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City Council President Esmeralda Soria To Celebrate Fresno’s Solar Prowess

Fresno was recognized by the Environment California Research & Policy Center as being a top city for solar power in the nation. “Competing with the nation’s biggest cities, Fresno ranks as a strong solar power leader,” said Michelle Kinman, clean energy and transportation program director for the center. “By tapping into more of our vast […]

Kern County named wind turbine capital of the world

Remember when oil was king in Kern County? Maybe it still is, but Kern is the king of wind power. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Kern has more wind turbines — 4,581 — than any other county in the nation. The USGS has created a database that mapped all 57,636 of the nation’s wind […]

Aera, GlassPoint to build state’s largest solar project

Kern County produces more renewable energy than any other county in California. In 2011, the Kern County Board of Supervisors established a goal to have 10,000 megawatts of renewable energy permitted by 2015. According to the county’s reporting last year, the county had exceeded that goal by permitting more than 11,000 megawatts of all types […]

The clean-energy home of the future … outside Fresno

Starting in 2020, California officials want all new houses built in the state to generate their own solar power during the day and sip electricity at night, their energy use cut by highly efficient insulation. Brandon De Young figures he has that deadline beat by more than a year. The Fresno-area developer is building an […]

Another huge solar farm proposed for Kings County

SF-based First Solar has filed for a conditional-use permit to build a 300-megawatt solar farm on 2,103 acres. The project, named Daylight Legacy Solar, is being proposed along the Avenal Cutoff, following on the filing of another 300-megawatts project by Recurrent Energy, RE Slate, last month. The proposal continues a trend of construction of solar […]

California Public Utilities Commission Seeks Student Intern

The California Public Utilities Commission has announced a student internship position that focuses on renewable energy efforts in the San Joaquin Valley. Assembly Bill (AB) 2672 requires the Commission to explore the economic feasibility of various options to bring affordable energy options to residents of disadvantaged communities in the San Joaquin Valley, many of whom […]

Saving Money With An Electric Vehicle In The San Joaquin Valley

As a child, Efrain Anguiano remembers seeing trash and plastic on the shores of Michoacán, Mexico brought in by the ocean. Even at a young age, Efrain knew something was not right with that picture. He saw a future that would have a bad impact on the planet. Today, with solar power and an electric […]

The City of Hanford Partners with California Choice Energy Authority for Community Choice Aggregation Feasibility Study

The City of Hanford has selected California Choice Energy Authority (CCEA) to conduct a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) feasibility study. On Tuesday, January 16, the Hanford City Council authorized an agreement with CCEA for consulting services that will determine the City’s aptitude for a successful CCA. CCA programs allow local governments to purchase energy and […]

PG&E signs on to community solar power project

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. signed on the first community solar project for its Regional Renewable Choice program with the renewable energy developer ForeFront Power. The program allows all customers, including renters and those who can’t install solar, the option of purchasing up to 100 percent solar energy without having to install private rooftop solar panels. Nearly half of […]

San Joaquin: Committing to Sustainability

San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) in Stockton, CA, takes community and environmental improvement seriously. Following the Environmental Protection Agency’s designation of Stockton as a nonattainment area for air quality standards and CalEnviroScreen 3.0 data ranking neighborhoods along the Stockton industrial corridor in the 96th percentile of California’s most environmentally burdened and vulnerable communities, the […]