Global Citizens Club Meeting Explores Grid Resiliency in Montecito The Academy’s February 20th Global Citizens Club meeting Rebuilding Montecito: Pathways to a Resilient Future explored resiliency on a personal, community, and countywide level as we addressed the rebuilding of a community deeply affected by climate change. Following the Thomas Fire and Montecito landslides, we need to pursue solutions […]
Santa Barbara has been the home of the World Business Academy for more than a decade, and as such, has been the hub of much of our project based work as we practice “think globally, act locally.” Over the past month, the global impacts of climate change have hit our local community harder and sooner […]
A letter from the Academy team on the clean energy progress we’ve made this year: Dear Friends, It is with great pleasure at this time of year that we write to you and fill you in on the impact that the World Business Academy has created over the past 12 months. Our focus has been […]
Our safe energy initiative team is committed to the pursuing the decommissioning of existing nuclear power plants such as Diablo Canyon and finding feasible solutions for the permanent disposal of radioactive waste. As outlined in our video, an important part of securing a clear energy present and future is coming to terms with the events of Fukushima and how we can […]
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.