Monday, December 29, 2008

25x'25 Seeks to Extend SJVCEO Success to Virginia!

A joint effort between the 25x'25 Alliance and California's San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization (SJVCEO) to encourage renewable energy use and development in the San Joaquin Valley may engender a similar effort in Virginia. The SJVCEO was created last year to lead a regional effort to develop, plan and implement energy efficiencies and clean energy. The 25x'25 Alliance and SJVCEO entered into an agreement in August, 2007, to work together to make the San Joaquin Valley a regional "demonstration project" for the achievement of the goals of the 25x'25 initiative. The San Joaquin Valley is recognized worldwide as an agricultural powerhouse and is one of the fastest growing regions in the nation. State 25x'25 Activities Coordinator Brent Bailey, who is bringing California and Virginia clean energy advocates together, says Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, which extends along Virginia's western border and encompasses seven counties, including five of the state's largest agricultural producers, is well-suited to serve as a demonstration project for the development and deployment of clean, renewable energy. He cites the area's potential for biodiesel production, the capture of landfill methane for energy, an accommodating transportation and business infrastructure, and government, academic and corporate support for a renewable energy development.

The leaders of the SJVCEO and the Shenandoah Valley project are exploring partnership opportunities that will create more federal support to accelerate the implementation of projects in each area. Each project area has its own set of unique characteristics that lend to the potential development of a wide array of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that can be the focus of a "coast to coast" demonstration of technologies and applications. "While specific objectives and outcomes may differ, the 25x'25 energy vision has provided the common link for collaboration for these two projects," Bailey said.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Become a Part of the Clean Energy Movement

We believe that working together we can create a better quality of life in the Valley. We ask you to show that you believe too…

The San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization is proud to announce our new on-line giving webpage! Now, you are just one click away from being able to support the organization online!

When you make an investment in the San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization you help the Valley by funding critical energy projects and demonstrations. When you make a donation to the SJVCEO you can be assured that 100% of your donation goes directly to the cause. Also, all financial contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

We are building great momentum in our efforts to secure financial sponsorships. Through individual donations, corporate contributions and grant awards the SJVCEO has been able to establish a strong presence in the Central Valley. However, in this key time we need your contribution to help us continue to build the financial resources needed to become the foremost clean energy group in the San Joaquin Valley.
Please, invest in the future, today…

Thank you for your dedication to the San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization; it is through your efforts that we do succeed!