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First Solar sells 100-MW California solar project

First Solar and D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) today announced the acquisition by a DESRI affiliate of the 100-MW Willow Springs Solar Project in Kern County, California. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The project, which was developed by First Solar, is currently under construction, with completion estimated at the end of 2018. […]

Peninsula Clean Energy Starts Construction of 200-Megawatt Solar Facility

Los Banos, CA – October 11, 2018 – California’s largest solar installation built exclusively for a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) agency broke ground today in California’s Central Valley. Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), the electricity provider for 290,000 San Mateo County customers, expects the 200-megawatt utility-scale Wright Solar project to come online in late 2019. “This is […]

Fresno still ‘ground zero’ for terrible air. Why did Valley Air District blow off major hearing?

They came to Fresno from all over California and the West to make their voices heard in the struggle for clean air. Air quality officials, politicians, doctors, activists, ordinary citizens — they all turned out for a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency public hearing to speak out against the Trump Administration’s proposed weakening of vehicle emissions regulations. Representatives of the […]

New energy-efficient home tract in north Clovis is largest of its kind in California

When it comes to building energy efficient homes in California, De Young Properties is in a race with itself. This summer, the family-run company claimed the title of largest zero-net energy home builder in the state with EnVision, 36 single-family homes in a southeast Clovis development. Now it’s going bigger. The De Youngs have recently launched RidgeView, a […]

Save the Date! November 13 – Fresno Community Meeting – Community Choice!

Calling all Central Valley CPX subscribers! The Clean Power Exchange team will be co-hosting a workshop along with Fresno EOC on Community Choice Energy in Fresno on November 13 from 6pm to 8pm at the Nielsen Center at 3110 W Nielsen Ave, Fresno. This will be an opportunity to hear from your Fresno community leaders, experts […]

Valley Fever Hits Home

If you don’t know what Valley Fever is, you should because you may have already been exposed to it and not know it. Valley Fever is the result of a soil fungus that lives inside a person’s lungs and can lay dormant for weeks or months before symptoms start. Anyone who lives in or travels to an […]

With climate change, Valley fever spreads in California — and this year could be the worst yet

Rob Purdie is an upbeat guy. You can hear it in his unfailingly positive statements, his voice tinged with a Central Valley twang from a life spent in Bakersfield. You wouldn’t guess this is a man with a reservoir surgically built into the top of his skull, and that he spends one full day a […]

‘There is nothing safe about this proposal.’ California leaders vow to fight EPA

California’s leading air pollution enforcers and the state’s attorney general vowed to fight the Trump Administration’s proposed lessening of vehicle emission rules during a public hearing in Fresno on Monday. “There is nothing safe about this proposal,” said Mary Nichols, chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board. Nichols described the Trump Administration proposal as nothing […]

Valley residents can get up to $9,500 to replace high polluting vehicles

The Valley Air District’s Drive Clean in the San Joaquin program just launched a new vehicle replacement option, offering a huge incentive for Valley residents to replace their 1999 or older high-polluting vehicle with a newer, fuel efficient gas powered vehicle, hybrid, plug-in hybrid or battery electric vehicle. The new “Replace” option offers $2,500 to […]

Drive Clean Effort Highlighted In National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week is being observed Sept. 8 through 16, and the Valley Air District is highlighting the widespread availability, practicality and affordability of today’s plug-in vehicles. The District’s Drive Clean in the San Joaquin program provides Valley residents and businesses with a rebate of up to $3,000 when purchasing or leasing a battery-electric, […]