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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 […]

Official: Giant Solar Proposal Poised for Growth

HANFORD – Due to friendly state policies pushing more renewable energy, a massive solar park proposed for Kings County appears ready for expansion. That’s according to Daniel Kim, a spokesman for Westlands Solar Park. At around 20,000 acres, the proposed solar installation, the footprint of which hugs the western border of Kings County south of Naval […]

Hanford Wins Energy Efficiency Award

HANFORD – The city of Hanford has received an energy efficiency award from Southern California Edison. SCE officials handed over the award at a ceremony last week honoring Hanford officials for improving pumping efficiency at one if the city’s 14 active wells that supply residents with water. According to the SCE, the project will save the […]

Clearing the Air: Woody Hastings, Center for Climate Protection

CVAQ interviews Woody Hastings, Renewable Energy Implementation Manager for the Center for Climate Protection to discuss Community Choice Energy, the opportunity for communities to take control of their energy sources.

Proteus, Inc. to Train Residents for Solar and Construction Jobs

September 12, 2016 Proteus, Inc. to Train Residents for Solar and Construction Jobs VISALIA, CA– Proteus, Inc. will be holding a series of recruitment events to promote the solar and construction programs available through the William M. Maguy School of Education (WMSE), a Division of Proteus, Inc. The recruitment events will take place on the […]

Explore Community Choice Energy Again

The Fresno Business Journal recently ran a story discussing a survey conducted in the Central Valley about electricity. The results? A large majority of registered voters in the area want a choice in where their electricity comes from, and want it to come from cleaner sources. The demand to choose where our energy is generated […]

Creating an Energy Opportunity Zone

Launched with $1.5M in grant funding from the California Energy Commission, Energize Fresno will develop a blueprint for an “Energy Opportunity Zone” along the Blackstone Corridor and Downtown. Over the next year and a half, the Energize Fresno project team will identify projects that deliver significant resource savings and attract more investment into the community, and develop a tool that streamlines the project-funding matching process to accelerate action.

We Ignore Climate Change at Our Peril

As I headed up toward the Goose Fire to help with protection and repair efforts, I found myself thinking about the sharp increase in forest fires in recent years, the climate-related factors that are lengthening and worsening California’s fire seasons, and how much this all costs. When pundits talk of the allegedly high costs of avoiding climate […]