News Releases 2010

  • December 30, 2010 - New Law Requiring Improved Energy Efficiency for Light Bulbs Begins Jan. 1, 2011
  • December 29, 2010 - Energy Commission Awards $725,000 for Energy Research
  • December 22, 2010 - Final Staff Assessment Released for Proposed Palmdale Hybrid Power Project
  • December 20, 2010 - Preliminary Staff Assessment Released on Oakley Generating Station Project
  • December 17, 2010 - Preliminary Staff Assessment Released on Watson Cogeneration Steam and Electric Reliability Project
  • December 16, 2010 - Energy Commission Approves Renewable Project Manual - Best Management Practices for Timely Permitting Projects in California Desert
  • December 15, 2010 - Final phase of Cash for Appliances Rebates Ending
  • December 15, 2010 - Energy Commission Licenses Central Valley Power Plant
  • December 15, 2010 - CA Energy Commission Approves 650 MW of Solar Power in California Desert
  • December 10, 2010 - Public Workshop on December 14 to Discuss Ways to Improve the Process for Reviewing Thermal Power Plants
  • December 3, 2010 - Cash for Appliances Offers Consumers More Time to Correct Applications
  • December 2, 2010 - California Energy Commission Licenses 850-MW Power Plant
  • December 1, 2010 - Energy Commission Awards Nearly $3 Million for Energy Research
  • December 1, 2010 - Energy Commission Awards Nearly $6.4 Million for Electric Vehicles, Biofuel, and More
     
  • November 23, 2010 - Staff assessment workshop be held November 29 on Mariposa Energy Project
  • November 23, 2010 - Cash for Appliances Rebates Ending - Rebates for Refrigerators, Washers, and Others Ends December 6
  • November 16, 2010 - EnergySmart Jobs Program Launches in Sacramento
  • November 16, 2010 - Public workshop on November 18 to Discuss Ridgecrest Solar Power Project
  • November 15, 2010 - Stakeholder meeting in Ontario on November 17 on the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
  • November 12, 2010 - Proposed Decision Recommends License for Rice Solar Energy Project
  • November 12, 2010 - Proposed Decision Recommends License for Palen Solar Power Project
  • November 8, 2010 - Staff Assessment on Mariposa Energy Project Released
  • November 5, 2010 - Proposed Decision Recommends License for Almond 2 Power Plant Project
  • November 4, 2010 - Energy Commission Awards $9.6 million for Electric Vehicles, Biofuel, and more
  • November 1, 2010 - Energy Commission Wins National Recognition for State Leadership in Clean Energy
     
  • October 28, 2010 - Energy Commission Approves 663.5-MW Solar Power Plant in Southern California
  • October 27, 2010 - Workshop on October 28 and Prehearing Conference and Evidentiary Hearing on October 29 for Rice Solar Energy Project
  • October 27, 2010 - Gov. Schwarzenegger Celebrates First-of-Its-Kind Renewable Energy Facility Groundbreaking
  • October 25, 2010 - Evidentiary hearing for Palen Solar Power Project to be held October 27
  • October 21, 2010 - Energy Commission Granted Stay by Court of Appeal. $33 million in federal funds to move forward
  • October 20, 2010 - More Time Given to California for $33 million
  • October 20, 2010 - Energy Commission Awards More Than $1.2 Million for Research
  • October 14, 2010 - Update to News Media - California Energy Commission Demands Withdrawal of Lawsuit by Western Riverside Council of Governments
  • October 14, 2010 - $33 Million to California in Jeopardy, Court Freezes Stimulus Funds for Energy Efficiency Program Days Before Deadline
  • October 11, 2010 - Stakeholder meeting in Ontario on October 13 on the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
  • October 11, 2010 - Evidentiary Hearings for Palen Solar Power Project to be held October 13 and October 14
  • October 11, 2010 - Joint Staff Assessment/Draft Environmental Impact Statement Released for Rice Solar Energy Project in Riverside County
  • October 7, 2010 - Workshops for Rice Solar Energy Project to be held October 11 and October 12
  • October 6, 2010 - Energy Commission Awards $12.6 Million for Alternative Vehicle Technologies
  • October 5, 2010 - Proposed Decision Recommends License for CPV Sentinel Energy Project
     
