Tag Archives: California

Menlo Macro

Microsystems outfit receives big-time funding round Menlo Microsystems, Inc. (Menlo Micro) the company announced today the closing of its $44 million Series B funding round October 14, per a press release from the Irvine, Calif.-based company. Menlo considers itself the company “responsible for re-inventing the electronic switch with its Ideal Switch technology.” That innovation has, it claims, “created an […]

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The Golden State Gas Cap

Sales of new gas-powered cars banned in California by 2035 California’s state legislature made waves with an announcement two weeks ago banning the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035. California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive order to do so might be welcome news to EV nuts…but it has not gone over well in other factions. […]

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P2S Acquires Notkin

Expands company’s engineering and commissioning presence into the Pacific Northwest P2S Inc. of Long Beach, California, a provider of professional engineering, commissioning, and construction management services, announced in a May 11 press release that it has acquired Notkin Mechanical Engineers, an award-winning mechanical design firm based in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1951, Notkin specializes in […]

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A Window For Solar

California company Ubiquitous Energy makes, and converts, solar windows. Instead of using the power of a magnifying glass to burn something, these California kids saw the energy behind the science. Ubiquitous Energy, the Redwood City, Ca., developer of transparent solar technology, installed what it deems the world’s first “truly transparent solar window façade” at its […]

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Fiery Déjà vu

California wildfires continue to rage this season This kind of déjà vu is the worst to experience when put in writing. Imagine multiplying that by a thousand, with the utmost severity, for those who are living it. If you’re feeling redundancy from reading about California wildfires—it isn’t a mistake—they’re just happening all the time. Especially […]

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More PG&E Drama?

As if they needed it. It’s hard out there for a utility. Like a sports referee, doing the job effectively often yields little to no praise. Yet when a mistake is made, everything is amplified, and critics pounce. This harsh reality is perhaps best represented (at least recently) by Pacific Gas & Electric, who on […]

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PumpMan Going Coastal

Holdings company acquires Bartley Pump to expand in California PumpMan is continuing to make acquisitions and attempt to grow since entering the fold of Soundcore Capital Partners around this time last year. Saddle Brook, N.J.-based PumpMan Holdings LLC, the parent company of the original PumpMan namesake based in Southern California, announced August 31 it has acquired […]

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Going Back to Cali

Wyoming-to-California wind power proposal brings heat An exemplary battleground for old vs. new—in the form of coal vs. wind—is the state of Wyoming. The axis is the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project: Billions have already been invested for a project that would create a huge wind farm in southern Wyoming, build a subsequent connectivity line […]

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Oroville Dam Emergency

Evacuations follow disaster, power cuts; ongoing fortification efforts Damage to the Oroville Dam in northern California has cut over 800 MW of hydropower, initially causing roughly 188,000 people to evacuate and creating an extremely difficult fortification effort as officials and workers try to perform mass repairs amidst unpredictable weather conditions. The event echoes a growing concern over […]

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Cleaner Energy Comes to Cali

New bill will enable utilities to integrate renewable energy California made big strides this week when it passed legislature that will increase the use of renewable energy in the state to more than 50% and double the energy efficiency of existing buildings. The implementation of this bill is designed to foster collaborative efforts with large […]

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