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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 […]

San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Summit: A well-attended success on many levels

Community Choice Energy and the Clean Power Exchange (CPX) had a strong presence at the first annual San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Summit. Held at the Clovis Veteran’s Memorial Hall, the Summit, organized by Joseph Oldham of CALSTART and Erik Cherkaski of the Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) of Fresno State University, attracted over one […]

SolarCity Installs 2-Mw Array for Cheesemaking Business in California

SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ:SCTY) has installed a 2-MW solar array for Joseph Gallo Farms, a dairy, cheese-making and whey business based in California’s San Joaquin Valley. The maker of Joseph Farms Cheese said in a press statement on Wednesday that this is the largest privately-owned solar system ever installed on a California dairy. It now supplies […]

NAS Lemoore: Recurrent Energy to Build Large Navy Solar Project

LEMOORE — The Department of the Navy and Recurrent Energy have signed a lease agreement to site a 167 megawatt direct current solar photovoltaic facility on roughly 930 acres of land at Naval Air Station Lemoore, officials said. Construction is expected to start next year and be completed by 2019. In the planning for several years, […]

New Solar Panels Churn Electricity on 1,900 Acres near Tranquillity

A 1,900-acre installation of solar panels near Tranquillity fired up commercial power production on Monday, generating up to 200 megawatts of electricity for Southern California Edison. The Tranquillity Solar Facility is jointly owned by Southern Power and Canadian Solar. Construction of the plant began in July 2015, and Southern Power bought a 51 percent stake in the […]

Humans Must Act Now on Climate Change

The Earth is now warmer than it has been for 120,000 years, according to a new Stanford University study (story Sept. 28). No surprise. We are seeing record heat and fires plague our West coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the last 16 months have been the hottest streak our planet has seen since record […]