California’s hydrogen refueling network expands to South Pasadena

California welcomed another station to its growing hydrogen refueling network, further bolstering the state’s global leadership in the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) as part of its broader strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality. The new station, now open at 1200 Fair Oaks Avenue, South Pasadena, provides Californians with the fueling options they need to consider replacing their petroleum-fueled cars with hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. With transportation responsible for nearly 40 percent of California’s…

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Energy Commission awards research grants for renewable energy

July 12, 2017 For Immediate Release: July 12, 2017 mediaoffice@energy.ca.gov, 916-654-4989 Energy Commission Awards Research Grants for Renewable Energy SACRAMENTO – The California Energy Commission today approved research grants for a wide range of projects, including nearly $3 million for efforts to produce renewable energy and reduce fire risk by using forest waste left by the state’s unprecedented tree die-off for electrical generation. A record drought and bark beetle infestation have led to more than 102 million trees dying…

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GO-Biz hosts 28 workshops for businesses interested in applying for $200M in tax credits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 8, 2017 Office of the Governor of California Sacramento, Calif. – The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) today announced a series of 28 workshops across California designed to help businesses apply for over $200 million in available California Competes Tax Credits (CCTC). “Our message to business owners is simple, take advantage of this tax credit and create new job opportunities,” said Kristen Kane, GO-Biz Deputy Director. “The California Competes tax credit…

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$145K Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge marks National Small Biz Week

The American Farm Bureau Federation is opening online applications for its fourth Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge today, to coincide with National Small Business Week. Entrepreneurs will compete for $145,000 in startup funds. The competition provides an opportunity for individuals to showcase ideas and business innovations that benefit rural regions of the United States. It is the first national rural business competition focused exclusively on innovative entrepreneurs working on food and agriculture businesses. Competitors are invited to submit for-profit business ideas…

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News Release: Energy Commission adopts research investment plan

For Immediate Release: April 27, 2017 Energy Commission adopts Research Investment Plan SACRAMENTO – The California Energy Commission today adopted a three-year strategic investment plan for its clean energy research and development program. The Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) 2018-2020 Triennial Investment Plan is a proposed strategy for administering research and development funds. The Energy Commission invests more than $120 million annually through EPIC for innovations and concepts that help California meet its energy and climate goals. The plan…

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Applications Open for Cleantech Startups

Join us at an upcoming Western Region Cleantech Open Event! The Western Region of Cleantech Open has a number of events coming up that will provide great opportunities for entrepreneurs to learn more about the program and gain some valuable business insights. All are invited! We look forward to seeing you at one of these upcoming briefing sessions: Tuesday, April 25: From Proof of Concept to Pilot: How to Successfully Launch Your CleanTech Startup, at Orange Fab, San Francisco…

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UC Davis 2017 Big Bang Challenge Awards

UC Davis Big Bang! Biz Competition 2017 Challenge Awards APPLICATIONS DUE: April 11, 2017 | 11:59PM $25,000 in cash prizes for innovative solutions in science or business THE BIG BANG! BUSINESS COMPETITION Connecting aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs with business leaders, industry mentors and potential investors. New this year, the Challenge Awards for innovative solutions in specific areas of science or business add $25,000 in cash prizes. Click HERE for more information Executive summary, team bios, customer calls, video…

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You’re Invited! Panel on The Common Good: Working Together for a Secure Water Future

“The Common Good: Working Together for a Secure Water Future” March 13, 2017 Clovis, Calif. California’s water future is in flux – as we enjoy the bountiful rains and snow that are helping the state rebound after nearly six years of severe drought, we’re continuing the conversation around what a sustainable water supply looks like for farmers, communities and wildlife. Come join us on March 13 in Clovis for another signature thought-leader panel co-hosted by Sustainable Conservation, The Common…

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CalSEED Workshop: Foster your business

Join CalSEED staff and partners for a short workshop on how you can get $150,000 to fund your early stage energy concept. Agenda: ​Presentation by CalSEED staff Review of the application process Q & A The California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development Initiative (CalSEED) is a funding and professional development program for innovators and entrepreneurs working to bring early stage clean energy concepts to market. CalSEED is a funding initiative of the California Energy Commission. When January 25, 2017 3pm-5pm…

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