Interim Mayor Todd Gloria who won a Golden Gear Award last year in 2012

San Diego County Bicycle Coalition Announces Bicycling Heroes of 2013

Photo above: Interim Mayor Todd Gloria won a Golden Gear Award last year (2012) Golden Gear Awards recognize San Diego’s most noteworthy bicycling advocates and achievements on December 12 SAN DIEGO, December 4, 2013 – On Thursday, December 12, the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, an organization advocating for and protecting the rights of all people who More Info »

IMAGE TAKEN FROM SAN DIEGO REGIONAL BIKE PLAN, RIDING TO 2050 - SANDAG

New Data Shows San Diego Becoming One Of America’s Most Bicycle Friendly Cities

Statistics from newly released American League of Bicycle report shows San Diego bicycle movement has momentum SAN DIEGO, November 19, 2013 – Bicycle-loving San Diego is more than an idea now – it’s a statistic. In a League of American Bicyclists report released this week, San Diego consistently ranks amongst the top American cities for bicycle commuters More Info »

Boulder after a snowfall - Eddyl photo, courtesy Wikipedia

BOULDER AND THE SPREAD OF COMMUNITY CHOICE UTILITIES

Boulder Colorado’s election results are being heralded as yet another “solar victory,” in a string that stretches back to the Louisiana and Idaho Public Utilities Commissions decisions earlier this year. The relevant questions on the ballot, however, pertain to Boulder’s attempt to join more than 1,300 American communities that have formed their own utility. Question 310 would More Info »

California Public Utilities Commission's (CPUC) investigation into the San Onofre outage of 2012-2013,

PROPOSED DECISION IN CPUC INVESTIGATION OF SAN ONOFRE OUTAGE: GOOD & BAD NEWS FOR RATEPAYERS

(San Diego) Agreeing with the position taken by the Coalition to Decommission San Onofre (CDSO) and other public interest advocates in the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) investigation into the San Onofre outage of 2012-2013, the assigned Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) have published a Proposed Decision in Phase 1 of the investigation, dealing with 2012 More Info »

Scripps Oceanography Researchers Engineer Breakthrough for Biofuel Production Prospects for economic and sustainable fuel alternative enhanced

SCRIPPS OCEANOGRAPHY RESEARCHERS ENGINEER BREAKTHROUGH FOR BIOFUEL PRODUCTION

Prospects for economic and sustainable fuel alternative enhanced with discovery Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have developed a method for greatly enhancing biofuel production in tiny marine algae. As reported in this week’s online edition of theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Scripps graduate student Emily Trentacoste led the development More Info »

Draft conceptual rendering of H Street extended to San Diego Bay based on future development under Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan

PROGRESS CONTINUES ON CHULA VISTA BAYFRONT MASTER PLAN ALONG SAN DIEGO BAY

More than 100 people gathered on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at Chula Vista California’s bayfront to kick off the long-awaited H Street Extension Project. The surface street extension, which will take approximately one year to complete, will create a gateway directly off Interstate 5 to a revitalized waterfront envisioned under the Chula Vista Bayfront Master More Info »

Electric bicycles parked in Yangzhou's main street, Wenchang Lu. They are a very common way of transport in this city, in some areas almost outnumbering regular bicycles. - User Vmenkov, courtesy Wikipedia Commons

PEDAL POWER: TAKING E-BIKES MAINSTREAM

In developed countries, the automobile often represents the most desirable attributes of effective transportation: flexible, fast, and effortless. But is it the right choice for increasingly dense urban environments? Automobiles for personal transportation are a Pandora’s box—countries that once encouraged them now find it impossible to curtail their use, even as gridlock paralyzes city streets More Info »

ceiling windows

LET THERE BE LIGHT

Lighting Big Box Stores Naturally When visiting a retail store, customers are looking for a pleasant shopping experience. They want to look vibrant in the clothing and cosmetics sections, they want the produce to look fresh and delicious, and they want to be able to find what they are looking for. Lighting products attractively and More Info »