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St. Joseph’s awarded for recycling program

St. Joseph’s awarded for recycling program

STOCKTON — St. Joseph’s Medical Center has been recognized for its environmental efforts. The Stockton hospital received the 2014 “Greenhealth Partner for Change” Award from Practice Greenhealth. The organization “empowers…

Tracy upgrades streetlights to LED

TRACY — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the city of Tracy have begun work to upgrade nearly 700 streetlights with  light-emitting diode (LED) lights, in an effort to…

Exploring solar systems

Exploring solar systems

STOCKTON — Look around your neighborhood and it’s likely you’ll notice more homes with solar panels on their roofs. In the past couple of years solar has become much more…

McNerney water bills to be introduced in Senate

McNerney water bills to be introduced in Senate

Two water efficiency bills written by Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, will be introduced in the U.S. Senate, McNerney’s office said. The bills call for tax credits for water-efficient purchases and…

Groundwater forum set for April 15 at CSU Stanislaus

TURLOCK — CSU Stanislaus and the Turlock Chamber of Commerce are cosponsoring a public forum on groundwater featuring experts from the university, city of Turlock, Stanislaus County and state. The…

Port of Stockton takes creative approach to green business

Port of Stockton takes creative approach to green business

STOCKTON — As you drive along Stockton’s crosstown freeway, you may have wondered about the plume billowing from the Port of Stockton. It’s coming from the new biomass power plant,…

Green Team San Joaquin helps businesses reduce costs, create jobs while aiding environment

Green Team San Joaquin helps businesses reduce costs, create jobs while aiding environment

STOCKTON — Business owners often associate the term “green” with added operating expenses and costs. A committee within the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce named Green Team San Joaquin has…

DTE biomass power plant producing electricity for homes

DTE biomass power plant producing electricity for homes

STOCKTON — Stockton Biomass, the renewable energy plant owned by DTE at the Port of Stockton, has been producing electricity on a commercial basis since Feb. 21, the company said.…

Public invited to meeting on Stockton’s climate action plan

STOCKTON — Stockton residents will get a chance to learn more about the city’s plan to deal with climate change at a workshop Monday evening. The committee with representatives from…

Central Valley reservoirs remain low despite rain

Late February rains put a dent in the state’s water deficit but weren’t enough to snap California’s drought. According to the Department of Water Resources’ snow survey on Feb. 27,…