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Two years ago, the Redondo Beach City Council moved to explore joining a joint-powers agreement that would, literally, join the city’s electrical power together with that of neighboring cities. In the process, Redondo Beach would push toward using renewable energy sources. At the Council’s March 21 meeting, plans to further explore that path carried despite […]
A 250-megawatt solar electric generating station built on an Indian reservation near Las Vegas will soon start pushing energy to Los Angeles, tribal leaders said Sunday. The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians and an energy firm called First Solar commissioned the Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project on Friday. The solar panels are located about 30 miles north of Las […]
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 America, […]
We appreciate Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson standing with the city against a new gas-fired Puente power plant. Her comment to the California Energy Commission states, “I believe CEC should focus their effort on developing storage solutions and assisting the state in moving away from natural gas facilities.” Ojai’s SimpliPhi seeks, in fact, to double its production of the […]
AES has submitted plans for a new, 1,040-MW gas-fired, combined-cycle plant to California regulators. California Energy Commission members Karen Douglas and Janea Scott are recommending the full five-member panel grant approval for the proposed Alamitos Energy Center as there are no significant environmental impacts foreseen, the Press-Telegram reported. If approved, the Alamitos Energy Center would be built […]
Are net-zero energy cities the future of sustainability? What would it mean if every newly constructed California home was energy independent? In 2014, the City of Lancaster, California was the first city to require solar panels on new homes. In doing so, it pioneered a policy that has since been adopted by several other California […]
It is our very great pleasure to publicly share the South Bay Clean Power draft Business Plan, which we have delivered to: Each of the 14 South Bay and Westside cities that requested to be part of the Los Angeles County CCA feasibility study. All five LA County Supervisors as well as the LA County CCA team we’ve been […]
Sustainability is a key value for the City of Santa Monica and its residents. Recently, the City set ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals, aiming to be completely carbon neutral by 2050 or sooner. When it comes to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, one of the first places to look is our energy supply. In order […]
Lancaster, California has moved beyond requiring solar panels on the rooftops of new houses. A newly passed city ordinance stipulates that those rooftop arrays meet the energy needs of those homes. The city started requiring solar on new homes back in 2014, pioneering a policy that has since been adopted by Sebastopol, Santa Monica and San Francisco, and which was introduced into the California […]
The City Council will consider Tuesday which direction to go when pursuing a new plan to buy and sell electricity in Santa Monica. A year ago, the Council decided to move forward to establish a local, not-for-profit, public agency to make decisions on sources of energy. The pursuit is part of an overall strategy in […]