Alternative Energy Talks with Melissa Ceresa and Ray Newkirk


raynewkirk.jpg We talk to Ray Newkirk, the founder and co-owner of the Green Station  ( which is a biodiesel fueling station and alternative energy resource. Ray is a general contractor who leans green. While Ray has built numerous homes and additions in Santa Cruz, CA, including a 2-story 2500 square foot straw bale, his focus for the past 10 years has been on renewable energy, passive solar design, rain water catchment and providing biodiesel to the community.

melissa-ceresa.jpg Next, we talk to Melissa Ceresa of West Valley College Advanced Transportation Technology and Energy (  We talk about upcoming training courses they have in Energy Auditing and Solar PV Design and LEED as well as some new Geographic Information Systems classes. The ATTE initiative is set up to transform California's workforce by providing on-demand training that is accessible, flexible and relevant in today's economy. With a focus on transportation and energy. The ATTE provides training to help businesses and workers meet the challenge of newly emerging transportation and energy technologies.

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