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Wasco, California to Save $8.6M with New Solar Project

Wasco, Calif. projected to achieve more than $8.6M in energy savings, 41.7M kWh in reduced energy usage by end of 15-year performance contract An energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with Siemens will allow the city of Wasco, Calif., to use energy savings to fund a solar project situated on a former burn dump. The renewable […]

Wells Fargo completes funding for 200-MW Sempra Great Valley Solar Project

Wells Fargo Renewable Energy and Environmental Finance announced it has completed the final $85 million in tax-equity funding for Sempra Renewables’ 200-MW solar generation facility near Fresno, California. The funding represents the last phase of more than $190 million in financing for four solar farms collectively known as the Sempra Great Valley Solar Project. Sempra […]

Smoke from Ferguson Fire raises air pollution to dangerous levels

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — The air quality is so bad, nobody is immune from ill health effects, especially those with asthma or lung disease. Dr. John Gasman is a pulmonologist at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fresno. He is seeing patients having problems because of the air quality. “Many of them have to come into […]

Electric vehicles gradually spark Valley interest. Will powering up be a problem?

There are fewer than 5,000 automobiles in Fresno, Kings, Madera and Tulare counties that are powered primarily by electricity – either battery-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles that get their charge from a cord and an outlet rather than a hose and a gas pump. And despite what auto dealers say is growing popularity among customers, […]

Time has come for Community Choice Energy

I was inspired reading about the “EnVision at Loma Vista” solar homes going up on Shaw and Highland Avenues (July 12). I applaud De Young Properties for setting this example for other builders. We need more developments like this. Clean, renewable energy is the future. One powerful way we could accelerate access to energy sources […]

PG&E Teams With California Transit Agency for EV Pilot Program

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) will conduct an electric vehicle (EV) pilot with San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) in California to help prepare the agency for its long-term electric transportation needs. With San Joaquin RTD, PG&E will test how smart charging and battery storage can lower operating costs and maximize efficiencies for the […]

Port Of Stockton Rolling Out Power On Wheels

STOCKTON (CBS13) — It’s a new push to curb pollution, at the Port of Stockton. The bustling international shipping port, in the middle of a valley community, will be adding zero-emission, battery-powered cargo equipment to load and unload vessels. “In California, there’s only two inland ports,” Port of Stockton director Richard Aschieris said. “We’re one […]

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 […]