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The behemoth Ivanpah solar power plant built with federal subsidies to combat climate change is using increasing amounts of natural gas, a greenhouse-gas-emitting fuel, state and federal data show. The most recent numbers from the California Air Resources Board show that in 2015, the plant’s second year of operation, carbon emissions from Ivanpah’s gas use […]
Riverside County is already one of the nation’s clean energy hot spots. If you’ve driven from Los Angeles to the Coachella Valley, you’ve seen the iconic wind turbines in the San Gorgonio Pass and the solar panels that cover thousands of rooftops. Drive further east on Interstate 10, through the open desert, and you’ll pass […]
State and local leaders joined executives from NextEra Energy Resources and its partners to commission the Blythe and McCoy Solar Energy Centers, which created hundreds of construction jobs and will help California meet its renewable energy goals. “These projects represent a more than $1.2 billion investment in California and a tremendous step forward to help […]
CHINO, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO — Clean tech energy storage leader Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) today launched a landmark water-energy project using advanced energy storage systems to better integrate renewable power, reduce demand on the electric grid and lower costs. The first-of-its-kind link between storage and renewable resources […]
VICTORVILLE — A local High Desert city has seen a multi-million dollar boom in home efficiency projects through the local Home Energy Renovation Opportunity program. Tracy Tate, HERO community engagement manager for Victorville, said homeowners in the city who have taken advantage of the HERO program are paying less for utilities while saving energy and […]
NextEra Energy Resources has commissioned the Blythe and McCoy Solar Energy Centres, which represent 485MW of new solar in California. The US$1.2 billion investment created hundreds of construction jobs and was a significant boost for the Golden State meeting its renewable energy goals. Featuring more than 4 million solar panels with trackers and spanning more […]
RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA – Riverside County supervisors Tuesday are slated to approve contracts with two firms to draft plans for an energy purchasing cooperative that could lower electricity costs for residents countywide. County Legislative Affairs Director Brian Nestande is recommending that New York City-based Good Energy and Oakland-based Keyes, Fox & Wiedman be retained by […]
Clean tech energy storage leader Advanced Microgrid Solutions and the Inland Empire Utilities Agency recently launched a landmark water-energy project using advanced energy storage systems designed to better integrate renewable power, reduce demand on the electric grid and lower costs. The first-of-its-kind link between storage and renewable resources at a public water agency, installed and […]
Tapping methane produced from decaying garbage in landfills to generate electricity was among California’s earliest experiments in renewable energy. But in order to comply with a new regional rule to cut another pollutant — the one that often leaves Southern California blanketed in a layer of smog — a Riverside County landfill has decided to shut down its generators and will […]
The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted to approve the investigation of forming a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program. This CCA would serve ratepayers in unincorporated areas of the county and it is estimated that it will save them up to %9 percent on their energy bills. Starting the CCA would give residents an alternative […]