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Fresno County First: Why Outsource Solar Before Offering Community Choice Here?

Letter to the editor – On Nov. 2, the Fresno Business Journal published a story, “Fresno County solar project to provide energy to community choice aggregator,” about a Community Choice agency as the recipient of electricity from a large solar installation in Fresno County. My question is, why don’t we have our own local Fresno-based Community Choice […]

Solar Power Store Highlights Bright Potential for Clean Energy

Next to the Village Pet Market, two doors down from Trader Joe’s, a vision of California’s energy future is for sale. Bland’s Solar & Air, in a nondescript strip mall here, looks a little like a car dealership, only for personal electricity generators from the sun. The unusual storefront gives potential customers a chance to do the […]

Grant to Fund RTD Zero-Emission Buses

STOCKTON — In an effort to improve air quality in the Central Valley, the San Joaquin Regional Transit District will be welcoming new zero-emission buses into its fleet next year. The agency was one of five in the Valley to be awarded the buses through the California Air Resources Board, the San Joaquin Valley Air […]

Large Lemoore Solar Project Cleared for Takeoff

The Department of the Navy and Recurrent Energy have signed a lease agreement to build a 167-megawatt solar facility on roughly 930 acres of land at Naval Air Station Lemoore in Kings County. Construction is expected to start next year and be completed by 2019. In the planning for several years, this solar facility will […]

Community Choice Energy for Stockton: Davis and Lancaster Examples Worth Considering

Located in northern San Joaquin Valley, Davis has grown to be a vibrant city rooted in its farming history. With a population of just over 65,000, Davis has enacted environmentally sound policies to preserve its agricultural character and maintains 485 acres of parks and greenbelts. Now Davis has taken the innovative step of partnering with […]

Governor Signs Climate Bills Forged from Shared Vision in Fresno and California

From a rooftop in downtown Fresno, Governor Brown signed several groundbreaking climate bills on September 14, 2016. The view was meant to inspire a vision for the Valley’s development. Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, who opened the signing ceremony, called downtown Fresno “ground zero.” Together on the rooftop were stakeholders in the Valley’s environmental, social, and […]

Save the Date! Community Meetings planned for Fresno and Visalia

Community meetings focusing on Community Choice Energy are planned for Fresno and Visalia in December. The Visalia meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 13 and Fresno’s will be the following day, Wednesday, December 14. Both events will feature Woody Hastings of the Clean Power Exchange to offer a presentation on the benefits of Community […]

Stockton: a Stop on the ‘Electric Highway?’

Electric vehicle adoption is being supported by not-for-profit Community Choice agencies in program’s such as Sonoma Clean Power’s Drive EverGreen and MCE Clean Energy’s SmartCharge. Revenues to local Community Choice agencies that result from installation of charging stations in their service territories can help strengthen local economies since more of those dollars remain local. The following story emphasizes […]

Fresno County Solar Project to Provide Energy to Community Choice Aggregator

Tempe, Arizona-based First Solar has struck a power purchase agreement with Northern California community choice aggregator MCE (Marin Clean Energy) to provide energy from First Solar’s Little Bear project in Fresno County. To be located on 630 acres a few miles southwest of Mendota, Little Bear will generate up to 40 megawatts of energy to […]

Tulare, CA, to Use FuelCell Technology CHP Technology

Tulare, CA, will install a 2.8 MW combined heat and power (CHP, or cogeneration) plant under a power purchase agreement (PPA) with FuelCell Energy. The installation will be at the Tulare Waste Water Treatment Facility. The plan is for FuelCell to install, operate and maintain the plant and sell all the power it produces to […]