Archive: Dean Anderson

Based in Rome, Dean Anderson is an awarding-winning freelance journalist with 23 years of experience as a writer and photographer. Dean is a freelance contributor for a number of publications including the Associated Press. He enjoys spending his free time traveling Europe with his wife and three sons.

PG&E breaks ground on $75 million facility.

WINTERS, Calif. — The City of Winters is about to be the proud recipient of a new $75 million Pacific Gas and Electronic Company Gas Operations Technical Training Center, with the facility breaking ground this month. The training facility is designed t ...

FPL honored for weathering storms.

MIAMI, Fla. — When it comes to reliability, the nation’s third-largest electric utility – Florida Power & Light – is at the top. Florida Power & Light Company was named the winner of the 2015 ReliabilityOne National Reliability ...

Duke Energy bringing jobs, solar to Perry.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Perry will get a new solar facility and new construction jobs courtesy of Duke Energy. This will be the second such project in the company’s plan to advance the development of solar energy in the Sunshine State. Developed, o ...

Oakridge Global Energy plans major Brevard expansion.

PALM BAY, Fla. – Oakridge Global Energy Solutions will be expanding in Brevard County and creating 1,000 new jobs for families as the energy storage solutions company continues to grow. The expansion will also invest $270 million in the local community. ...

Duke Energy increasing solar energy in Osceola County.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Duke Energy’s advancement on the solar energy front is hitting new heights with a 3.8-megawatt solar facility slated for Osceola County. The Osceola project is the first in a strategic, long-range plan to install 35 megawatt ...

Water, construction dollars flowing in Chula Vista.

CHULA VISTA, Calif. — A $42 million desalination expansion project has kicked off in Chula Vista with the promise of jobs and more water flowing into the region. State and local officials joined together with Sweetwater Authority to officially break gro ...

Riverside County making energy history with 1,000 jobs.

PERRIS, Calif. — The switch to solar is on in Riverside County, marking one of the largest solar moves in the U.S. that will also create up to 1,000 jobs. Through a collaborative partnership with OpTerra Energy Services, the county celebrated the ongoin ...

Oakridge Global Energy powering expansion.

MELBOURNE, Fla.— Oakridge Global Energy Solutions is powering growth in Florida with a major new supply agreement. Oakridge has reached agreement-in-principle for a long term supply agreement with a major lithium-ion battery assembly equipment manufac ...

GO-Biz joins with Japanese on zero emission vehicles.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California is joining with a Japanese firm to add more zero emission vehicles to California roads. The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and the Japanese governmental organization New Energy and Indus ...

ScrubCan cleaning up on garbage in Fresno.

FRESNO, Calif. — Corey Jackson made a name for himself as a standout football player for Bullard High School and then at Fresno City College. Now, his entrepreneurial legacy may be making Fresno a cleaner place to live. Jackson came up with the idea of ...

FPL named an economic driver by Site Selection.

JUNO BEACH, Fla. — Florida Power & Light has enjoyed three years of top rankings when it comes to the company’s ability to drive economic development. For the third time in consecutive years, Site Selection magazine has recognized Florida Po ...

FPL plan saves money, helps environment.

JUNO BEACH, Fla. — Out with the old and in with the new will save Florida consumers millions millions while reducing one million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually. The Florida Public Service Commission approved a settlement agreement between F ...

E.ON Solar energizing 160 jobs in Kern County.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — More than 150 new jobs will be created as E.ON Solar enters the construction phase of Maricopa West, a new solar project in Kern County. “The start of construction of the Maricopa West project is the result of the shared vi ...

SolarCity, Habitat for Humanity helping vets go green.

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. — Homes for veterans and solar energy are combining for a great feel-good story out of California. Habitat for Humanity of San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys, together with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), ...

California energy efforts paying off.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — California’s energy efficient commitments are paying off in major ways. California’s 40-year commitment to energy efficiency has saved Californians $90 billion on their utility bills, created hundreds of thousands of ...

Mobile Irrigation Lab saving Florida water.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Innovation by Florida agriculture operations helped save the state more than 12 billion gallons of water last year. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced last fiscal year’s good news through the Mobile Ir ...

Stanford researchers innovating solar energy.

STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford researchers are on track to double the output of traditional solar cells. Researchers from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford have developed a manufacturing technique that could dou ...