By Robert Perry, Director of Energy Research “For the world is changing: I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth, and I smell it in the air.” – Treebeard, from The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien. For many, 2018’s seemingly endless succession of hurricanes, wildfires, and torrential storms, combined […]
The World Business Academy and the Clean Coalition have teamed up to provide the Montecito community with a sustainable energy solution during times of crisis. When completed, the Montecito Community Microgrid Initiative (MCMI) will ensure that vital services remain running during emergencies, and serve as a replicable model for other communities looking to transition California […]
When President Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris climate treaty, Fred Hunter was so angry that he took money from his retirement savings and bought a solar system for his small home in Santa Barbara with assistance from the World Business Academy’s Powering Paradise program. The free program offers consultations, contractor referrals, […]
This op-ed was featured in Noozhawk on June 14, 2018. On May 22, Noozhawk published an opinion column by Ron Fink titled “New Solar Panel Rules Equal Higher Electric Rates” that contained numerous factual errors. The World Business Academy would like to correct the record and present the accurate facts. The California Energy Commission recently voted to add new provisions to the California Building […]
What are your renewable energy goals and how can you make them happen? Are you seeking to lower your monthly electric bill? Help fight climate change by switching to renewable energy for your home or business? Or, are you just angry and disappointed that our current Administration in Washington D.C. ignores (and in some cases, […]
The World Business Academy has joined with Clean Coalition, a non-profit organization with expertise in both policy advocacy and technical analysis, in a collaborative effort to survey solar potential for both south Santa Barbara and western Ventura counties. Utilizing Clean Coalition’s unique survey methodology, the Academy is identifying and mapping optimal county/municipal, commercial and industrial […]
This presentation was given on December 1, 2015 by Rinaldo S. Brutoco at the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life at UC Santa Barbara. You can download the slides by clicking here.
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% […]
This video is a Google Earth flyover of the transmission line that is “at risk,” for catastrophic failure in Santa Barbara County. Southern California Edison has determined that a line or tower failure would severely disrupt the availability of energy in Southern Santa Barbara County. Severe storms could prevent the repair and reconnection for weeks […]
Dr. Deepak Chopra was the honored guest of the World Business Academy on March 28, 2014 at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA. He and Academy President Rinaldo Brutoco discussed Dr. Chopra’s pioneering work in consciousness, the links with the Academy’s pioneering work on safe energy production and the shared goal of 100% renewable […]
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 […]
A new report concluded that the cost of unsubsidized solar power is about the same as the cost of electricity from the grid in India and Italy.