California's agriculture is distinguished worldwide by its richness and diversity. Commodity dealers and consumers alike value California's many products for their high standard of quality and strict attention to wholesomeness. The Program operates a database of California Agricultural Exporters lists growers, wholesalers, packers, processors, brokers and trading companies that have established themselves as suppliers of agricultural products to overseas customers. This is a free service provided by the Agricultural Export Program. - [Read more]
The California Energy Commission works with the private industry to conduct trade and market analyses to help California companies gain a better perspective of domestic and foreign markets. With its extensive experience in energy, the staff of the Energy Technology Export Program can help you match your company with the unique energy needs of a foreign company.
On occasion, staff conducts scouting missions in other countries to evaluate sites for energy projects and to meet with energy decision-makers and industry representatives. Analyses of foreign markets are buttressed by the findings of financial institutions, energy experts, and - [Read more]
Established in 1996, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is the state entity responsible for planning, constructing and operating a high-speed train system serving California's major metropolitan areas. The Authority has a nine-member policy board (five appointed by the governor, two appointed by the Senate Rules Committee, and two by the speaker of the Assembly) and a small core staff. All environmental, planning and engineering work is performed by private firms under contract with the Authority.
With the certification of the Statewide Final Program-Level Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/Environmental Impact - [Read more]
The California Solar Initiative has a goal to create 3,000 MW of new, solar-produced electricity by 2016 - moving the state toward a cleaner energy future and helping lower the cost of solar systems for consumers.
The CSI statewide budget is $3.3 billion over 10 years, distributed between three distinct program components: The California Solar Initiative ($2.167 million/1940 MW); the New Solar Homes Partnership ($400 million/360 MW); and the Publically Owned Utility Programs ($700 million/700 MW).
With a 10-year commitment for solar incentives, and under legislative direction, California aims to build a self-sustaining solar industry - [Read more]