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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 […]

California Agencies Says Expanded Transmission Key to Meeting Renewable Mandate

For California to meet its ambitious goals for increasing renewable energy and cutting carbon dioxide emissions, electric transmission infrastructure must be expanded, according to a draft of a joint report by a number of state agencies. The draft Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI) 2.0 report issued Dec. 16 seeks to identify areas inside and outside […]

Big Power Lines May Be Unneeded

Fresno-area residential solar units continue to climb atop Central Valley rooftops, including in Kings County. Figures show 729 homes in Kings County hooked up to their own rooftop solar in 2014, some 966 in 2015 and 1180 homes last year. With the growth in more home energy production and increased energy efficiency, state energy planners […]

Clean Energy Program Meeting in Visalia a Success

The Clean Power Exchange hosted a Community Choice Energy presentation on Tuesday, December 13th at the Visalia Veterans Memorial Hall, 609 W. Center St. The program seeks to bring clean energy sources at lower rates to Californians. The presentation is co-sponsored by the Clean Power Exchange, the Clean Energy Cluster of the San Joaquin Valley and the […]

City of Manteca: Renewable Energy Abound

The Manteca City Council earlier this month considered proposals for a solar project for its wastewater treatment plant that could potentially save the city millions of dollars over the next decade. The 5.5-acre solar array would provide one megawatt of electricity to power a third of the plant, making it the second largest solar installation […]

Fresno County First: Why Outsource Solar Before Offering Community Choice Here?

Letter to the editor – On Nov. 2, the Fresno Business Journal published a story, “Fresno County solar project to provide energy to community choice aggregator,” about a Community Choice agency as the recipient of electricity from a large solar installation in Fresno County. My question is, why don’t we have our own local Fresno-based Community Choice […]

Solar Power Store Highlights Bright Potential for Clean Energy

Next to the Village Pet Market, two doors down from Trader Joe’s, a vision of California’s energy future is for sale. Bland’s Solar & Air, in a nondescript strip mall here, looks a little like a car dealership, only for personal electricity generators from the sun. The unusual storefront gives potential customers a chance to do the […]

Grant to Fund RTD Zero-Emission Buses

STOCKTON — In an effort to improve air quality in the Central Valley, the San Joaquin Regional Transit District will be welcoming new zero-emission buses into its fleet next year. The agency was one of five in the Valley to be awarded the buses through the California Air Resources Board, the San Joaquin Valley Air […]