Media Coverage


2023 Media Coverage

CREL plans agricoltaics project at BC's Delano campus

October 5, 2023

Kern Community College District’s California Renewable Energy Laboratory announced plans this week for an agrivoltaic demonstration project bringing together solar panels and crops on the same land at Bakersfield College’s Delano campus.

Photovoltaic panels 7 1/2 feet high, spaced 18 feet apart, will provide power for a greenhouse cooling system, farming equipment or on-site battery storage as part of a hands-on learning installation expected to kick off later this fall.

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US Energy Department awards $20M to jumpstart carbon capture projects in Kern County

August 17, 2023

The Department of Energy last week awarded nearly $20 million to carbon capture projects in Kern County as local officials aim to turn the southern San Joaquin Valley into a hub for the burgeoning industry.

The funding, announced on Friday, will help plan three projects near Taft – in the heart of California’s oil country.

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Feds set aside $20.6 million for carbon management work in Kern

August 11, 2023

The Biden administration stoked Kern’s grandest economic ambitions Friday by announcing up to $20.6 million in taxpayer money toward possibly establishing a carbon management hub near the county’s western edge — but stopped short of naming the region one of four national centers for such work.

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Carbon TerraVault’s California DAC Hub Consortium Selected for U.S. DOE Funding to Bring Direct Air Capture and Storage to the Golden State

August 11, 2023

Carbon TerraVault Holdings, LLC (CTV), a subsidiary of California Resources Corporation , today announced that the California Direct Air Capture (DAC) Hub has been selected to receive $11.8 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under its Regional DAC Hubs Initiative related to the proposed development of California’s first full-scale DAC plus storage (DAC+S) network of regional hubs.

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Kern County In Depth: Carbon capture technologies to Kern County

March 6, 2023

On this program, bringing carbon capture to Kern County. The scientific consensus is: In order to avoid the irreversible effects of climate change, a collective and concerted global effort must be made to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions in our atmosphere.

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