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San Joaquin Regional Transit District Opens First 100 Percent Electric, Zero-Emissions Bus Rapid Transit Route in the U.S.

Stockton, Calif. – August 18, 2017 – San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) will convert its existing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Express Route 44 to 100 percent battery-electric, zero-emissions buses in August.  That BRT route will be the first in the U.S. to feature all-electric bus service.   The BRT buses were designed and built by […]

Floating Solar Power: new frontier for green-leaning water utilities

Lakes and ponds used by water utilities have long been viewed with a single purpose: holding water. Now a handful of pioneering water utilities are looking at their aquatic real estate with a new purpose in mind: solar energy generation. Large-scale floating solar projects have been installed in Japan and China, as well as on […]

LOIS HENRY: Time to Tell the State How You Think PG&E’s Latest Rate Increase Should Be Divvied up — Just Try and Keep It Clean

I love that the California Public Utilities Commission is coming to Bakersfield in August, after the second-hottest July on record, to hold a hearing about how PG&E should spread the pain of its latest rate increase. Summer is the perfect time to ask Bakersfieldians what we think about energy costs. Yes, folks, the PUC will […]

Fresno TCC Project Kickoff Workshops, August 15th and 16th

Do you have an interesting project idea you’d like to propose to be considered for Transformative Climate Communities funding? Are you curious to learn about what other projects might be under development? Would you like to connect with others who are also working on potential projects for funding? Then please join us next week at our […]

San Joaquin Regional Transit District in Stockton lines up as Electric Bus Customer

July 27–Proterra, the Burlingame builder of electric buses, opened a factory in the Los Angeles area Wednesday, in an effort to move some of its manufacturing closer to its West Coast customers. The company’s new plant, in the City of Industry, will build buses for public transit agencies throughout California and other Western states. Until […]

California Leads Way in Clean Energy

Russell Harland’s letter of July 28, referring to the recent cap-and-trade extension, claimed “California isn’t being a leader. California is being left behind.” But let’s check the facts. California’s job growth has outpaced that of the national economy for years. Our state has far more clean-energy jobs than there are coal jobs in all of […]

Calif. Tomato Farm To Grow Energy Savings With Solar Project

Sunworks Inc., a provider of solar power solutions for agriculture, commercial, industrial (ACI) and residential markets, has announced a new 665 kW solar power construction project for Togninali Farms, a third-generation tomato farm in Stockton, Calif. Togninali Farms selected Sunworks to help lower its operating costs and advance sustainable growth initiatives. Reducing and stabilizing expenses […]

Old Tire Plant in Hanford Gets New Life, and Electric-Car Buyers Could Be Interested

Faraday Future plans to make luxury electric cars in the old Pirelli tire factory in Hanford. The Los Angeles-based start-up company announced Monday that it had signed a lease for the 1 million-square-foot manufacturing plant. Hanford “offered us a facility with all the infrastructure in place to help improve our time to get cars out […]

Solar Power Shines across Produce Industry

As fruit and vegetable grower-shippers build more sustainable business models, they are turning increasingly toward the sun for help. Solar panels have been popping up across the produce landscape for several years. “One hundred fifty acres of our largest ranch are dedicated to a solar farm, operated by Pacific Gas & Electric, which supplies all […]

Clean Energy Programs Could Bring an Economic Boom

Gov. Jerry Brown painted a picture of California Thursday morning. In that painting, he described a state ravaged by forest fires, disease and mass migration if lawmakers fail to renew the state’s signature program to fight climate change, which he called “a threat to organized human existence.” Brown is pressing lawmakers to extend California’s cap-and-trade […]