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October 7, 2011

The Future of Utility-Scale Renewable Energy in California

From the CleanTech OC 2011 Annual Conference and Expo comes this conversation between Marcie Edwards, Michael Peevey, Tim Olson, Stephen Mullenix, and Guy Blanchard on renewable utilities in California. The panelists focus on whether the regulatory bodies create certainty or ambiguity in the California renewables market.

October 7, 2011

German Solar Entrepreneurs Assess California

Boris von Bormann, Wade Webb, Brade Meikle, Tom Buttgenbach, Rugerro Schleicher-Tappeser, and Boris Schubert explore the state of the solar industry today. How are development projects changing as solar PV becomes more competitive? What should experienced entrepreneurs from Europe understand about the California market and development process? Permitting delays, in particular, make California a difficult place for new solar PV developments. Innovative business models, however, are creating opportunities.

September 15, 2011

Governor Brown Promises to 'Crush' the Opposition to Renewable Energy

Renewable energy has matured over the past several decades, but Governor Jerry Brown holds that California must do more to achieve any impactful goals.

September 15, 2011

California Learning from Other Regions on How to Incentivize Reductions in Green House Gasses.

Dr. Malcolm Jacques, executive director of Wasabi Energy, describes how California can learn from Germany, for example, in promoting renewable energy through channeling economic incentives and maintaining system flexibility.

September 15, 2011

LADOT Moving Past Budget Woes, Audit Controversy

Jaime de la Vega, general manager of the LADOT, on how to proceed with transportation policies in the shadow of budget cuts and political uncertainty.

August 23, 2011

Frances Anderton Frames AIA/LA Transportation Panels

One of the region's leading voices on design and the built environment sums up the the "era of immobility."

August 23, 2011

Air China's Zhihang Chi Opines on Future of U.S.-China Relationship

At Town Hall Los Angeles, Chi offered unique insight into the "real China."

August 23, 2011

Bill Ford: The Next Big Auto Problem Isn't Oil, It's Congestion

The chairman of Ford Motor Company is just as concerned about congestion as he is about post-carbon transportation.

June 13, 2011

Bay Area Moves Forward on SB 375 Implementation

An Initial Vision Scenario was released in March by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments.



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