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Last electric bus in Transit fleet makes its way to Porterville

GreenPower Motor Company Inc.  announced on Monday, it has delivered the 10th and final EV350 electric bus to Porterville Transit. As previously announced, Porterville and GreenPower received grant funding of $9.5 million through the California Air Resources Board’s (“CARB”) Zero Emissions Bus and Truck Pilot Program. This grant funding covered the purchase of 10 EV350 […]

Waiting list grows for electric cars in the Valley

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Electric cars are a rare, but sought-out sight at Honda North in Clovis. “We’re talking about one car a month coming into our dealership, and we’re one of the only dealerships that sell the electric-only Clarity electric vehicle,” said Joel Carlson, General Sales Manager of Honda North. The dealership only has […]

Want to save money on your power bill? Fresno councilmember wants to go around PG&E

CPX Editor’s Note: A statistical error was made in this article. While Community Choice agencies in California offer competitive rates, a 20% discount rate is an overestimation.   Video from The Fresno Bee Fresno Councilmember Luis Chavez said he’s spearheading an effort to give residents a potentially cheaper energy provider than Pacific Gas and Electric […]

Solar is coming to all new California homes. How many in Fresno already get power from sun?

More than 1 million California homes are already soaking up sunshine with solar panels to generate electricity. Next year, that number will surge as new building standards take effect requiring all new homes permitted after Jan. 1 to have solar photovoltaic systems. In Fresno, which already has the third-highest number of homes in California with […]

Community Choice Energy Factfinding Tour

Fresno Policymakers Visit Operational Agencies On August 7 and 8, three representatives from the Fresno City Council traveled to Alameda and Sonoma counties for a tour of the operational Community Choice agencies (CCAs) in those counties, East Bay Community Energy, and Sonoma Clean Power. Representatives included Luis Chavez, President of the Fresno City Council, Dolores […]

Solar Power’s Benefits Increasingly Recognized by California Farmers

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), America’s solar industry continues to expand at a record pace. California leads the way, with more than 25 GW of installed capacity. According to the SEIA, “the cost to install solar has dropped by more than 70-percent in the past decade.” As the price of solar component declines, more […]

State Utilities Regulator Wants Customer Input About PG&E’s Proposed Rate Increase

The California Public Utilities Commission is holding forums around the state to get feedback from Pacific Gas & Electric customers about the company’s proposed rate hike. It’s a process most utilities undergo every three years. PG&E is asking its regulator, the CPUC, to approve a rate increase that would add a billion dollars to the […]

Low on water, California farmers turn to solar farming

If California is to meet its goal of running on 100-percent clean electricity by 2045, fields that once grew hay are going to have to start producing electrons. That’s according to a new report from The Nature Conservancy that estimates the state will need to cover an area at least twice as large as Yosemite […]

California farmers are planting solar panels as water supplies dry up

MARICOPA, Calif. — Jon Reiter banked the four-seat Cessna aircraft hard to the right, angling to get a better look at the solar panels glinting in the afternoon sun far below. The silvery panels looked like an interloper amid a patchwork landscape of lush almond groves, barren brown dirt and saltbush scrub, framed by the blue-green strip […]

Central Valley Congressman Sponsors Legislation to Clean Up Valley Air

July 29, 2019 – WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05),  Jim Costa (CA-16), Senator Kamala Harris (CA), and Congressmembers Julia Brownley (CA-26), Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02), Mike Levin (CA-49), Jim Himes (CT-04), and John Larson (CT-01) introduced H.R. 3973, the Clean School Bus Act. This legislation would provide $1 billion to help school districts across the […]