  • September 30, 2010 - Prehearing on Palen Solar Power Project to be held October 5
  • September 30, 2010 - Site visit and status conference to be held October 6 on Mariposa Energy Project
  • September 29, 2010 - Energy Commission Approves 959 MW of Solar Power in California Desert
  • September 28, 2010 - Prehearing and evidentiary hearing to be held October 1 on Almond 2 Power Plant
  • September 27, 2010 - Proposed Decision Recommends License for Calico Solar Project
  • September 27, 2010 - Public workshops to be held September 28 and September 30 on Rice Solar Energy Project
  • September 23, 2010 - Public workshop to be held September 27 on Palen Solar Power Project
  • September 22, 2010 - California Grants for Ethanol, Biodiesel Infrastructure, Podcast from DomesticFuel.com
  • September 22, 2010 - Energy Commission Approves 370-MW Solar Power Plant in Mojave Desert
  • September 21, 2010 - New vision unveiled for California's Clean Energy Future
  • September 20, 2010 - Evidentiary hearing on September 20 for Calico Solar Project
  • September 15, 2010 - Governor Schwarzenegger Applauds Final Loans for Clean Energy Business Financing Program
  • September 15, 2010 - Governor Schwarzenegger Applauds Approval of World's Largest Solar Power Project
  • September 15, 2010 - Energy Commission Licenses 1,000 MW Solar Power Plant
  • September 14, 2010 - Public workshop to be held September 16 on Almond 2 Power Plant
  • September 9, 2010 - Governor Schwarzenegger Announces New Clean Energy Jobs Website
  • September 8, 2010 - Governor Schwarzenegger Applauds Approval of 250-MW Abengoa Mojave Solar Project
  • September 8, 2010 - Energy Commission Licenses Abengoa Mojave Solar Project
  • September 8, 2010 - CA Energy Commission Awards $1.5 Million for Research Projects
  • September 8, 2010 - Energy Commission Approves $10.5 million in Loans for Solar Cell Manufacturers
  • September 7, 2010 - Workshop on September 9 for Calico Solar Project
  • September 7, 2010 - Stakeholder meeting in Ontario on September 8 on the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
  • September 7, 2010 - Public Workshop on September 9 to Discuss Ridgecrest Solar Power Project
  • September 2, 2010 - Statement from Energy Commission Chairman Karen Douglas on the Approval of the TV Energy Efficiency Standards by the Office of Administrative Law
     
  • August 31, 2010 - Preliminary staff assessment released for planned Hydrogen Energy California project
  • August 30, 2010 - Nation's First Advanced Truck Research Center Unveiled Tuesday in Pasadena
  • August 26, 2010 - Proposed Decision Recommends License For Imperial Valley Solar Project
  • August 26, 2010 - CA Energy Commission Licenses East Bay Power Plant
  • August 25, 2010 - California Energy Commission Licenses First Solar Thermal Power Plant in 20 Years
  • August 25, 2010 - Energy Commission Awards $3.5 million for Alternative Vehicle Technologies
  • August 25, 2010 - CA Energy Commission Awards $1.6 Million for Research Projects
  • August 25, 2010 - Energy Commission Approves First Clean Energy Business Loan. Solar Cell Manufacturer Receives Financial Boost
  • August 23, 2010 - Workshop on August 24 and Evidentiary Hearing on August 25 for Calico Solar Project
  • August 23, 2010 - Evidentiary hearing and committee conference on August 24 for Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System Project
  • August 19, 2010 - Proposed Decision Recommends License For Genesis Solar Energy Project
  • August 16, 2010 - Evidentiary Hearing on August 18 for Calico Solar Project
  • August 13, 2010 - Public Workshop on August 17 to Discuss Hydrogen Energy California Project
  • August 12, 2010 - Evidentiary Hearing August 16 on Imperial Valley Solar Project
  • August 11, 2010 - CA Energy Commission Awards $3.5 Million for Research Projects
  • August 11, 2010 - Proposed Decision Recommends License For Blythe Solar Power Project
  • August 10, 2010 - Stakeholder meeting in Ontario on August 11 on the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
  • August 9, 2010 - Public workshop to be held August 10 on Calico Solar Project
  • August 9, 2010 - Public workshop to be held August 10 on Imperial Valley Solar Project
  • August 6, 2010 - Proposed Decision Recommends License for Abengoa Mojave Solar Project
  • August 4, 2010 - News Release from SANBAG (San Bernardino Associated Governments): "SANBAG and Ryder System, Inc. Begin Natural Gas Truck Rental and Leasing Project Using Stimulus Funding" (PDF file)
  • August 4, 2010 - Proposed Decision Recommends License For Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System Project
  • August 2, 2010 - Evidentiary Hearings on Calico Solar Project to be held August 4 to 6
     
