News Releases 2011

  • December 21, 2011 - Needles and Big Bear Lake Flourish with LED Lighting Movement
  • December 21, 2011 - Hawaiian Gardens Big on Reducing Energy Bills, Carbon Footprint
  • December 19, 2011 - Federal stimulus funds help Duarte cut down on energy, greenhouse emissions
  • December 19, 2011 - Energy upgrade means electricity savings, pollution prevention for Arroyo Grande
  • December 19, 2011 - Frugal and Festive: Holiday Energy Tips That Can Save Money All Year Long
  • December 14, 2011 - Trim Your Tree - and Your Lighting Bill - this Holiday Season
  • December 14, 2011 - Energy Commission Begins Review for Rio Mesa Solar Electric Generating Facility
  • December 14, 2011 - Energy Commission to Review Application for Power Plant Exemption for Santa Clara Data Center
  • December 14, 2011 - Energy Commission Awards $646,661 to UC Davis for Wind Forecast Research
  • December 12, 2011 - Stakeholder Meeting for the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan to be held December 14 and 15
  • December 12, 2011 - Latest round of energy upgrades benefit Nevada County
  • December 9, 2011 - Loyalton's new wastewater treatment aerators to save energy
  • December 9, 2011 - Workshop to be held December 16 for Hidden Hills Solar Electric Generating System Project
  • December 9, 2011 - Foster City sports LED glow this holiday season
  • December 9, 2011 - LED streetlights mean savings, safety for Lemoore this holiday season and beyond
  • December 8, 2011 - LED streetlights mean savings, safety for Marysville
  • December 8, 2011 - Shasta County continues strides in energy efficiency
  • December 8, 2011 - Wine country localities benefit from improved lighting and other upgrades
  • December 6, 2011 - Prehearing conference, evidentiary hearing and committee conference for Carlsbad Energy Center Project
  • December 6, 2011 - Key Energy Policy Draft Report Available For Comment - Energy Policy Report Focuses on Energy Reliability, Renewable Resources, Jobs, Environment
  • November 30, 2011 - Energy Commission Awards $227,000 to SMUD for Energy Storage Research
  • November 29, 2011 - Energy Commission OKs Renewable Energy Report to the Legislature
  • November 28, 2011 - Workshop to be held December 2 for Quail Brush Generation Project
  • November 28, 2011 - Workshop to be held December 1 for Hidden Hills Solar Electric Generating System Project
  • November 17, 2011 - Energy Commission Awards Nearly $400,000 to UC Davis for Wind Forecasting
  • November 16, 2011 - Workshop to be held November 18 for Hidden Hills Solar Electric Generating System Project
  • November 16, 2011 - Energy Commission Begins Review for Quail Brush Generation Project
  • November 9, 2011 - Brisbane completes latest lighting upgrade at Marina - City Makes Streetlight Upgrades With Nearly $215,000 in Federal Stimulus Funding
  • November 4, 2011 - Stakeholder Meeting for the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan to be held November 9
  • November 4, 2011 - Energy Commission Re-Launches Incentives for Small Wind and Fuel Cells
  • November 3, 2011 - Energy Commission Awards Nearly $5 Million to Encourage Natural Gas-Powered Buses and Trucks
  • November 2, 2011 - Energy Commission Awards Nearly $475,000 for Energy Research Projects
  • November 2, 2011 - Energy Commission Approves Nearly $2 Million For Lighting Improvements in 4 Cities
  • October 25, 2011 - Site visit and public informational hearing to be held November 3 for Hidden Hills Solar Electric Generating System Project
  • October 20, 2011 - Congresswoman Matsui Announces $300,000 in Federal Grants for SETA's On-The-Job Training Program
  • October 19, 2011 - Workshops for Hidden Hills Solar Electric Generating System Project to be held October 21 and October 27
  • October 7, 2011 - Stakeholder Meeting for the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan to be Held
  • October 7, 2011 - Prehearing conference on October 17 and evidentiary hearing on November 1 for Watson Cogeneration Steam and Electric Reliability Project
  • October 7, 2011 - Commissioner James Boyd Receives Prominent Air Quality Award - South Coast Air Quality Management District Acknowledges Commission Vice Chair
  • October 6, 2011 - Energy Commission Awards Almost $1.6 Million for Energy Research Projects
  • October 5, 2011 - Energy Commission Begins Review for Hidden Hills Solar Electric Generating System Project
