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OEHHA To Host Public Workshop on Well Stimulation Technologies Review

Well Stimulation Technologies

On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) will be holding a public workshop to provide input on CCST's study of the potential environmental and health impacts of well stimulation treatments, including hydraulic fracturing, in California.

Council Chair Emeritus Miriam John Receives Navy Superior Public Service Award

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CCST Council Chair Emeritus Miriam E. John received the Navy Superior Public Service Award yesterday in recognition for her "extraordinary service to the Navy." It is the highest award that the Chief of Naval Operations can bestow on a civilian and recognizes significant contributions to the Naval Services.

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The California's Energy Future Projects

The California's Energy Future (CEF) projects explore what's needed to meet the state's goals, answering the call of S-3-05 - the executive order from 2005 mandating the reduction of the state's emissions to 80 percent below the 1990 level by 2050.

There are two sets of CEF reports. The original CEF series, which concluded in 2013, looks at the technical feasibility of meeting the emission reduction goals. CCST is currently engaged in a second series, California's Energy Future - Policy (CEF-P), which is looking at the policy implications of the technical requirements.

CCST Releases Report on Past, Present, and Potential Future of Well Stimulation in California

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The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) released the first volume of an independent scientific assessment today on well stimulation in California, including hydraulic fracturing. This volume describes how and where operators deploy these technologies for oil and gas production in the state, and where the technologies might enable production in the future.

CCST Paper Finds that California Needs to Resolve Regulatory Uncertainties Surrounding Carbon Capture and Storage


Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is potentially important for advancing California's energy future and climate goals, but deploying the technique depends in part on resolving regulatory uncertainties, according to the latest paper in CCST's California's Energy Future - Policy series.

California Company Pioneers 3-D Printing in Space

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Made In Space, a small company (it has only 22 employees) founded just four years ago with the assistance of Silicon Valley high-tech incubator Singularity University, is pioneering the development of 3-D printers capable of operating in microgravity environments.