Archive for Water/Energy

US IPO Market Boasts Over 90 Effective IPOs in Second Quarter

Jun 27, 2014 No Comments by

NEW YORK, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The US IPO market continued to flourish in Q2, with 91 IPOs both effective and projected, it is the strongest quarter over the last decade, and the third consecutive quarter where more than 70 IPOs went effective. According to EY’s US IPO Pipeline Analysis, 91 IPOs have gone effective in Q2, raising [...]

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Tulare County’s Water Conservation Saves Millions of Gallons

Jun 06, 2014 No Comments by

TULARE – Tulare County is doing its part to save water during California’s historic drought by turning off sprinklers, focusing on planting drought resistant plants, and seeking ways to improve irrigation efficiency at its parks and grounds. Officials with the Tulare County Parks & Grounds division reported at Tuesday’s board of supervisors meeting that since [...]

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Kings River Closed for Recreation Due to Drought

May 23, 2014 No Comments by

TULARE – Tulare County residents and visitors seeking to use the Kings River for recreational purposes, such as boating or water skiing, will not be able to due to extremely low water levels. Tulare County Parks & Recreation Manager Neil Pilegard said the Kings River has been closed effective immediately due to drought caused, low [...]

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New Poll Finds Most Americans Worried EPA Regulations Will Lead to Higher Electricity Prices

May 08, 2014 No Comments

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Most Americans (76%) are at least somewhat worried that new regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remove coal-powered electricity from the nation’s energy mix will lead to higher prices for consumers, according to an online survey of 2,058 adults conducted in April, 2014 by Harris Poll on behalf [...]

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Less than Half of Americans Believe Humans are Cause of Global Climate Change

Apr 14, 2014 No Comments

NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – It’s something everyone complains about – it’s too hot or it’s too cold; it’s too snowy/rainy or it’s too dry. Weather is the great equalizer and as winter finally (hopefully) makes its way into spring, it’s interesting to note that over three-quarters of Americans (77%) say they prefer summer over winter. [...]

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City of Fresno Joins National ‘Fix a Leak Week’ March 17 – 23, 2014

Mar 17, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO - On average, over 10,000 gallons of water is wasted per household and 1 trillion gallons nationwide due to running toilets, dripping faucets and other minor household leaks. To help curtail this waste, The City of Fresno, along with other members of the Central Valley Water Awareness Committee, join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) WaterSense in declaring [...]

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Public and Private Sector Leaders Will Gather to Discuss Solutions to Water Issue

Mar 14, 2014 No Comments

COALINGA – The West Hills Community College District (WHCCD), in partnership with numerous agencies, is launching Essential Elements for the Future of the San Joaquin Valley, a premier three-part public affairs series that will gather California’s public policy and private sector leaders to confront the crises and challenges in the Valley. The first action session [...]

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Outreach Meetings Planned for Water System Oversight Change

Feb 28, 2014 No Comments

TULARE – California will assume oversight of several small Tulare County public water systems effective July 1, 2014. The Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency’s Environmental Health Division and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) are offering a series of outreach meetings for community residents who will be impacted by the change in [...]

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SoCalGas Offers Emergency Preparedness Tips

Jan 20, 2014 No Comments

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Earthquakes, fires and other emergencies strike suddenly. Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is reminding customers about the importance of being prepared for California’s next major emergency. “Customer safety is a top priority for SoCalGas and we want to provide information to help our customers be ready for an emergency,” said Jimmie Cho, SoCalGas vice [...]

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Zoldoske Named National Irrigation ‘Person of the Year’

Dec 06, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO — David F. Zoldoske, director of the Center for Irrigation Technology at Fresno State, is the Irrigation Association’s Person of the Year. Zoldoske, who was honored at the 2013 Irrigation Show and Education Conference in Austin, Texas Nov. 7, is the fourth person from Fresno State to receive the award that honors a person [...]

