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Convergence. It’s what happens when two competing ideas begin to merge. For the past 7 years, Tesla has been going it alone when it comes to building charging infrastructure for the electric cars is produces. Its Supercharger locations were dedicated solely to Tesla drivers. If you drove a LEAF or a Chevy Bolt, you were […]
Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) is tapping into existing infrastructure at its wastewater treatment plant to be able to process food waste and convert it to renewable power or transportation fuel. Organics will be processed at its Puente Hills materials recovery facility (MRF), where contaminants will be removed, and a slurry will be created, […]
On Feb. 12, one day after the city of Los Angeles abandoned its plan to rebuild three coastal power plants, environmentalist Dan Brotman urged Glendale city officials at the end of a five-hour council meeting to take heed. “We all understand this is going to be very challenging for Los Angeles, and no doubt there are risks, […]
Los Angeles City Councilmember Nury Martinez flipped the switch on the largest rooftop solar interconnection in Sun Valley on Feb. 28. The installation is the latest building to take advantage of the CLEAN LA Solar program — also known as the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) Feed-in Tariff (FiT) program — which […]
Former California Senator Kevin de León is back in campaign mode after announcing this month he will vie for a city council seat in Los Angeles, and is continuing to center environmental issues among his core policy interests. Speaking at a University of California-Berkeley energy summit on Friday, de León expounded on environmental racism and […]
Mayor Eric Garcetti reaffirmed Los Angeles’ commitment to securing a carbon- and pollution-free energy future for Angelenos in a groundbreaking announcement today that the nation’s largest municipal utility will not be moving forward with a controversial plan to rebuild three of its natural gas plants. The announcement related to Los Angeles Department of Water and Power […]
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti thrilled environmentalists and public health advocates with his announcement that the Department of Water and Power won’t spend billions of dollars rebuilding three gas-fired power plants along the coast. But now the hard work starts: figuring out how to replace the three facilities without raising energy prices or increasing the […]
Los Angeles is abandoning a plan to spend billions of dollars rebuilding three natural gas power plants along the coast, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday, in a move to get the city closer to its goal of 100% renewable energy and improve air quality in highly polluted communities. The mayor’s decision marks an abrupt change […]
An alternative to Southern California Edison hit the scene this month in a big way. On Feb. 1, roughly 946,000 customers in 29 cities and Los Angeles and Ventura counties became customers of the Clean Power Alliance. Even though many customers might not realize the change in their power producer, the emergence of community choice aggregation is dramatically changing […]
Leaders from the City of Moorpark and the Clean Power Alliance (CPA) took time last week to answer residents’ questions about the city’s new electricity provider. “We decided to have this meeting due to some confusion in the community about the CPA rollout, how it works and what it would mean for the residents,” Jessica […]