An evaluation and recommendation by a California Energy Commission committee to reject a new natural gas peaker plant in Oxnard provides additional impetus towards the development of a safe, renewable energy system within the region. On October 5, the two-person committee issued a statement recommending denial of the proposed 262-megawatt Puente Power Project in Oxnard […]
As we celebrate a victory for the families who live and work near the Ellwood natural gas peaker plant in Goleta, the World Business Academy also sees this decision as an opportunity to advance the larger end goal of developing a renewable, community-based distributed energy system in Santa Barbara. The Academy applauds the unanimous decision […]
Founder of the World Business Academy, Rinaldo Brutoco shares his wisdom on conscious business practices, and specifically conscious energy and environmental policy with Patricia and Stu of Get Conscious Now! Instrumental in the closing of the San Onofre nuclear power plant, Rinaldo is currently spearheading the Clean Energy Moonshot project that would have California run 100% […]
Dr. Jerry B. Brown, Director of the World Business Academy’s Safe Energy Project explains the critical threats and ongoing harm to the residents of California’s central coast posed by the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. The health study released by the Academy examines the increased rate of cancer in zip codes down wind of the […]
Recently Quest reported on the current status of hydrogen vehicles and the development of hydrogen infrastructure in California. The World Business Academy has identified hydrogen as the energy carrier of the future. Using hydrogen to store and deploy renewable energy is the most efficient and scalable solution to the climate crisis and the various other […]
Rachel Maddow does a great job explaining just some of the major concerns with the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant on California’s central coast.
Over 230 people attended a standing-room-only public forum of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on the evening of November 20 in San Luis Obispo, CA, to express their opinions the NRC’s Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) and proposed Waste Confidence Rule. The GEIS attempts to evaluate the environmental impacts associated with the continued storage […]
Sandbags have not been enough to stop the daily leak of 400 tons of radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear reactors.
Academy Fellow Jerry B. Brown was a co-coordinator of Cesar Chavez’ national grape boycott in the 1960’s. A new book sheds light on the campaign.
It’s been a year of record-breaking numbers, whether the number of heat records or other extreme weather events or the rate of Arctic ice melting. Bill McKibben’s article in Rolling Stone this August, “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math” explains the three numbers that matter most and their repercussions. The short version is on the 350.org […]