the BP Watson Cogeneration Project
  • October 13, 2009 - Public meeting October 13 in Victorville on desert renewable energy projects
  • October 8, 2009 - Final staff assessment released for the Canyon Power Plant project

     
  • September 28, 2009 - Site Visit and Informational Hearing October 1 on Mariposa Energy Project near Byron
  • September 23, 2009 - Review Starts for Contra Costa Generating Station
  • September 14, 2009 - Public workshop September 16 on the proposed SES Solar One Project in San Bernardino County
  • September 14, 2009 - Site visit and informational hearing September 16 in Tupman for Hydrogen California Project
  • September 2, 2009 - Top Researchers Set Foundation for California Policy at Annual Climate Change Symposium
  • September 1, 2009 - Site visit and informational hearing September 3 in Carson for Watson Cogeneration Project

     
  • August 27, 2009 - Energy Stimulus Funding Discussed at LA Workshop
  • August 26, 2009 - Revised: Energy Commission Begins Hydrogen Power Plant Review
  • August 26, 2009 - Review Starts for Mariposa Power Plant
  • August 20, 2009 - Experts Gather for Annual Climate Change Research Symposium
  • August 12, 2009 - Conceptual Transmission Plan for Access to Renewable Energy Announced
  • August 6, 2009 - 6th Annual California Climate Change Research Symposium Dates Announced - Event to be held September 8-10, 2009, at Sacramento Convention Center
  • August 4, 2009 - Public workshop to be held August 6 on the proposed San Joaquin Solar 1&2 Hybrid Project in Fresno County

     
  • July 29, 2009 - Review starts for Watson Cogeneration Project
  • July 28, 2009 - Site visit and informational hearing July 30 in Ceres for the Almond 2 Power Project
  • July 2, 2009 - Evidentiary hearing July 7 on Avenal Energy project
  • July 1, 2009 - Review starts for Almond 2 Power Project

     
  • June 25, 2009 - Public workshop to be held July 1 on the proposed Beacon Solar Energy Project in Kern County
  • June 24, 2009 - Pre-hearing conference June 30 for the Avenal Energy Project
  • June 18, 2009 - Media Advisory: Public workshop to be held June 23 on the Preliminary Staff Assessment of the Tracy Combined Cycle Power Plant
  • June 18, 2009 - Media Advisory: Workshop on the Final Staff Assessment for the Avenal Energy project to be held June 23rd
  • June 18, 2009 - Media Advisory: Site visit and informational hearing/scoping meeting for proposed SES Solar One Project
  • June 17, 2009 - Energy Commission Denies License for the Chula Vista Energy Upgrade Project
  • June 15, 2009 - Public meeting in Victorville June 18th on a desert renewable energy development and conservation plan
  • June 9, 2009 - Preliminary staff assessment released for the planned GWF Tracy Combined Cycle Power Plant
  • June 2, 2009 - Final staff assessment released for the Avenal Energy project

     
  • May 22, 2009 - Drive Energy Smart and Safe this Summer
  • May 21, 2009 - Joint workshop to be held Thursday, May 21 on the proposed Canyon Power Plant in Orange County
  • May 13, 2009 - SUMMER FORECAST POINTS TO AMPLE ELECTRICITY - New Generation Adds Electricity to Supplies
  • May 7, 2009 - Review starts for SES Solar One project
  • May 7, 2009 - Preliminary Staff Assessment released for the planned Canyon Power Plant
  • May 7, 2009 - Second public workshop to be held today on SES Solar Two Project

     
  • April 22, 2009 - California Energy Commission Adopts Far-Reaching Green Transportation Plan
  • April 22, 2009 - Go Solar California Launches Second Annual Sweepstakes
  • April 20, 2009 - Capitol Earth Day Event Engages Californians on Solar Energy
  • April 20, 2009 - Data response workshop April 22 for the CPV Vaca Station power project
  • April 20, 2009 - Site visit and informational hearing April 22 for the San Joaquin solar-biomass hybrid power plant project
  • April 17, 2009 - Scientists Discuss Climate Change at Scripps
  • April 9, 2009 - Public workshop to be held on Beacon Solar Project preliminary staff assessment
  • April 9, 2009 - Public conference April 13 on proposed decision on the Chula Vista Energy Upgrade Project
  • April 8, 2009 - License Approved for San Diego County Power Plant
  • April 2, 2009 - Site visit and informational hearing postponed for San Joaquin solar-biomass hybrid power plant project
  • April 1, 2009 - Preliminary staff assessment released for the planned Beacon Solar Energy Project

     
  • March 19, 2009 - Energy Commission Releases Statement on Proposed Desert Preserve
  • March 12, 2009 - Supplementary evidentiary hearing and a public conference on proposed San Diego power plant to be held Monday, March 16th
  • March 12, 2009 - Second public meeting in Palm Springs March 17th on Governor's executive order stepping up renewable energy development.
  • March 11, 2009 - Hot Fuels Report Findings Adopted by California Energy Commission.
  • March 11, 2009 - Review starts for solar thermal-biomass facility.
  • March 10, 2009 - Site visit and informational hearing March 12 for power plant proposed in Vacaville.
  • March 9, 2009 - Public meeting set March 12th on Governor's executive order stepping up renewable energy development.

     
  • February 25, 2009 - Small power plant exemption granted for Riverside power plant project.
  • February 25, 2009 - Proposed decision released for the Orange Grove Power project in San Diego County
  • February 19, 2009 - Data response workshop February 23rd for the Lodi Energy Center
  • February 17, 2009 - Public workshop to be held on Avenal Energy project preliminary staff assessment
  • February 9, 2009 - First Public Workshop to Discuss $120 Million Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program
  • February 5, 2009 - Governor Schwarzenegger Announces Appointments
  • February 2, 2009 - Data Response workshop for the Palmdale hybrid power project to be held February 4th

     
  • January 30, 2009 - Preliminary staff assessment released for the planned Avenal Energy project
  • January 28, 2009 - Review starts for proposed power plant in Vacaville
  • January 28, 2009 - Riverside power project cleared for a small power plant exemption
  • January 23, 2009 - Proposed decision released for Chula Vista power plant
  • January 19, 2009 - Site visit and informational hearing Jan. 15th for the Lodi Energy Center
  • January 8, 2009 - Go Solar California Contest Educates Consumers About Solar and Energy Efficiency
  • January 7, 2009 - Public workshop to be held on Ivanpah Solar project preliminary staff assessment

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