Archive for Water/Energy

New EPA Report to Congress Highlights National Success in Clean Air Benefits

Apr 30, 2013 No Comments

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — More than 50,000 older diesel powered engines were upgraded or replaced between 2008 to 2010 because of Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) funding which resulted in major clean air benefits and fuel savings, according a new report issued today – the “Second Report to Congress: Highlights of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Program” by [...]

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City of Fresno Joins National ‘Fix a Leak Week’

Mar 08, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – On average, more than 10,000 gallons of water is wasted per household and 1 trillion gallons nationwide due to running toilets, dripping faucets and other minor household leaks. To help curtail this waste, the City of Fresno, along with other members of the Central Valley Water Awareness Committee, joins the U.S. Environmental Protection [...]

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40 Under 40: Adam Avila – The Alvarado Group/Highlands Energy Services

Jan 29, 2013 No Comments

Adam Avila is the CEO of The Alvarado Group.  It is a coalition of companies that includes civil engineering and construction company Vanguard Construction Services, general contracting company Highlands Diversified, and Highlands Energy Services, which focuses on energy conservation. Vanguard’s major projects include the Fresno veterans home and the dam endeavor at Shaver Lake.  Highlands [...]

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40 Under 40: Kurtis Willey – Agri-Valley Irrigation

Jan 21, 2013 No Comments

Kurtis Willey spent most of his childhood in Fresno, and later on lived in Clovis and graduated from Buchanan High School.  He then attended Fresno City College and California State University, Fresno, where he earned a degree in accounting in 2009.  After graduation he started as an intern at CPA firm Slater Moffat Associates, and [...]

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Madden Library to Honor Donor of the Year

Jan 18, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Jack Woolf will be honored at the Fresno State Madden Library’s 13th Annual Donor Recognition Reception, Friday, Jan. 18 in the Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery on the library’s second floor. The event will start with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception at 6 p.m., followed by the donor recognition ceremony at 8 p.m. “We [...]

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Business Street Online Presents the Year in Pictures

Dec 31, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Business Street Online would like to take a visual look back on 2012 with our 2012 Year in Pictures.  2012 was another memorable year for central California business, and Business Street Online is looking forward to bringing you coverage of more memorable news events in 2013. In celebration of New Year’s Day, [...]

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Fresno Energy Assessment Program Praised

Nov 27, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin and representatives from the California Energy Commission and Pacific Gas & Electric gathered at the home of former California State Assembly Member Juan Arambula and his wife, Amy for a press conference to promote the City of Fresno’s Home Energy Tune-Up Program. After having the free energy assessment [...]

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PG&E Offers Energy Saving Tips For The Holiday Season

Nov 21, 2012 No Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, CA  - Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season tomorrow, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) offers the following energy-saving tips to help customers save energy and money.   No-cost Energy Saving Tips: When using your furnace, set your heating thermostat at 68 degrees or lower during the day, health permitting. Set your thermostat at [...]

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