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Inventor of Community Choice Describes CCA 2.0

How can Community Choice power the energy revolution? “The next five years will see more change in the energy industry than has occurred in the previous fifty years.” So begins “Community Choice Aggregation 2.0 Strategies for Distributed Energy Resources in a CCA Environment,” a recently released a white paper by the inventor of Community Choice […]

Lancaster Choice Energy Accelerates City’s Quest to Be Solar Capital of the World

Located in the North Los Angeles, Antelope Valley region, Lancaster has suffered from unhealthy levels of smog, ozone (see Air Pollution), and dirty air for years. To address this, Lancaster has initiated various clean energy programs, led by Mayor R. Rex Parris, with a goal to make the city the “solar capital of the world.” The city was […]

Officials show interest in local energy production

by Luis Hernandez, Visalia Times-Delta, August 26, 2016 A survey commissioned by a Santa Rosa-based nonprofit organization found residents in three Central Valley counties want a choice on their electricity service provider. The survey, which questioned residents in Tulare, Fresno and San Joaquin counties, also found residents want energy from clean sources and reduction of […]

Survey: Majority of Valley residents want choice in how their electricity is made

Fresno Business Journal, August 26, 2016 A new survey finds that a majority of Central Valley residents want a choice in how their electricity is generated, and would be supportive of providing electricity produced locally if the revenues were reinvested back into the local economy. The survey was commissioned by the Clean Power Exchange (CPX) and […]

Solar power facility goes live in Kings

HANFORD – A 1,000-acre solar power facility on 25th Avenue near Lemoore began generating enough electricity this month to power 45,000 homes. The 100-megawatt Mustang project, developed by Recurrent Energy, a subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc., began delivering electricity to Sonoma Clean Power and Marin Clean Energy in the Bay Area this month. Construction of […]

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 […]