• Part Two: IID and Renova Solar Battle Over Legislation

    Imperial Irrigation District is on the attack, they want their customers to oppose legislation introduced by Assemblyman Chad Mayes, (R) Yucca Valley, that would require IID to add six Coachella Valley members to their board made up of five Imperial County members. Emmanuel Martinez with IID says AB 854 is being pushed by the CEO […]

  • California Becomes First State to Mandate Solar Power for New Homes

    California became the first state in the nation to require homes built in 2020 and later be solar powered, following a vote by the Building Standards Commission. The unanimous action on Wednesday finalizes a previous vote by the Energy Commission and fulfills a decade-old goal to make the state reliant on cleaner energy. “These provisions […]

  • Major Solar Facility Approved for Desert East of Coachella Valley

    A solar facility set to occupy more than 3,000 acres east of the Coachella Valley has received final approval from the federal government, the Bureau of Land Management said Thursday. The 500-megawatt Palen Solar Project is slated for construction about 10 miles east of Desert Center, north of Interstate 10, according to the BLM, which […]

  • Clean Energy & Water Saving Program Hits 1,000-Home Milestone In Coachella Valley

    COACHELLA VALLEY, Calif., February 8, 2017– When City Councils throughout the Coachella Valley voted to adopt the HERO program, their goal was to help local homeowners make energy and efficiency upgrades that could reduce utility bills and greenhouse gas emissions while creating local clean-energy jobs. Today, it’s clear that the program is working. Through its partnership with […]

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