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New Community Outreach Specialist, Fresno

Hello! I am LaTisha Harris, the new Community Outreach Specialist that has joined the Center for Climate Protection team. I will be working in the Central Valley primarily focused on Fresno and surrounding areas. I have over ten years of grassroots and labor organizing experience, lobbying and executing campaigns on various issues throughout the state of […]

New Community Outreach Specialist, Stockton and San Joaquin County

Hello, my name is Valeria Sanabia! I am the new Community Outreach Specialist in Stockton and San Joaquin County. I’ve joined the Center for Climate Protection, an organization that is helping address economic and community needs through the implementation of Community Choice Energy. In our work together, we will work to ensure that San Joaquin […]

Why an Oil Company Plans to Build California’s Biggest Solar Energy Project

The Belridge oil field in the San Joaquin Valley of California has produced about 1.7 billion barrels of heavy crude since its discovery in 1911. Thanks to advances in solar power, its next 500 million barrels will be a little bit greener. Here in the middle of the 22-mile long oilfield Aera Energy is set to […]

New Solar Array to Provide 67 Percent of Tracy Facility’s Energy Needs

Taylor Farms Pacific unveiled its new 300,000-square-foot solar installation situated atop its west San Joaquin County facility. According to a statement released detailing the project, the solar array will provide 67 percent of the energy needs at the location. There are 8,024 panels in the installation, which occupies 7.5 acres of the facility’s rooftops. Taylor […]

Lemoore Charged up over Charging Stations

The ChargePoint company says they are helping more people choose to drive electric. The company was recently awarded a California Energy Commission grant to develop, own and operate high-speed EV charging stations along key highway corridors in California. Now they want to install a station in Lemoore the City Council heard about at a study […]

California’s Visalia Unified School District to Install 1.6 MWh of Green Charge Energy Storage

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Green Charge, an ENGIE Company, today announced that the Visalia Unified School District will install 1.6-megawatt hours of energy storage at five schools in the district. The energy storage system, coupled with solar, is expected to save the school district more than $1,000,000 over the 10-year contract. The Visalia school district invested […]

Faraday Future Executive Visits Hanford

After announcing plans to locate an electric car manufacturing facility in Hanford, Faraday Future has been relatively mum about definite plans; but one of the car company’s executives paid a visit to Hanford Thursday to give an update on the company. Dag Reckhorn, Faraday Future’s senior vice president of global manufacturing, talked to members at […]

German Firm Plans 1,600-Acre Local Solar Project

The Central Valley’s Westside continues to get new large solar farm applications that include two new projects totaling near 400 megawatts (MW) in Fresno County – both in the Westlands Water District. On land leased from the Woolf family, the county is processing an application to build a 1,600-acre solar project near the Kings/Fresno county […]

New Solar Project in Works

The permit pipeline for solar projects in Kings County keeps filling up with the latest filing by Apex Energy Solution for a 3-megawatt solar project to be built at 22868 Zenith Ave in Kettleman City on a 40-acre parcel. The applicant is based in Folsom. The project, located near the Kings/Kern line, also goes by […]

Tulare Approves Kraft Solar Plant

The Tulare Planning Commission approved a plan submitted by Tesla Energy to build a 65-acre, 13.9 megawatt solar farm to supply electricity to the Kraft cheese plant along Highway 99 in Tulare. The solar farm will have some 42,000 solar panels that track the sun and also include a 8.4 megawatt lithium-ion battery unit for […]