Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission has approved amending language in its Rules of Practice that applies to the collection of outstanding debts owed under FTC orders and judgments.
Washington, DC - Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Counselor of the Department of State, will travel to Haiti January 6. He will be accompanied by Haiti Special Coordinator and Deputy Assistant Secretary Kenneth Merten. Their visit takes place in the context of ongoing efforts in Haiti to complete the electoral process. The elections will allow a new government and parliament to address the other challenges Haiti faces in achieving economic growth and sustainable development.
New York - 2016 is the United Nations International Year of Pulses (IYP). Pulses, or grain legumes, include 12 crops such as dry beans, dry peas, chickpeas, and lentils, which are high in protein, fiber, and micronutrients.
The Department of Energy launched five Regional Test Center (RTC) sites across the country in 2011 to conduct validation testing and systems monitoring on a variety of different photovoltaic (PV) technologies. One of the five RTC sites is located in Aurora, Colorado at SolarTAC; it is currently managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which recently expanded the available area for similar PV installations at its Golden campus. Because of this, DOE and NREL are searching for a partner to transition the Aurora facility to external management.
Request for Information: Assistance in Target Setting and Strategic Planning for Renewable Energy Deployment at the State and Regional Level
Sacramento, California - Price declines in recent years have made renewable energy a cost effective solution for providing additional electricity, reducing environmental impacts from power generation, enhancing grid resiliency, and enhancing local economies and creating new jobs. New regulations on greenhouse gases, aging Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPSs), and falling prices are driving states to take a fresh look at renewable energy options, including solar, wind, hydropower, and geothermal technologies.
GO-Biz Hosting Two Free Webinars for Businesses Interested in Applying for $75 Million in California Competes Tax Credits
Sacramento, California - The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced it is hosting two free webinars in January for businesses interested in applying for the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC). GO-Biz is now accepting applications for $75 million in tax credits during the current application period which closes on January 25. Businesses of all sizes are encouraged to apply for tax credits which are available to companies that are expanding and adding jobs in the state.