  • July 29, 2010 - Energy Commission Acts to Protect and Expand Property-Assessed Clean Energy Financing Options, Strongly Rejects FHFA Faulty Logic
  • July 28, 2010 - Cash for Appliances Rebate Program Expands - Consumers Can Begin Saving July 29
  • July 28, 2010 - CA Energy Commission Awards $2.2 Million for Research Projects
  • July 28, 2010 - Prehearing on Calico Solar Project to be held July 30
  • July 23, 2010 - Proposed Decision Recommends License for Marsh Landing Power Plant
  • July 22, 2010 - Evidentiary Hearing July 26 for Imperial Valley Solar Project
  • July 20, 2010 - Proposed Decision Recommends License For Beacon Solar Project
  • July 16, 2010 - Cash for Appliances PLUS: Rebate Program Expands with More Savings and Appliances
  • July 15, 2010 - Evidentiary Hearing on July 19 for CPV Sentinel Project
  • July 14, 2010 - Energy Commission Awards More Than $2.5 Million for Research Projects
  • July 13, 2010 - Evidentiary Hearing July 15 for Blythe Solar Power Project
  • July 13, 2010 - Evidentiary Hearing July 15 for Abengoa Solar Project
  • July 9, 2010 - Evidentiary Hearings on Genesis Solar Energy Project July 12, 13, and 21
  • July 8, 2010 - Workshop on Blythe Solar Power Project to be held July 9
  • July 7, 2010 - Supplemental Staff Assessment Released for Imperial Valley Solar Project
  • July 6, 2010 - Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement in Response to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's Decision on the Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing Program
  • July 2, 2010 - CA Energy Commission Boosts Cutting-Edge Trucks and Buses with Nearly $20 Million
  • July 1, 2010 - California Recovery Task Force Announces More Than $12 Million in Recovery Act Dollars for Energy Upgrades, Clean Jobs Training
     
  • June 29, 2010 - Prehearing on Marsh Landing Project to be held July 1
  • June 29, 2010 - Prehearing on Genesis Project to be held July 1
  • June 24, 2010 - Media Advisory: Evidentiary Hearing June 28 & 29 for Abengoa Solar Project
  • June 24, 2010 - Electric Cars, Alternative Fuels Get Big Push with $114.3 Million in State, Federal and Private Funds
  • June 24, 2010 - Municipal Utility Awarded Nearly $20 million in Recovery Act Funds
  • June 17, 2010 - Prehearing on Abengoa Project to be held June 21
  • June 14, 2010 - Prehearing on Blythe Solar Power Project to be held June 17
  • June 11, 2010 - Revised Staff Assessment Released for Genesis Solar Project
  • June 10, 2010 - Revised Staff Assessment Released on Marsh Landing Generating Station
  • June 10, 2010 - Media Advisory: Public Workshops on Federal Stimulus Funds Begin June 14
  • June 4, 2010 - Revised Staff Assessment Released on Blythe Solar Power Project
  • June 3, 2010 - Evidentiary hearing June 8 for Beacon Solar Project
     
  • May 28, 2010 - Prehearing on June 1 on CPV Sentinel Project
  • May 27, 2010 - SF Bay Area Receives Nearly $11 Million in Stimulus Money
  • May 27, 2010 - Media Advisory: Cash for Appliances Rebate Program Extended
  • May 25, 2010 - Supplemental Staff Assessment, Part 2 released on Abengoa Mojave Solar Project
  • May 20, 2010 - Energy Commission Awards $29.6 Million in Stimulus Funds for Clean Jobs Training, Energy Upgrades
  • May 20, 2010 - Evidentiary Hearing to be held May 24 on the Imperial Valley Solar Project
  • May 19, 2010 - Innovative Federal and State Agreement Will Aid Proposed Renewable Energy Projects in Southern California, Joint News Release by National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, California Department of Fish and Game, and the California Energy Commission. (PDF file, 36 kb)

