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The two key questions about going to 100% renewables in Los Angeles

In Hollywood, the big stars can sell a movie by themselves and Hollywood’s utility wants to know if renewables are ready for stardom. In 2016, the Los Angeles City Council asked the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to study the possibility of moving to a 100% renewables resource mix. For renewables, this could be […]

Los Angeles ranked No. 1 in US for solar energy use

Dive Brief: Los Angeles ranks No. 1 in the nation for its use of solar energy, according to a new report by the Environment America Research & Policy Center and its state affiliates. The city moved up from last year’s No. 2 spot, overtaking San Diego. The cities of Honolulu, Phoenix and San Jose, CA, made up […]

Glendale Commission recommends testing the renewable-energy market for Grayson project

After reviewing the final environmental impact report on the proposed Grayson Power Plant renovation project, the Glendale Water & Power Commission voted Monday to recommend that City Council take no action on the report and instead test the renewable-energy market for additional alternatives. Commissioners are asking that instead of certifying the final impact report, which […]

Community choice energy—a golden opportunity

Last month, the Santa Clarita City Council wrote letters to California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris and Representative Steve Knight in support of national policies that “acknowledge the threat posed by climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and take into account the impacts, causes and challenges of climate change in a clear, transparent and […]

Calabasas sees power in green energy

Calabasas is one step closer to becoming a green city. In 2017 the City Council decided it wanted to steer businesses and residences toward the use of electricity generated by clean energy sources. On Feb. 28 the council voted on exactly how much of the power generated by wind, solar and hydro-electric will be made […]

Powering Down: Four Oxnard power plants to close this year, two proposals suspended in Oxnard, Santa Paula

The Ormond Beach Generating Station will go offline come October, but its fate as a former mainstay on the Oxnard coast remains a mystery as no plans have been made for its removal, and who bears responsibility for such a task remains unclear. NRG Energy subsidiary GenOn owns the Ormond Beach and Mandalay generating stations […]

Baldwin Park could go into the energy business, but the idea is not universally popular

Baldwin Park may change the way electricity is provided to its residents and businesses, which officials say could save the them money  — and critics say is unnecessary. The City Council voted 3-2 at its meeting last week to commission $63,000 technical study on the viability of the city buying its own energy on the […]

News Analysis: Clean Power Alliance Faces Hurdles in Delivering on Promises

Later this year, South Pasadena residents, businesses, city facilities, and schools will begin getting their electricity in a new way from the Clean Power Alliance of Southern California. The Alliance—an organization formed by Los Angeles and Ventura Counties and 29 cities, including South Pasadena—promises to immediately save people money on monthly power bills and deliver […]

Study shows Los Angeles can reach 100% renewable energy by 2030 with help from solar

A report by Synapse Energy Economics and Food & Water Watch shows that with a combination of new wind and solar sources, investments in storage and energy efficiency and smart management of the grid, the Los Angeles Department of Power and Water (LADWP) can achieve a 100% clean energy system by the 2030. The research […]

Santa Barbara Will Consider Joining LA-Based Community Choice Energy Program

The city of Santa Barbara will study whether to join the Clean Power Alliance, a Los Angeles-based group that allows cities to pull together to purchase electricity wholesale, and then sell it to is community members. Council members Kristen Sneddon and Jason Dominguez requested that the Santa Barbara City Council discuss the matter at Tuesday’s council meeting. The council […]