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Trump’s Climate Policy Roll-Back Won’t Impact Central Valley

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order in attempts to roll-back former President Barack Obama’s legislation aimed to curb global warming. The order suspends, rescinds or flags for review more than a half-dozen measures on power plant emissions limits, coal mining on federal lands, and regulations on fracking and methane. It will not, […]

Kings County Getting First Battery Storage Plant

“The future is going to overwhelmingly be solar plus battery. They go together like peanut butter and jelly.” – Elon Musk Kings County is processing a conditional-use permit to build a 20-acre, six-phase battery storage facility, designed to work with nearby utility-size solar plants to save and deliver electric power to the grid in morning […]

Central Valley Farmers and Renewable Energy feature at the California Climate & Agriculture Summit

On February 28 I attended the fifth annual California Climate & Agriculture Network (CalCAN) Summit at UC Davis with my colleague and co-worker Kristin Berger. CalCAN is a Sacramento and Sonoma County-based coalition that advances policy solutions at the nexus of climate change and sustainable agriculture. Central Valley Farmers made a good showing at the […]

Central Valley Solar Activity Cooling

Tulare County construction activity is slowing down and new solar permits are following suit.  Within the commercial numbers there has been a big drop seen in permits for solar panel in the county in 2017 versus 2016. In the residential sector permits for 643 solar units were issued in early 2016 versus just 247 so far this […]

County Starts Climate Impact Study

HANFORD – The state was offering a grant to counties to study and prepare for local effects of climate change, and Kings County went for it. This week, county supervisors accepted $9,900 in federal money funneled through the state to have employees at the Kings County Department of Public Health conduct the study, which should finish […]

Local Dairy Installs Huge Solar Project

HANFORD – A local dairy has installed what may be the largest solar power system to date for a dairy in Kings County, according to Sunvalley Solar Inc. The company sent out a press release Monday indicating that the 2.2-megawatt system it just finished installing at the Wreden Ranch Dairy between Hanford and Lemoore is the […]

Center for Water Technology Receives $500,000 Grant for Energy Innovation

Fresno State’s International Center for Water Technology received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to create the Central Valley Regional Energy Innovation Accelerator program. The International Center for Water Technology and the Water, Energy and Technology (WET) Center will oversee the three-year program that will assist 20 to 25 entrepreneurs in the […]

Visalia Schools Green with Renewable Energy

The sun is shining on Visalia Unified School District and a project to take more schools green. Over the spring semester, the district will add 10 more campuses to the growing list of schools using solar panels to help lower energy costs. “It helps us reduce our overall costs,” said Steve Pena, VUSD project manager. […]

San Joaquin Valley EV Partnership: Workplace Charging Workshop

DESCRIPTION Hosted by the San Joaquin Valley Electric Vehicle Partnership (SJVEVP), we will be holding a Workplace Charging Workshop on Friday, February 24th. The event will take place in Founders Hall at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital from 9:30am to 2:00pm. Presentations Introduction to Electric Vehicles and Charging Stations: San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities Coalition EV Charging […]

UC Berkeley Study: State Climate Programs Injected $13 Billion into Valley’s Economy

California climate and clean air initiatives have led to more than $13 billion in net economic benefits for the San Joaquin Valley, a study conducted by University of California at Berkeley researchers has found. The university’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment and Donald Vial Center on Employment in the Green Economy authored the study, which […]