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Report: Fresno is No. 1 for Industrial Solar Power in California

A new study released Wednesday ranks Fresno No.1 in California for industrial solar power installations. JOHN WALKER Fresno Bee Staff Photo   BY BONHIA LEE blee@fresnobee.com Fresno is the state’s top region for industrial solar power, according to a report from a San Francisco nonprofit. The amount of solar energy generated on Fresno-area warehouses and distribution centers […]

Mendota, San Joaquin enter HERO PACE program

The cities of Mendota and San Joaquin in Fresno County will now offer HERO PACE to residents. This program makes it easier for homeowners to install solar and make other energy efficient home improvements by allowing them to finance their projects through HERO. “To date the program has financed $39.1 million in projects for 1,895 […]

Air Quality Solutions Include Community Electricity

The World Health Organization Report of 2015 statistics recently announced that the San Joaquin Valley has the worst air quality in the nation and also has the highest childhood asthma rates. Year after year in authoritative reports the San Joaquin Valley is named the dirtiest air basin in the nation. The pervasiveness of the trend […]

Air Quality Lawsuit Adds to Oil Refinery’s Woes

An idle refinery in Bakersfield is stirring up trouble as residents fight to keep in inactive. The refinery has been issued a permit to restart and expand operations. However, due to a downturn in the economy and the price of oil, restarting operations may not be feasible. Residents and clean air proponents are fighting to […]

Life in San Joaquin valley, the place with the worst air pollution in America

Air quality in the San Joaquin Valley has been identified as some of the worst in the nation according to the World Health Organization. This article explores the social, economic, political, and geographical issues impacting quality of life in the Valley. “The United Nations’ health agency linked Visalia and Porterville, two small cities 30 miles apart […]

First Biofuel Facility Running on Renewable Heat Generated On-Site

This is the world’s first biofuel facility that runs entirely on renewable energy generated on-site. They produced 20 million gallons of fuel last year, and plan to continue the same level of production into the future. “Near the Fresno/Kings county line at Biodico’s Westside Facility at Red Rock Ranch, the world’s first biofuel production facility […]

Fresno On Path To Becoming An Advanced Energy Community

The California Energy Commission has awarded the Fresno Local Government Commission $1.5 million to create an integrated clean energy market to serve the Fresno community. The project will focus on Downtown Fresno, the Blackstone Corridor, and the neighborhoods surrounding those areas. “The two-year project will result in greater electricity reliability for the community and lower […]

A Spark of Change in Fresno

The City of Fresno is situated in the heart of California’s agricultural powerhouse the San Joaquin Valley, and is often viewed as the economic capital of the area. Despite its importance and continual growth, the state’s fifth largest city struggles with some of the worst air pollution in the country. To address this issue, the […]

Retired Farmland across the Central Valley Making Way for Renewable Energy

The Central Valley is expected to become a major source of solar power for the state. Thousands of acres of solar farms and being built on unused farmland. Solar panels in the valley are producing electricity for use around the state. The electrical energy generated by this solar farm near Kettleman City is being purchased […]

New CA report: most rooftop solar being installed in middle-income neighborhoods

The cost of installing solar is falling and Californians of all income levels are now installing solar in their homes. For the first time ever though, middle and low income homeowners are making up the majority of those new installations. “Kevala also analyzed city and county-specific installation data. In Fresno County, long known as a […]