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New survey reveals that a majority of Valley residents want clean, local electricity, and a choice in service providers

Press Release August 24, 2016 Clean Power Exchange, a program of the Center for Climate Protection, released new survey results about local and renewable energy. According to the survey, electric utility ratepayers in the San Joaquin Valley – from San Joaquin County to Tulare County – are interested in alternatives to the current energy system. […]

Climate change is real to farmers in California

Don Cameron, vice president/general manager of Terranova Ranch Inc, outlines how climate change is affecting farms in the Central Valley. Cameron also explains how SB 32 will continue to help farmers in the valley build a more resilient agriculture community. Climate Change Is Real to Farmers in California, by Don Cameron, The Fresno Bee, August 22, 2016.

Valley must fight to remain a hub for clean fuels jobs

The State of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) policy is helping to create jobs in the San Joaquin Valley. Clean fuel manufacturers are using biomass to create fuels like ethanol that will help the state reach its reduction of carbon intensity of transportation fuels goal, lowering emissions by 10 percent, by 2020.   Read […]

No dejen atrás a las comunidades de bajos recursos en el plan climático

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California se encuentra ante una encrucijada con nuestra estrategia para combatir el cambio climático. La Junta de Recursos del Aire de California (ARB, por sus siglas en inglés), está considerando opciones sobre cómo lograr sus objetivos climáticos para el 2030, en un momento en el que la industria petrolera quiere socavar cualquier intento serio por poner fin a nuestra dependencia en los combustibles fósiles. Mientras tanto, las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero siguen ensuciando nuestro aire, empeorando el cambio climático y asfixiándonos.

Lode Elephant Refuge Goes Solar

With their colossal bodies and their inability to sweat, wild elephants are considered especially vulnerable to rising temperatures. But a sanctuary for retired and rescued elephants near San Andreas is doing its part to help those endangered populations on the far side of the world. The Performing Animal Welfare Society just went solar. More than […]

Opportunities for Cleaner Air in the Central Valley

For decades, air quality activists and everyone who breathes in the San Joaquin Valley have endured a standoff between industry and public health. Now, with recent efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, we see an opportunity to leverage the focus on climate change to indirectly accomplish what our local air district has not been able to […]

Can California tune up its climate strategy?

BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD of the FRESNO BEE As Philadelphia baked and wildfires roared like the apocalypse in California, Gov. Jerry Brown last week called on the nation to remember the impact this presidential election could have on climate change. “What America needs today are not deniers, but leaders. Not division, but common purpose. Not […]

A Hot Issue: Fresno’s Getting Warmer …But We Could Change That.

July marks the first full month of summer. Here in Fresno, the seventh month of the year is the peak of the area’s grueling high temperatures during the season. This summer presented Fresno’s unyielding heat waves slightly earlier than normal, and will continue on until early fall. Just a few days after the summer started, […]

San Joaquin County – Hub of Electric Vehicle Innovation

Named after the lengthy river that runs through it, San Joaquin County was the Valley’s first location where settlers took up permanent residence. With a readily accessible water source, it’s easy to see why it was originally developed for agriculture and ranching. I was born and raised in Tracy (about 30 miles from the County […]