Articles Tagged With ‘Energy Supply’

Curiosity and controversy over wave potential power arise

California’s Central Coast has the second largest wave potential power in the nation, falling second only to the state of Alaska, according to a new study conducted by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). [MontereyCountyWeekly] Atmocean Incorporated founder Phil Kithil... (Continue reading)

California nuke plant leak called ‘no risk’

A leak in a steam generator tube at the San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California Tuesday poses no danger, plant officials say. [Los Angeles Times] As an investigation continues today into the cause and scope of the leak,... (Continue reading)

Sunpower reports huge loss

SunPower Corp., a solar power company that received a last-minute Department of Energy loan in September, announced today that it lost more than $370 million in its fiscal third quarter – more than double its second-quarter loss – and that... (Continue reading)

PG&E gas line ruptures during pressure test

A major PG&E gas transmission line ruptured during a pressure test Monday south of Bakersfield as the utility was planning to boost gas levels on the pipeline to meet winter demand. [SF Chronicle] The 34-inch transmission line that runs from... (Continue reading)

Huge power outage dims South state

A power outage of monumental proportion has darkened San Diego County and parts of Southern Orange County, Palm Springs and Baja, Mexico, NBC Los Angeles is reporting. More than 1.4 million Pacific Gas & Electric customers, and others in outlying... (Continue reading)

Gas pipes crumbling, government bungling?

The condition of gas transmission pipelines all across the United States is being grossly misrepresented by the nation’s top regulators, taking a “friendly tone” toward the industry. [SanFranciscoChronicle] The newspaper obtained a copy of a draft report by the federal... (Continue reading)

Feds blame PG&E for San Bruno explosion

Federal investigators issued a scathing critique of PG&E this week, citing what one official called “baffling” mistakes that led to the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion last September, killing eight people and destroyed 38 homes. [LA Times] The National Transportation... (Continue reading)

PG&E missing key San Bruno documents

New federal findings, released Monday, report that Pacific Gas & Electric is unable to find key documents about the section of natural gas pipeline that exploded last fall in San Bruno and has depended on faulty or nonexistent data to... (Continue reading)

Questions of safety at Diablo Canyon nuclear plant

After the devastating tsunami damage to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, seismologists in the United States are focusing on a potentially dangerous fault system near the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in California. State Sen. Sam Blakeslee, R-San... (Continue reading)

SLO County seeking changes in Huasna Valley oil project

A San Luis Obispo County planning report is recommending that an oil field proposed for the Huasna Valley be scaled back somewhat to minimize visual impacts. [Tribune] A recently released environmental impact report recommends reducing the Excelaron oil project from... (Continue reading)