Val Miftakhov and the Dornier 228 aircraft. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Tech company creating the future of aviation

ZeroAvia makes Hollister Airport one of its testing grounds for clean aircraft engines.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Business / Economy

Monterey Bay Community Power launches solar incentive program

MBCP says goal of Project Sunshine is support solar installations for up to 20 families.


Government / Politics

Council delays decision on joint energy program, says public needs to be informed

Hollister officials want more time for residents to learn about energy program before voting on resolution

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Business / Economy

Latest edition of ‘Going Green’ talks energy options

A Monterey Bay Community Power representative holds a Q-and-A session with members of the Green Business Committee


Government / Politics

June 9 Supervisor Meeting to Discuss new Power Company to Provide Renewable Energy

Meeting will be held at county Board of Supervisors' chambers to inform public about formation of Monterey Bay Community Power that would provide renewable energy

Solargen is long gone, but opposition to solar farm remains strong.

Business / Economy

Still no sign of work at Panoche Valley Solar Farm

After six years, the Panoche Valley Solar Farm still appears to be hanging in limbo

Graphic shows revised area for project in red.

Business / Economy

Officials extend public hearing on Panoche Valley Solar Project

County planning commissioners kicked off public hearing Wednesday night in consideration of environmental review and use permit for solar-power facility proposed for Paicines.

Public graphic shows revised area for project in red.

County to host public hearing on Panoche Valley Solar Project

Planning commissioners to consider feedback from locals to decide whether to officially certify project's environmental review and conditional use permit

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Tax credit deadline looms over Panoche Valley Solar project

Solar developer aims to complete construction of facility by the end of next year to secure federal tax rebate of 30 percent

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Business / Economy

County okays fund for legal defense of Measure J

Supervisors support public vehicle for private donations to help county legally defend new regulation that outlaws certain oil extraction techniques

Andy and Mary Hsia-Coron and Asst. County Clerk Angela Curro appear in this file photo.


Google chairman’s charity backs legal defense fund of Measure J

The Schmidt Family Foundation has backed a legal defense fund of a voter-approved ban of high-intensity petroleum operations.

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COMMENTARY: Don’t save the coal mines – save the coal miners

The U.S. should phase out coal-fired electrical generation