  • October 5, 2011 - Energy Commission Awards More Than $1.5 Million To Encourage Natural Gas-, Propane-Powered Shuttle Buses
  • September 23, 2011 - Energy Commission Awards SDG&E $1.2 Million for Research - Plug-in electric vehicles and energy storage
  • September 22, 2011 -Workshop on September 28 for Watson Cogeneration Steam and Electric Reliability Project
  • September 8, 2011 - California Energy Commission Refines Far-Reaching Green Transportation Energy Plan - Latest Investment Plan leverages federal stimulus money, private capital to help transform California fuels and vehicles
  • September 7, 2011 - Energy Commission Approves More Than $3.6 Million in Loans for Energy Efficient Upgrades
  • August 31, 2011 - Final Staff Assessment Released on Watson Cogeneration Steam and Electric Reliability Project
  • August 22, 2011 - Workshop on August 24 for Pio Pico Energy Center
  • August 16, 2011 - Energy Commission Awards More Than $587,000 for Research Projects
  • August 10, 2011 - Energy Commission Approves Power Plant for Palmdale
  • August 9, 2011 - Stakeholder meeting on August 17 for the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
  • August 2, 2011 - New Tool Unveiled Adds Value for California Solar Homes
  • July 28, 2011 - Public Input Wanted for California's Largest Habitat Conservation Plan, Aims to balance desert conservation and renewable energy development
  • July 27, 2011 - Energy Commission Awards More Than $840,000 for Energy Storage Research
  • July 27, 2011 - Energy Commission Staff Files Complaint Against Small Wind Turbine Company
  • July 27, 2011 - Imperial County Buildings Improved with $816,000 Energy Commission Loan
  • July 15, 2011 - "Drive" Website Details Funding Opportunities for Alt Fuels, Vehicles
  • July 15, 2011 - Diablo Canyon - Double Fault: PBS Looks at Nuclear Safety at PGE's Diablo Canyon
  • July 8, 2011 - Energy Commission Awards Over $29 Million For Biofuel and Natural Gas Technology
  • July 8, 2011 - Stakeholder meeting on July 13 for the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
  • July 7, 2011 - Former Energy Commission Chair receives "Stars of Energy Efficiency" Award
  • July 7, 2011 - California Biogas Project Wins 'Oscar of Innovation' from R&D Magazine
  • June 30, 2011 - Energy Commission Reopens Record for Carlsbad Power Plant
  • June 30, 2011 - Energy Commission Awards More Than $5 million for Geothermal Projects
  • June 23, 2011 - Workshop for Calico Solar Project Amendment to be held June 28
  • June 16, 2011 - Energy Commission Awards Nearly $7.5 Million for Research Projects
  • June 16, 2011 - Proposed Decision Recommends License for Palmdale Hybrid Power Project
  • June 14, 2011 - Field visit tour on June 16 and June 17 for the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
  • June 9, 2011 - California Students Create Bright Future for Energy Commission Art Contest - Winning Artwork Illustrates 2012 Calendar
  • June 6, 2011 - Committee hearing to be held June 8 on Calico Solar Project Amendment
  • June 2, 2011 - California Natural Resources Agency to Launch Online Climate Change Tool - Cal-Adapt to show how climate change affects local regions
  • May 26, 2011 - Summer Driving -Ease Off the Gas Pedal and Save Money, Energy Commission encourages fuel efficiency
  • May 24, 2011 - Energy Commission Awards More Than $16 Million For Electric Vehicle Technology, Biofuels
  • May 18, 2011 - Energy Commission Licenses Two East Bay Power Plants, 824 Megawatts Proposed for Local Communities
  • May 18, 2011 - Energy Commission Awards Nearly $2.9 Million for Research Projects
  • May 17, 2011 - Evidentiary hearings and committee conference on May 19 and May 20 for Carlsbad Energy Center Project
  • May 13, 2011 - Release from Coulomb Technologies - Coulomb Technologies Celebrates with US Department of Energy, City of LA Significant ChargePoint America Electric Vehicle Program Milestone
  • May 13, 2011 - Stakeholder meeting on May 17 and May 18 for the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
  • May 10, 2011 - Proposed Decision Provisionally Recommends License for Carlsbad Energy Center
  • May 9, 2011 - Site visit and public informational hearing to be held May 16 on Pio Pico Energy Center
  • May 5, 2011 - Energy Commission Awards Nearly $3.4 Million for Research, Alternative Fuels Research Awarded to UC San Diego
  • May 3, 2011 - Energy Upgrade California Program to Hold Local Outreach Event to Help Small Businesses Create Jobs

