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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.

MCE Strengthens Commitment to California Renewables

MCE Strengthens Commitment to California Renewables Kings County, California Receives Royal Amount of New Solar Panels  MCE is proud to announce that on August 23 one of its newest California In-State renewable energy projects, the Mustang Solar Power Project, will commercially be online. Developed by Canadian Solar subsidiary Recurrent Energy, it will generate 100 megawatts of clean electricity which […]

Community Choice Aggregation in California – An Opportunity for the Geothermal Industry

The U.S. geothermal industry has an opportunity for growth in the renewable energy market, and Community Choice Aggregation shows great potential. Click the link below to read a report from Paul Brophy, President, Geothermal Resources Council, and Vice-Chair, Business Operations Committee, Sonoma Clean Power. “The U.S. geothermal industry is currently experiencing difficult times. In a domestic […]

No Edison, no problem: Riverside County taking steps to buy its own electricity

Riverside County is testing the waters to form a Community Choice Aggregation program (CCA) that would serve its over 2 million residents and its many businesses. Early reports show that the average home would save anywhere from $50 to $55 per month on electricity provided by a CCA. Read more here: No Edison, No Problem: Riverside […]