Imperial Valley News Center
Imperial, California - Today, directors approved the summary of terms for an agreement with Citizens Energy Corporation and Citizens Sunrise Transmission, LLC, directing staff to enter into negotiations for a 23-year power purchase agreement for 30 megawatts of solar energy to serve approximately 15,000 low-income qualified electric customers.
Under2 Coalition Grows to More Than 200 Members Representing 1.3 Billion People, 40 Percent of World's GDP
Bonn, Germany - On his final day at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), Special Advisor for States and Regions Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that the Under2 Coalition a pact of states, regions and countries committed to keeping the increase in global average temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius now includes 205 members in 43 countries, representing 1.3 billion people and $30 trillion in GDP.
Washington, DC - Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith Garber will travel to Bonn, Germany, November 15-17. In the absence of Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, who is unable to attend due to a family emergency, Acting Assistant Secretary Garber will serve as the head of U.S. delegation to the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP-23) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change during the High-Level Segment.
Washington, DC - Studio photographers may be familiar with the 1,000-watt quartz halogen lamps known as “FELs.” Scientists use them too—specially calibrated ones, at least—to test the performance of light sensors that monitor Earth’s weather, plant life and oceans, often from space.
San Diego, California - The San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl announced today that San Diego Padres Randy Jones, will serve as the Honorary Chairman for the 2017 game. Jones, a member of the Padres Hall of Fame, is a former Cy Young Award winner and is one of San Diego’s most appreciated community icons.
Washington, DC - The Energy Department has announced topics for the next round of funding in the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) funding program. SBIR/STTR aims to stimulate technological innovation, use small businesses to help meet federal research and development needs, and foster and encourage participation by socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs.
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