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Emissions-free Aviation Arrives in Fresno

April 18, 2018, was a beautiful and sunny day, and even more exciting watching the first electric Plane in United States, to take flight from the Fresno Chandler Airport. Four Alpha Electro planes from Pipistrel Aircraft were unveiled, as they will be utilized in aviation training for low-income residents of Fresno County. There was a […]

Airplanes that fly on electricity debut at Fresno’s Chandler Airport

An airplane made local aviation history when it was debuted at Fresno’s Chandler Executive Airport Tuesday. The first all-production electric aircraft to fly in Fresno County took off under sunny skies as part of the Sustainable Aviation Project, an effort of the cities of Reedley and Mendota and CALSTART San Joaquin Valley. The airplane is […]

Central Valley substations to be used in new electricity program

Starting in 2023, the Central Valley will have a new, more reliable source for energy. A public-private partnership will create the San Luis Transmission Project connecting the electric substations in Tracy to the San Luis, O’Neill and Dos Amigos substations found in the Los Banos area. The project consists of Western Area Power Administration, Duke-American […]

Nation’s First Production Electric Aircraft Makes History Taking Flight in Fresno

The San Joaquin Valley now is home to the largest concentration of production electric aircraft in the world! Four Pipistrel Alpha Electro two-seat electric training airplanes were delivered to Fresno Chandler Executive Airport in March. San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Center Director Joseph Oldham, who also has been a pilot for more than 40 years, is the innovator […]

Efficient homes + renewable energy = a better Bakersfield

I love Bakersfield. In a lot of ways, life in Bakersfield just keeps getting better. In my opinion, we enjoy a very high quality of life in Bakersfield. We enjoy great parks, short commute times, a vibrant downtown and easy access to all of the amenities in the rest of California. We live in a […]

8minutenergy Celebrates Completion of 26 Megawatt Redwood 4 Solar Farm

Folsom and Bakersfield, CA – March 7, 2018  8minutenergy Renewables, LLC (“8minutenergy”), the largest independent solar developer in the U.S., today celebrated a ribbon-cutting event for its 26 MW-dc (20 MW-ac) Redwood 4 Solar Farm located in Kern County, California. Project construction began in mid-September 2017, and the site was commissioned in December of the same year. […]

Central Valley DAC Energy Grant Technical Assistance Peer Cohort

In partnership with the Energy Efficiency Best Practices Coordinator (BPC), Local Government Commission (LGC), and Institute for Local Governments (ILG), ICLEI will be hosting a structured technical assistance program for 5-8 local governments in the Central Valley on energy and grants. The program will guide agencies through resources provided by the state and the public […]

What good are ‘affordable’ homes if you can’t pay the utility bills?

As the construction superintendent for Habitat for Humanity of San Joaquin County, I have learned a thing or two about building affordable housing in the Central Valley. Based on my experience, California’s strong building energy efficiency standards – known as Title 24 – save families money and help them stay in their homes, year after […]

CALSTART to host San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Summit

CALSTART, the Richmond based clean transportation organization, and the Fresno State Transportation Institute will host a two day summit revolving around emerging green transportation technologies. Taking place March 14th and 15th in Fresno, the summit will be free to attend and will include workshops on topics such as electrification of air travel, self driving vehicles, […]

Air District Chief Leaving

The end of an era has come at the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. Seyed Sadredin is retiring after more than 10 years as the chief executive officer. A look at his legacy is appropriate. Under Sadredin, the air district has continuously claimed to be doing a great job cleaning the air. It […]