  • May 17, 2010 - Prehearing on CPV Sentinel Project to be held May 19
  • May 17, 2010 - Staff Assessment Workshop for Proposed Almond 2 Power Project on May 18
  • May 13, 2010 - More Time, More Choices, Lots of Cash - Consumers Benefit from California Appliance Rebate Program Expansion
  • May 13, 2010 - Final Energy Block Grants for Small Cities and Counties Approved
  • May 12, 2010 - Supplemental Staff Assessment on Abengoa Mojave Solar Project Released
  • May 12, 2010 - Energy Commission Approves Last Low-Interest Loan from Stimulus Funds
  • May 6, 2010 - Media Advisory: $26 Million Available for California Appliance Rebates
  • May 6, 2010 - Air Quality Improvements in Southland Expected with New Funding
  • May 6, 2010 - Assemblymember Tom Torlakson Announces Energy Efficiency Grant for Hercules (PDF file)
  • May 3, 2010 - Public workshop May 5 on the proposed Genesis Solar Energy Project
     
  • April 30, 2010 - Cash for Appliances Rebates still Available - Buy, Recycle, and Save on New Appliances Today
  • April 30, 2010 - Energy Commission staff releases assessment of power plant in Ceres
  • April 29, 2010 - Media Advisory: Staff Assessment Workshop for Proposed Marsh Landing Generating Station Scheduled for May 4
  • April 28, 2010 - Media Advisory: Additional workshop on proposed Ridgecrest Solar Power Project May 3 & 4
  • April 26, 2010 - Staff Assessment on Marsh Landing Generating Station Released
  • April 26, 2010 - Media Advisory: Joint Public Workshop April 28 & 29 on Proposed Blythe and Palen Solar Power Projects
  • April 22, 2010 - Legislator News Release: Senator Kehoe announces $3 million for city lights
  • April 21, 2010 - License Approved for Lodi Power Plant
  • April 20, 2010 - Energy Commission and State Treasurer's Office Enter into Landmark Agreement Investing in Clean Energy Jobs
  • April 19, 2010 - Media Advisory: Independent scientists meet April 22 to help prepare California's Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
  • April 19, 2010 - Media Advisory: Public workshop April 23 on the proposed Oakley Generating Station
  • April 19, 2010 - Media Advisory: Public workshop April 22 and 23 on the proposed Ridgecrest Solar Power Project
  • April 15, 2010 - Joint public workshops start April 19 for the Genesis Solar Energy Project
  • April 15, 2010 - Loan Applications for Clean Energy Business Financing Program Available - California Clean Energy Manufacturers May Receive Up to $5 million
  • April 13, 2010 - Media Advisory: Workshop to be held April 16 in Barstow for the joint environmental document on the Calico Solar Project
  • April 9, 2010 - Sen. Dutton Announces $65,000 Funding from the California Energy Commission for Energy Efficiency Upgrades.
  • April 8, 2010 - New Panel Considers Statewide Policy on Carbon Capture and Storage
  • April 7, 2010 - California Energy Commission Approves More Than $3 Million to Small Cities and Counties
  • April 7, 2010 - Media Advisory: Data Response Workshop to be held April 12 for the proposed Hydrogen Energy California project
  • April 5, 2010 - Media Advisory: Public workshops to be held April 6-7 on the Abengoa Mojave Solar Project
     
