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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 […]

Better air, more jobs seen with $70M climate grant given to Fresno for low-income areas

A new Fresno City College satellite campus in southwest Fresno is the flagship project in a package of plans that won a $70 million grant from the California Strategic Growth Councilon Monday. The council awarded three grants amounting to $140 million from the Transformative Climate Communities program for disadvantaged communities. The money comes from cap-and-trade funds paid by companies into […]

Hanford weighs energy plan

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is a program that allows cities and counties to buy and/or generate electricity for residents and businesses within their areas. In 2005, the city of Hanford participated in a startup Joint Powers Authority designed to establish a Community Choice Aggregation Entity consisting of 13 public agencies. That effort failed due to […]

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 […]