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Survey: OPEC Pumps 29.9 Million Barrels of Crude Oil Per Day in October

Nov 13, 2013 No Comments

LONDON, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Crude oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) remained broadly unchanged at 29.93 million barrels per day (b/d) in October following production of 29.91 million b/d in September, a just-released Platts survey of OPEC and oil industry officials and analysts showed Tuesday. Increased output from Iraq and Libya of 360,000 b/d was [...]

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’40 Under 40′ – Lawrence Clark – Clark Brothers Inc.

Nov 06, 2013 No Comments

Growing up in Dos Palos, California and raised by an industry leader in civil and earthwork, Lawrence Clark learned at a very early age how hard work, dedication, and devotion could promote his dreams.  While chasing dreams of proprietorship of his own company, Clark continued to work while attending California State University, Fresno.  Graduating with [...]

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De Young Properties Partners with SolarCity for Zero Annual Electricity Usage

Oct 31, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – De Young Properties and SolarCity have made it possible for homebuyers to save money and use clean energy with solar-powered Net Zero EnergySmart homes, now available in select De Young Properties communities. Designed to reduce annual electricity usage to zero, De Young Net Zero EnergySmart floorplans feature advanced building science that generates savings [...]

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’40 Under 40′ – Jennifer Alcorta – Alpure Environmental Services of Fresno

Oct 29, 2013 No Comments

After graduating from Tranquillity High School, Jennifer Alcorta attended California State University, Bakersfield on a softball scholarship.  The beginning of her junior year she transferred to California State University, Fresno to focus more on academics and graduating.  After Fresno State she enrolled in an EMT course through American Ambulance, and upon completion entered the Fresno [...]

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CPUC Approves Significant Energy Rate Reduction to Attract Jobs

Oct 03, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today, in the culmination of a 19-month proceeding, approved two new PG&E rates especially designed to attract jobs to California.  An unprecedented 40 California cities and counties (the Local Government Parties or LGP) who have supported PG&E throughout this process applaud the CPUC for this decision. “For [...]

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Lindsay Corporation Acquires Claude Laval Corporation/LAKOS

Aug 16, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Claude Laval Corporation, the manufacturer of LAKOS Separator and Filtration Solutions, has announced today that it has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Lindsay Corporation., a Nebraska-based NYSE traded firm with a focus on manufacturing and distribution of water management systems. “LAKOS is an outstanding company with a strong and experienced management team and first-class employees,” said [...]

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Global Petrochemical Prices Rose Slightly in July

Aug 12, 2013 No Comments

LONDON, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Prices in the $3-trillion-plus global petrochemicals market rose slightly in July to $1,319 per metric ton (/mt), according to the just-released monthly Platts Global Petrochemical Index (PGPI). The PGPI is a benchmark basket of seven widely used petrochemicals and is published by Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals and metals information provider and a top source of benchmark [...]

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Survey: Two In Three Americans Endorse Setting Limits On Carbon Pollution From Power Plants That Drives Climate Change

Jul 22, 2013 No Comments

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – To help battle climate change, 65 percent of Americans endorse setting limits on dangerous carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants, according to new national poll conducted for the Natural Resources Defense Council. The poll finds that even 49 percent of Republicans favor the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency establishing standards to curb [...]

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Survey: OPEC Pumps 30.5 Million Barrels of Crude Oil Per Day in April

May 14, 2013 No Comments

LONDON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) boosted crude output by 250,000 barrels per day (b/d) to 30.5 million b/d in April, a just-released Platts survey of OPEC and oil industry officials and analysts showed. Production increases in April halted a recent downward trend, during which overall output slid from 31.17 [...]

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Lyles College of Engineering Hosts ‘Projects Day’ May 2

May 01, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Lyle’s College of Engineering’s Annual Projects Day noon-4 p.m. May 2 is an opportunity for teachers, counselors and K-12 students from the region to explore innovation and design in engineering and construction management at Fresno State. The free event is open to the public and will be held in the Satellite Student [...]

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