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Renewable Energy Will Provide Discount To Thousands

“Poor families are going to receive hundreds and hundreds of dollars every year because of this.  If we as human beings don’t think mother nature isn’t going to bite back because what we have done, then we are living in a false reality and we need to wake up. and this project is one way to wake us up and […]

Massive $1 Billion RivCo Solar Project 1 Step Closer To Approval

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA — The final environmental impact reports for a proposed $1 billion solar project in Blythe were made public Thursday, moving the project a step closer to breaking ground. If approved, the Desert Quartzite Project would feature a 450-megawatt solar energy facility on 3,800 acres of public land, Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman […]

Standard solar acquires 7-MW California schools solar project portfolio

Standard Solar, a solar developer and financing company, has acquired a 7-MW portfolio of distributed generation (DG) solar projects for the Lake Elsinore Unified School District (LEUSD) in Lake Elsinore, California. Standard Solar will finance, own and operate all eight projects which are currently planned for phased development, with all systems expected to be online in […]

Inland Empire Utilities Agency and Inland Empire Regional Composting Authority Launch Battery and Solar Project

Rancho Cucamonga, CA – The Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) and Inland Empire Regional Composting Authority (IERCA) will host a dedication event for their award-winning, landmark water-energy project on September 19 at 10:00 a.m. IEUA and IERCA have partnered with Advanced Microgrid Solutions to expand its existing solar and battery storage system. The system uses Tesla […]

Geothermal holds great promise for California — especially for our desert

Geothermal energy is the recovery of heat from the Earth that is then converted to electricity or used directly. It is a renewable energy source that emits very low green-house gases, just like solar or wind power, except that the energy comes from deep within the planet beneath our feet. California is going through an […]

The world’s longest running solar farm

Solar power made up nearly 500GW of capacity worldwide at the end of 2018, just over 4% of the world’s energy mix.  Solar power is particularly prominent in China, the global leader in solar panel production and the US state of California. Solar power has been so successful in California that on particularly sunny day’s power is offloaded […]

Avangrid To Sell Wind Energy To CalChoice

Avangrid Renewables has announced three new power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice). CalChoice will buy the entire output of the 22.44 MW Mountain View III Wind Farm starting in 2021 on behalf of three of its members: Apple Valley Choice Energy, the Rancho Mirage Energy Authority and Lancaster Choice Energy. […]

Inland leaders defend natural gas in homes, businesses

There’s no need to take away Californians’ gas-powered stoves and heaters and raise their energy costs to fight climate change, Inland elected officials, business leaders and representatives of the natural gas industry said Monday, Aug. 5. The Inland Empire Economic Partnership joined Californians for Balanced Energy Solutions at a Riverside news conference to urge state officials not to eliminate […]

Rancho Mirage residents benefit from city’s community choice power program

Last year, the city of Rancho Mirage launched Rancho Mirage Energy Authority (RMEA): a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program that offers residents and local businesses an alternative to Southern California Edison (SCE), the investor-owned utility. RMEA allows the city to procure and generate electricity for the community at lower rates than SCE. RMEA’s default choice, […]

GE Will Shutter California Natural Gas Plant 20 Years Early

Pity poor General Electric. Once the dominant global leader in turbines for making electricity from coal or natural gas, its business has hit the skids in recent years as demand for its products has collapsed. We can thank the steep decline in the price of renewable energy for that. Now GE has notified the California […]