Entries by Matt Brown

Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris Delivers Keynote to CalCCA Annual Meeting

Lancaster, CA. October 12, 2017– The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) hosted its 2017 annual meeting last week at the Riverside Convention Center. Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris delivered the keynote address to nearly 200 attendees, who represented both existing community choice aggregators (CCAs) and emerging CCAs. Mayor Parris’ presentation focused on motivating the group […]

City of Lancaster Zero Net Energy Home Ordinance Approved by California Energy Commission

Lancaster, CA. October 12, 2017 – The City of Lancaster has achieved yet another milestone toward its sustainability goals. Committed to developing a zero net energy community, which produces more energy than it consumes, Lancaster officials and staff continue to pursue avenues that substantiate a truly sustainable blueprint for the City. Toward this end, the […]

State Senate Designates City of Lancaster as an Alternative Energy Research Center of Excellence for the State of California

Senate Resolution 62, Introduced by Senator Scott Wilk, Recognizes the City of Lancaster’s many Successful Alternative Energy and Climate Change Initiatives Today, the California State Senate passed a resolution recognizing the City of Lancaster’s many successful Alternative Energy and Climate Change initiatives. Senate Resolution 62, introduced by Senator Scott Wilk (R – Antelope Valley), passed […]

City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris Delivers Keynote Speech at Annual Net Zero Conference

Lancaster, CA. August 28, 2017 – City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris delivered the keynote address at the Net Zero 2017 Conference last Thursday afternoon. Organized by Verdical Group, a leading green building consulting firm, and held at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ IBEW/NECA Net Zero Plus Facility in Commerce, California, the annual […]

Streetlights that Charge Electric Cars Arrive in California City

As the market for electric vehicles continues to grow, electric-car infrastructure will need to keep up with the growing population of them. To solve the problem, companies are looking at a variety of new and innovative ways to charge more cars without actually taking up more space. Enter the ebee Smart Technologies streetlight charging station—which […]

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Lancaster Gets Charging Stations

“Lancaster has paired up with a German company to provide electric vehicle charging stations at the base of five streetlights in the downtown area. The charging units made by Ebee Smart Technologies GmbH in Berlin have been installed throughout Europe. A grant from the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District covers 80 percent of the […]

City of Lancaster, CA Partners with ebee Smart Technologies to Launch BLVD Streetlight Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Today marks the launch of the City of Lancaster’s BLVD Streetlight Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging demonstration, a cutting-edge project which seamlessly integrates EV chargers into five streetlights along the City’s popular central downtown destination, The BLVD. These charging units are made by ebee Smart Technologies, whose innovative controller technology makes installing public and semi-public charging […]

City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris Keynote Speaker at San Diego Community Choice Energy Forum 2017

Lancaster, CA. March 10, 2017 – City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris today delivered the keynote address at the San Diego Community Choice Energy Forum 2017, conveying the importance and impact of the City of Lancaster’s numerous sustainability and climate change initiatives. The event — which is hosted by the Climate Action Campaign, Renovate […]

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City of Lancaster and sPower Announce Completion of First 10MW Renewable Energy Project in Support of Lancaster Choice Energy

Lancaster, CA. December 16, 2016  – Marking yet another milestone in its journey toward Zero Net Energy status, today the City of Lancaster and sPower, an independent energy producer, announced that the Western Antelope Dry Ranch utility-scale solar power facility became operational at the beginning of this month. This new facility is now producing 10MW […]