How did sustainability start for Tony’s? Our sustainability journey can be traced back to 2002, when we began sourcing Organic, Fair Trade, Shade Grown coffee. Since then, we moved to 100% green power, doubled our roasting efficiency, offset our roastery’s carbon footprint, and continue to support causes that we care about. Our commitment to sourcing…
The Turlock Irrigation District approved a pilot project testing the construction of solar panels over canals in the San Joaquin Valley.
- The decision was based on research demonstrating that covering the 4,000 miles of California’s water canals with solar panels could reduce evaporation by as much as 82%, saving up to 63 billion gallons of water per year in a drought-affected region.
- This would also generate 13 gigawatts of renewable energy – about 16% of California’s current capacity.
- This multi-benefit solution is not without challenges, including cleaning the panels, accessing the canals for maintenance, and handling delivery of the electricity to a usable load.
Read the full article from UC Merced here.