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Reader input: Energy can be risky business
Sunday Jan 11 2015
There is some risk to all forms of energy; it can become a tradeoff for safety vs. lower energy prices. Fracking is a very controversial process for extracting petroleum and natu ...
Reader Input: State should step up to desalination
Wednesday May 14 2014
Facing the worsening drought here in California, this born-and-bred Californian remembers back in junior high school, asking my teacher why we do not have salt removal plants simil ...
Earth Day message spreads its energy throughout the region
Wednesday Apr 23 2014
Earth Day is spreading its energy throughout the year and throughout the region. With the arrival of Earth Day on Tuesday, regional supermarket chain Raley’s Stores is takin ...
Districtwide solar power on the horizon for Placer Union
Tuesday Jan 28 2014
Construction is expected to begin in a matter of weeks on solar panel mounts at all of Placer Union High School District’s sites, which officials will discuss in a board of t ...
Placer Union banks on solar power
Friday Jul 05 2013
According to preliminary estimates, Placer Union High School District could save more than $17 million over the next 25 years through an agreement to buy solar power from Energy Sa ...
Students brighten Sierra College’s day with solar array
Thursday Mar 14 2013
Students in Sierra College’s energy technology program have applied their knowledge to a unique project over the past three years, and the college is ready to unveil the frui ...
Auburn Union seeks solar funding options
Wednesday Feb 13 2013
Solar-powered campuses are still a possibility for Auburn Union School District, but a two-year-old agreement with iecRenewables, LLC is on hold while the board of trustees explore ...
Noon Hour Update: Military recruiting in Auburn; Media Life; California business climate and bear hunting
Thursday May 24 2012
Welcome to the Auburn Journal's "Noon Hour Update," where we'll present you with stories and updates on what's going on in the news and what we're working on for our Friday edition ...
North Auburn campground goes solar with Placer County help
Tuesday Apr 24 2012
AUBURN CA - North Auburn’s Gold Country RV Park has turned to solar to power visitors’ air-conditioning and microwaves. Electric bills have been a drain on the park’s resourc ...
Things go better with gasoline
Thursday Feb 16 2012
As the price of gasoline and lithium in batteries goes up (gasoline just being over $100 a barrel), the fuel economy plummets to its “demise.” Approximately 50 percent of Ameri ...
Returning veterans find support with California Conservation Corps, Sierra College energy tech course
Friday Jan 20 2012
AUBURN CA - Out of the military after serving as medics, ammunition specialists and security forces, a small group of returning troops has found support and training in a new Sierr ...
Way to go is solar
Friday Dec 23 2011
People in California spend a huge amount of money on their electric bills each year. Electricity has become something that most people depend on for everyday life. When electricit ...
Nuclear energy just too risky
Friday Apr 15 2011
Nuclear energy is unsafe, risky and stays radioactive for thousands of years. Let’s make sure if the government allocates the proposed $36 billion tax dollars to nuclear energy, ...
Wastewater treatment plant ready for the sun
Monday Apr 11 2011
Auburn’s wastewater treatment plant will now run with a little help from the sun. The city of Auburn is holding a press conference for its Auburn Wastewater Treatment Plant Sola ...
Lack of contractor’s license no impediment to solar contractor on Auburn city project
Friday Apr 30 2010
The surprise revelation that Pacific Power Management LLC has an inactive contractor’s license won’t be an impediment to constructing a solar installation at the city of Aubu ...
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