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New Drilling and Fracking in California Will Hurt Latino Communities

Elizabeth Perez was only 10 years old when she moved with her family to the city of Bakersfield, in California. Almost immediately, she says, she began experiencing nosebleeds, headaches and difficulty breathing. Perez was in and out of a local health clinic for years, but doctors couldn’t quite pinpoint what was making her sick. Today, […]

Businesses Urged To Help Valley Set Its Energy Future

The City of Hanford is on track to become the first Valley community to take more control of its energy sources and costs when it launches its Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program next year. Other Valley communities are at various stages of considering whether to form CCAs, with Fresno, Huron, Clovis, Sanger, Parlier and Kerman […]

Should big dams count as renewable energy? California Democrats divided

For motorists driving to Yosemite National Park from the Bay Area, Don Pedro Reservoir is a familiar sight. But the massive lake along Highway 120 just west of Groveland has taken on a new role recently: as a flashpoint in the debate over what should — and shouldn’t — count as renewable energy in California. […]

From Signing to Completion in Under a Year: Stockton Unified and ForeFront Power Bring 1.8 MW of Added Solar Capacity to San Joaquin Valley

/EIN News/ — Stockton, California, May 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tomorrow Stockton Unified School District unveils the completion of their latest round of solar projects with ForeFront Power, a leading renewable energy provider for schools in California. The District, located in sunny San Joaquin Valley, has added solar parking canopies to 10 more campuses, […]

Berkeley lab project to pinpoint methane ‘super emitters’ in San Joaquin Valley

Methane, a potent greenhouse gas that traps about 30 times more heat than carbon dioxide, is commonly released from rice fields, dairies, landfills, and oil and gas facilities—all of which are plentiful in California. Now the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has been awarded $6 million by the state to find […]

Solar Carport Serves Multiple Purposes For Bakersfield Medical Clinic

The Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center (CBCC) in Bakersfield, Calif., has been providing care for cancer patients for decades. Now known as the West Coast’s biggest free-standing cancer center, CBCC has benefited from a solar carport system for the past couple of years. Built in partnership between Baja Carports and Cenergy Power, the project comprises […]

Hydropower bill would sabotage California’s clean energy mandate, critics say

The Don Pedro hydropower project, just west of Yosemite National Park, has been churning out carbon-free electricity for nearly a century. As the Tuolumne River flows from the Sierra Nevada to the Central Valley, it passes through Don Pedro Dam, spinning four turbine generators. None of the electricity is counted toward California’s push for more […]

Report: Fresno, Valley rank No. 1 in U.S. for polluted air – receives failing ‘F’ grades

Fresno and surrounding central San Joaquin Valley cities are at the top of a U.S. ranking for being the most polluted American cities, according to an annual report released Tuesday night by the American Lung Association. California counties in the Valley region to receive a failing “F” grade in the State of the Air 2019 report include Fresno, […]

Hanford takes steps in Community Choice Aggregation plan

HANFORD — The Hanford City Council had a full agenda for its meeting Tuesday night, which included discussions on Community Choice Aggregation and a new playground at Lacey Park. Community Choice Aggregation In December 2018, Council adopted an ordinance that established a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program and approved an implementation plan and statement of […]

Cows, almonds and asthma: San Joaquin Valley’s agriculture and air issues

Excerpted from “CHOKED: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution,” (University of Chicago Press, 2019) by Beth Gardiner. Highway 99 cuts down the middle of the San Joaquin Valley, hot and dusty. The trucks that ceaselessly crowd this road hurtle by, or ride close on my tail, as I drive a behemoth of […]