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Green power runs up against desert conservation in California

California lawmakers’ grand ambitions to fight climate change are running into a familiar obstacle: the parochial concerns of local governments and property owners. The latest battle over state needs vs. local control is being fought in San Bernardino County, where the Board of Supervisors voted last month to ban solar and wind farms across vast stretches of […]

Including community’s input vital in achieving successful clean energy transition

Last session, California’s State Legislators voted to move California to 100 percent carbon-free energy. While national attention has shifted on the dire situation the National Climate Assessment Report foretells, right now, here, in the Inland Empire, nearly a third of our days registered poor air quality; thus, reducing pollutants with clean energy is of critical […]

It’s lights out on big solar in San Bernardino County desert

Developers will no longer be allowed to develop large renewable energy projects in certain areas of the San Bernardino County desert. After a five-hour public hearing Tuesday, Feb. 28, the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to prohibit utility-oriented renewable energy development in rural zones and the unincorporated communities of Bloomington, Muscoy, Bear Valley, Crest Forest, Hilltop, Lake […]

San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors to consider guidelines for renewable energy development in the desert

A controversial policy regulating renewable energy development in unincorporated San Bernardino County is headed back to the Board of Supervisors, about a year and a half after it was sent back to planning. The policy, which will be considered during a special meeting Thursday, Feb. 28, prohibits utility-oriented renewable energy projects in rural living and several unincorporated […]

Sunpin Solar signs 75-MW PPA with Direct Energy Business

Sunpin Solar, a California-based solar developer, and Direct Energy Business, an energy and energy-related services providers, announced a renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) for the full output of the recently completed ColGreen North Shore Power Plant. The renewable energy PPA covers the full 96.75-MWdc/74.8-MWac capacity of the solar project and will serve Direct Energy Business’ retail energy […]

GeoGenCo’s Zero Water Geothermal Technology Helps Imperial Irrigation District Achieve Green Energy Goals

EL CENTRO, Calif., Feb. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — GeoGenCo, LLC has completed their semi-final designs for their next generation True Geothermal 20-megawatt (MW) power plant in Imperial Valley, CA. GeoGenCo has a 15 MW Power Purchase Agreement with Imperial Irrigation District (IID) and expects to be providing power by June of 2020. Jim McIntosh (Mac), GeoGenCo’s CEO and […]

Air Quality District Funds Valley Energy Efficiency Retrofits

From RivCo: The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has awarded nearly $1 million to make homes in the Coachella Valley more energy efficient, improve air quality and reduce energy costs for residents. The SCAQMD Governing Board, at its Jan. 4 meeting, voted to award $966,667 to Alcal Specialty Contracting for a residential energy efficiency […]

Clean Energy Accelerator Awarded $1.5 Million Federally Matched Grant to Expand Energy Startup Support in the Inland Empire

The University of San Diego, in partnership with Cleantech San Diego and California State University, San Marcos, has been awarded a three-year federally matched $1.5 million i6 Regional Innovation Strategies grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (under the Department of Commerce) to scale up the capacity of the San Diego Regional Energy Innovation Network […]

Imperial Valley’s Mount Signal 3 Solar Farm Reaches Commercial Ops

8minutenergy Renewables LLC and Capital Dynamics have celebrated the completion and commercial operation of the 328 MW Mount Signal 3 Solar Farm in Southern California. Located in the city of Calexico in the Imperial Valley, the project is the largest in the 800 MW Mount Signal solar cluster. Mount Signal 3, acquired by Capital Dynamics’ clean energy infrastructure (CEI) […]

Inland Empire Utilities Agency Selected as a 2018 Cool Planet Award Recipient

Chino Hills, CA – The Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA/Agency) was recently recognized as a 2018 Cool Planet Award Recipient. The award celebrates Southern California Edison (SCE) business customers that incorporate sustainability into their long-term plans while demonstrating exemplary leadership in energy and carbon management within their business size and industry sector. The Agency has made significant strides […]