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LA traffic top cause of smog for valley, but area power plants, hospitals and tram also contributors

Conrad Lopez notices it late at night: a bloom of smoke blowing from the power plant within eyeshot of his home and 40-acre date farm, blotting the sky over Mecca. Drivers on Route 86 often see billowing black clouds streaming out of the plant too. The Desert View Power facility bills itself online as a […]

San Jacinto Power Celebrates Its One-Year Anniversary

San Jacinto Power (SJP), the City of San Jacinto’s Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program, celebrated its one-year anniversary on April 1, 2019. The City launched SJP a year earlier in partnership with California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice), providing residents and local businesses, for the first time in history, an alternative energy provider to Southern California […]

LA leads nation in solar power, Riverside is up and coming, report says

Los Angeles produces more solar power than any city in America, with San Diego a distant second, according to a new study that looked at sun-generated electricity in 57 U.S. cities from 2013-2018. The City of Angels’ No. 1 ranking is part of an overall six-year growth trend in which solar energy doubled in 45 […]

City of Fontana receives recognition from SCE for energy efficiency efforts

Representatives from Southern California Edison (SCE) and the San Bernardino Council of Governments (SBCOG) presented the City of Fontana with an award for being a local leader in energy efficient efforts through the San Bernardino Regional Energy Partnership. City staff earned the Gold tier recognition by participating in SCE’s direct install program, an HVAC optimization […]

California cannabis cultivator to power indoor production with solar energy

March 19 (Renewables Now) – US cannabis cultivator Canndescent has completed a 282.6-kW solar power system to supply electricity to its indoor production facility in Desert Hot Springs, California. This is the cannabis industry’s first commercial-scale solar project, the company said in a statement on Monday. After two years of trying to win project approval […]

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 […]