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Oil derricks and refineries would disappear from the region. Gas stations would become irrelevant. Streetscapes would be dominated by electric vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians. That’s the vision laid out in a sustainability plan that will be considered Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. If carried out, the list of 159 action items included in […]
The Southern California city of Glendale officially dropped a $500 million gas peaker project that it nearly approved last spring, and instead picked up the mantle of clean energy leadership. The city council voted in April 2018 to pause development on the 262-megawatt repowering of the Grayson Power Plant and examine clean energy alternatives. Now, the […]
While it has been no secret that the City of Glendale, California has been looking to re-power the aging gas-fired Grayson Power Plant with renewables, details the scope of that project, as well as the carveouts for each specific type of generation proved to be scarce. That all has changed, however, as the city has […]
A day after the FBI served a search warrant on the L.A. Department of Water and Power, Mayor Eric Garcetti showed General Manager David Wright the door. FBI agents searched the downtown offices of LADWP and City Attorney Mike Feuer on Monday. While spokespeople for both the FBI and U.S. attorney’s office declined to describe […]
DELTA, Utah — The smokestack at Intermountain Power Plant looms mightily over rural Utah, belching steam and pollution across a landscape of alfalfa fields and desert shrub near the banks of the Sevier River. Five hundred miles away, Los Angeles is trying to lead the world in fighting climate change. But when Angelenos flip a light […]
When Eric Garcetti ran for mayor six years ago, he rode a wave of anger over the political power wielded by the union that represents workers at the Department of Water and Power — and later vowed to reform the agency that Los Angeles residents love to hate. That effort has since been eclipsed by […]
Los Angeles, CA–Clean Power Alliance (CPA) signed three new competitively priced long-term power purchase agreements, including two new solar projects and one existing small hydroelectric project. The projects were approved by CPA’s Board of Directors at their June 28th board meeting. All of the projects are located in Southern California in areas with low environmental impacts and […]
A proposal to rebuild Glendale’s aging power plant includes significantly less natural gas than a now-scrapped plan from last year — but still doesn’t sit well with environmental advocates who think any amount is too much. Under the plan recommended by the Glendale Water & Power Commission this week, several soon-to-be retired gas turbines at […]
MALIBU, CA — Malibu City Council approved having all City facilities to run on 100 percent renewable electricity generated from non-polluting, clean and renewable sources such as solar, wind, and hydroelectric power during the June 24 City Council meeting, as part of the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget, the City of Malibu press release said. “Malibu […]
The Clean Power Alliance (CPA) has signed three long-term power purchase agreements, including two new solar projects and one existing small hydro project. All three projects are located in southern California and will enable CPA to meet its customers’ renewable energy demand, lower costs and comply with state renewable energy mandates, according to a press […]