  • April 22, 2011 - Renewable Power and Energy Conservation Reign on Earth Day
  • April 20, 2011 - Energy Commission Begins Pio Pico Energy Center Review
  • April 20, 2011 - Energy Commission Awards $4.6 Million for Research Projects
  • April 13, 2011 - Energy Commission Statement on State Supreme Court Decision on Calico Solar Project
  • April 13, 2011 - Proposed Decision Recommends License for Mariposa Energy Project
  • April 12, 2011 - Site visit and public informational hearing to be held April 20 on Calico Solar Project Amendment
  • April 12, 2011 - Proposed Decision Recommends License for Oakley Generating Station Project
  • April 11, 2011 - Stakeholder Meeting on April 13 for the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
  • April 8, 2011 - Energy Commission Awards $500,000 for New Lighting Research

  • March 23, 2011 - Energy Commission Awards Nearly $1 Million for Research Project
  • March 22, 2011 - Evidentiary hearing to be held March 25 on Oakley Generating Station Project
  • March 10, 2011 - Prehearing and evidentiary hearing to be held March 15 on Oakley Generating Station Project
  • March 7, 2011 - Stakeholder meeting on March 9 for the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
  • March 3, 2011 - Evidentiary hearing on March 7 for Mariposa Energy Project
  • March 1, 2011 - Energy Commission Helps Launch New Energy Upgrade California Program, Energy Efficiency Program to Reach 100,000 Homes and Create Clean Energy Jobs for Californians
  • March 1, 2011 - Final Staff Assessment Released for Proposed Oakley Generating Station Project

  • February 28, 2011 - Evidentiary hearing on March 2 for Palmdale Hybrid Power Project
  • February 24, 2011 - Energy Commission Awards Nearly $3.5 Million for Research Projects
  • February 22, 2011 - Evidentiary hearings on February 24 and February 25 for Mariposa Energy Project
  • February 15, 2011 - Stakeholder meeting on February 16 for the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
  • February 14, 2011 - Workshop on February 16 for Mariposa Energy Project
  • February 11, 2011 - Workshop and prehearing conference on February 14 for Palmdale Hybrid Power Project
  • February 3, 2011 - Prehearing conference on February 7 for Mariposa Energy Project
  • February 1, 2011 - Workshop on February 3 for Palmdale Hybrid Power Project

  • January 31, 2011 - Workshop on February 2 for Oakley Generating Station Project
  • January 21, 2011 - Workshop on Watson Cogeneration Steam and Electric Reliability Project to be held January 25
  • January 20, 2011 - Carbon Capture and Storage Can Help Reduce California GHG Emissions - Expert Panel releases findings and recommendations
  • January 12, 2011 - Energy Commission Awards Over $500,000 for Research Projects
  • January 10, 2011 - Stakeholder meeting in Ontario on January 12 and 13 on the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

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