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CPX Job Announcement: Stockton/San Joaquin County Community Outreach Specialist

The Climate Center seeks a qualified individual interested in serving as a part-time “Community Outreach Specialist” to advance Community Choice Energy in the City of Stockton as part of its statewide Clean Power Exchange (CPX) program.  The program goal is to establish a Community Choice Energy agency (CCA) to serve Stockton business and residential customers. […]

Fresno Is Weighing Community Choice Aggregate Energy, Giving Residents Options For Their Utilities

Editor’s note: Destiny Rodriguez of The Climate Center is referred to in this interview as Destiny Martinez. This is incorrect.  In most Central Valley communities, there’s only one electric and gas utility. For most of the San Joaquin Valley, it’s Pacific Gas and Electric; if you live in the southeast region, the utility might be Southern […]

CalCom Energy’s $100M Fund Targets Farms for Solar-Battery Systems

In California, it’s not just vulnerable families and critical services that could use battery-backed solar systems to ride through wildfire-prevention power outages. Farms also have critical energy needs, like pumping water to crops on set schedules, or chilling them after harvest, that could face significant disruption under the state’s new wildfire prevention regime. CalCom Energy, a long-time solar and […]

CalCom Energy’s $100M Fund Targets Farms for Solar-Battery Systems

In California, it’s not just vulnerable families and critical services that could use battery-backed solar systems to ride through wildfire-prevention power outages. Farms also have critical energy needs, like pumping water to crops on set schedules, or chilling them after harvest, that could face significant disruption under the state’s new wildfire prevention regime. CalCom Energy, a long-time solar and […]

San Joaquin plan would equip all churches with solar power to transition diocese off fossil fuels

San Joaquin has a goal: to become The Episcopal Church’s first solar-powered diocese. The Diocese of San Joaquin, located in California’s Central Valley and Sierra Nevada, has 22 faith communities and an abundance of sun. This year, it put in motion plans to bring solar panels to all or nearly all of those communities. By the […]

Last electric bus in Transit fleet makes its way to Porterville

GreenPower Motor Company Inc.  announced on Monday, it has delivered the 10th and final EV350 electric bus to Porterville Transit. As previously announced, Porterville and GreenPower received grant funding of $9.5 million through the California Air Resources Board’s (“CARB”) Zero Emissions Bus and Truck Pilot Program. This grant funding covered the purchase of 10 EV350 […]

Waiting list grows for electric cars in the Valley

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Electric cars are a rare, but sought-out sight at Honda North in Clovis. “We’re talking about one car a month coming into our dealership, and we’re one of the only dealerships that sell the electric-only Clarity electric vehicle,” said Joel Carlson, General Sales Manager of Honda North. The dealership only has […]

Want to save money on your power bill? Fresno councilmember wants to go around PG&E

CPX Editor’s Note: A statistical error was made in this article. While Community Choice agencies in California offer competitive rates, a 20% discount rate is an overestimation.   Video from The Fresno Bee Fresno Councilmember Luis Chavez said he’s spearheading an effort to give residents a potentially cheaper energy provider than Pacific Gas and Electric […]

Solar is coming to all new California homes. How many in Fresno already get power from sun?

More than 1 million California homes are already soaking up sunshine with solar panels to generate electricity. Next year, that number will surge as new building standards take effect requiring all new homes permitted after Jan. 1 to have solar photovoltaic systems. In Fresno, which already has the third-highest number of homes in California with […]

Community Choice Energy Factfinding Tour

Fresno Policymakers Visit Operational Agencies On August 7 and 8, three representatives from the Fresno City Council traveled to Alameda and Sonoma counties for a tour of the operational Community Choice agencies (CCAs) in those counties, East Bay Community Energy, and Sonoma Clean Power. Representatives included Luis Chavez, President of the Fresno City Council, Dolores […]