  • March 30, 2010 - Energy Commission Takes Top Prize for Onions-to-Biogas, Commission Teams with Gills Onions at Green Summit
  • March 30, 2010 - Energy Commission, Bureau of Land Management release joint environmental document on Calico Solar Project
  • March 26, 2010 - Joint environmental document released for the Genesis Solar Project
  • March 26, 2010 - Joint Staff Assessment/Environmental Impact Statement Released for Ridgecrest Solar Project in Kern County
  • March 24, 2010 - Energy Commission approves Tracy power plant expansion
  • March 18, 2010 - Additional hearing March 22 for the Ivanpah Solar project
  • March 18, 2010 - Joint Staff Assessment/Environmental Impact Statement Released for Palen Solar Project in Riverside County
  • March 18, 2010 - Media Advisory: Public workshop to be held March 22 on the Imperial Valley Solar Project
  • March 18, 2010 - Media Advisory: Evidentiary hearing March 22 for Beacon Solar Project
  • March 18, 2010 - Media Advisory: Desert conservation stakeholder committee to hold public meeting in Riverside
  • March 17, 2010 - California Energy Commission Announces Clean Energy Business Financing Program
  • March 17, 2010 - Staff Assessment out for the Abengoa Mojave Solar Project
  • March 17, 2010 - License Approved for Anaheim Power Plant
  • Energy Efficient Lighting Takes Top Prize, California Energy Commission Funds Award-Winning Lighting -->
  • March 11, 2010 - Joint Staff Assessment/Environmental Impact Statement Released for Blythe Solar Project in Riverside County
  • March 10, 2010 - Assemblyman Nestande Announces $700,000 To Install Solar Technology At Indian Wells Civic Center (PDF file)
  • March 10, 2010 - Proposed Decision Recommends License for Power Plant Proposed in Lodi
  • March 10, 2010 - Public workshop to be held March 16 on the preliminary staff assessment of the Palmdale Hybrid Power Project
  • March 10, 2010 - Media Advisory: Prehearing on Beacon Solar Project to be held March 15
  • March 10, 2010 - New Energy Saving Term - the "Rosenfeld" - Named After Energy Efficiency Pioneer Arthur Rosenfeld Honored by Colleagues at UCD Symposium
  • March 9, 2010 - Cash For Appliances Rebate Program - Californians will Buy, Recycle, and Save on New Appliances
  • March 4, 2010 - California Cash for Appliances Website Goes Live on Tuesday, March 9, 2010
  • March 4, 2010 - Media Advisory: Committee conference to be held March 8 on proposed decision for Orange County power plant
     
  • February 24, 2010 - CA Energy Commission Announces $90 Million Clean Energy Program
  • February 17, 2010 - Energy Commission Awards East Bay City $290,000 for Improved Streetlights
  • February 17, 2010 - Energy Commission Awards Nearly $2 Million to Sonoma Valley Hospital
  • February 17, 2010 - Proposed decision recommends license for Tracy power plant expansion
  • February 12, 2010 - Joint Staff Assessment/Environmental Impact Statement released for Solar Two Project in Imperial County
  • February 10, 2010 - Stimulus Funds Cut Energy Costs at Stockton Community College
  • February 10, 2010 - Proposed decision recommends license for power plant proposed in Anaheim
  • February 9, 2010 - Energy Commission Awards $2 Million to PG&E for Battery Storage Research
  • February 9, 2010 - Part two of preliminary staff assessment released for the proposed Palmdale Hybrid power project
  • February 9, 2010 - Media Advisory: Data workshop to be held February 10 for the Genesis Solar Energy Project
     
  • January 28, 2010 - Energy Commission's New Solar Homes Guidelines Benefit California Builders
  • January 28, 2010 - Local California Governments Receive $7.9 Million in Loans for Energy Efficiency
  • January 28, 2010 - Media Advisory: Evidentiary hearings to be held February 1-4 for the Carlsbad Energy Center
  • January 26, 2010 - Media Advisory: Evidentiary Air Quality Hearing to be held January 28 on Lodi Energy Center project
  • January 21, 2010 - California Companies Awarded $23 Million to Develop Cutting-Edge Lighting, Solar
  • January 21, 2010 - Media Advisory: Informational hearings, environmental scoping meetings, and public site visits to three solar thermal projects to be held January 25
  • January 21, 2010 - Media Advisory: First-time public meeting to tackle issues affecting large solar thermal projects
  • January 14, 2010 - CA Cities Get $2.8 Million in Stimulus Loans for Energy Efficiency, Stimulus Also Funds $300,000 Emergency Plan for California Utilities
  • January 14, 2010 - Media Advisory: Prehearing on Carlsbad Energy Center to be held January 21
  • January 14, 2010 - Media Advisory: Public workshop January 20 on the BP Watson Cogeneration Project
  • January 13, 2010 - Governor's News Release: Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Two to California Energy Commission - Thanks Art Rosenfeld for His Dedicated Service
  • January 7, 2010 - Media Advisory: Staff Workshop January 11 for Beacon Solar Energy Project

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