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Community Choice Energy on the Agenda in Stockton

City Council Legislative Committee Receives Presentation On November 5th staff from the Center for Climate Protection delivered the first formally agendized presentation to the Legislative Committee of the Stockton City Council. The committee asked questions for more than a half-hour after the 25-minute presentation. The matter is now expected to be heard in the full […]

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Awarded $3.7 Million to Improve Valley Air Quality

Fresno, CA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this week it would award the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) over $3.7 million for two projects the District is spearheading to improve Valley air quality by reducing heavy-duty diesel vehicle emissions. The SJVAPCD was awarded the federal funding through the EPA’s Diesel […]

Clean Air Victory for San Joaquin Valley, Yosemite and Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks

FRESNO, Calif – In a significant legal victory for clean air advocates, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to enact deadlines for the State of California to submit plans to regulate fine particle air pollution in the San Joaquin Valley. The court order responds to a lawsuit […]

Greening the Heart of the Central Valley

Huron is a small town in the heart of the Central Valley. That’s literal–ten miles or so south and east of Harris Ranch, it’s about the halfway point for drivers making the trek between Los Angeles and the Bay Area. But culturally and economically, Huron is about as far from the touristic setting of Harris […]

First Solar sells 100-MW California solar project

First Solar and D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) today announced the acquisition by a DESRI affiliate of the 100-MW Willow Springs Solar Project in Kern County, California. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The project, which was developed by First Solar, is currently under construction, with completion estimated at the end of 2018. […]

Peninsula Clean Energy Starts Construction of 200-Megawatt Solar Facility

Los Banos, CA – October 11, 2018 – California’s largest solar installation built exclusively for a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) agency broke ground today in California’s Central Valley. Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), the electricity provider for 290,000 San Mateo County customers, expects the 200-megawatt utility-scale Wright Solar project to come online in late 2019. “This is […]

Fresno still ‘ground zero’ for terrible air. Why did Valley Air District blow off major hearing?

They came to Fresno from all over California and the West to make their voices heard in the struggle for clean air. Air quality officials, politicians, doctors, activists, ordinary citizens — they all turned out for a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency public hearing to speak out against the Trump Administration’s proposed weakening of vehicle emissions regulations. Representatives of the […]

New energy-efficient home tract in north Clovis is largest of its kind in California

When it comes to building energy efficient homes in California, De Young Properties is in a race with itself. This summer, the family-run company claimed the title of largest zero-net energy home builder in the state with EnVision, 36 single-family homes in a southeast Clovis development. Now it’s going bigger. The De Youngs have recently launched RidgeView, a […]

Save the Date! November 13 – Fresno Community Meeting – Community Choice!

Calling all Central Valley CPX subscribers! The Clean Power Exchange team will be co-hosting a workshop along with Fresno EOC on Community Choice Energy in Fresno on November 13 from 6pm to 8pm at the Nielsen Center at 3110 W Nielsen Ave, Fresno. This will be an opportunity to hear from your Fresno community leaders, experts […]

Valley Fever Hits Home

If you don’t know what Valley Fever is, you should because you may have already been exposed to it and not know it. Valley Fever is the result of a soil fungus that lives inside a person’s lungs and can lay dormant for weeks or months before symptoms start. Anyone who lives in or travels to an […]