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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 […]

Smart city, smart energy

I recently attended a meeting focused on the growth of Stockton and the importance of smart planning. As Stockton grows, it’s increasingly important to use our limited resources to best serve a growing population. A sometimes overlooked issue is increased energy consumption. If we are going to be smart about how Stockton grows, we need to […]

Survey Finds Valley Residents Favor Green Power

Most residents want a choice Clean Power Exchange, a program of the Center for Climate Protection, found that residents of the San Joaquin Valley favor alternative energy sources.  In a just released survey about local and renewable energy, Clean Power said electric utility ratepayers in the San Joaquin Valley – from San Joaquin County to […]

Community Choice Energy a good choice

I was pleased to read about the 450 jobs and $3.1 million in local spending during construction of the Mustang solar project (Solar power facility goes live in Kings, Hanford Sentinel 8/24/16). The project produces solar energy that benefits customers of Sonoma Clean Power and Marin Clean Energy. Meanwhile, the South Valley remains tied to […]

Inventor of Community Choice Describes CCA 2.0

How can Community Choice power the energy revolution? “The next five years will see more change in the energy industry than has occurred in the previous fifty years.” So begins “Community Choice Aggregation 2.0 Strategies for Distributed Energy Resources in a CCA Environment,” a recently released a white paper by the inventor of Community Choice […]

Lancaster Choice Energy Accelerates City’s Quest to Be Solar Capital of the World

Located in the North Los Angeles, Antelope Valley region, Lancaster has suffered from unhealthy levels of smog, ozone (see Air Pollution), and dirty air for years. To address this, Lancaster has initiated various clean energy programs, led by Mayor R. Rex Parris, with a goal to make the city the “solar capital of the world.” The city was […]

Officials show interest in local energy production

by Luis Hernandez, Visalia Times-Delta, August 26, 2016 A survey commissioned by a Santa Rosa-based nonprofit organization found residents in three Central Valley counties want a choice on their electricity service provider. The survey, which questioned residents in Tulare, Fresno and San Joaquin counties, also found residents want energy from clean sources and reduction of […]

Survey: Majority of Valley residents want choice in how their electricity is made

Fresno Business Journal, August 26, 2016 A new survey finds that a majority of Central Valley residents want a choice in how their electricity is generated, and would be supportive of providing electricity produced locally if the revenues were reinvested back into the local economy. The survey was commissioned by the Clean Power Exchange (CPX) and […]

Solar power facility goes live in Kings

HANFORD – A 1,000-acre solar power facility on 25th Avenue near Lemoore began generating enough electricity this month to power 45,000 homes. The 100-megawatt Mustang project, developed by Recurrent Energy, a subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc., began delivering electricity to Sonoma Clean Power and Marin Clean Energy in the Bay Area this month. Construction of […]