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AES Proposing to Build Largest Battery Facility in the World in Long Beach

Power company AES Corp. may soon win approval for a 300-megawatt battery facility that would be capable of storing more electrical power than any such facility previously constructed. “It is the largest that we know of in the world,” AES Southland President Jennifer Didlo said. AES and its affiliates are simultaneously pursuing three major projects for the […]

The L.A. DWP to Install Rooftop Solar: Potential for Community Choice Programs

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) wants to pay homeowners in the city’s southeastern neighborhoods to install solar panels on their roofs, and Community Choice Energy (CCE) programs should be taking note. The DWP’s program would credit eligible homeowners $30 per month, or $360 per year to host city-owned solar panels on their property. […]

Northgate Markets and Emerson Partner to Bring Food Waste Recycling System to California

ANAHEIM, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Whether they’re craving cilantro-speckled guacamole or tangy ceviche that still tastes of the ocean, Northgate Markets is a destination for shoppers who want a foodie experience with every trip to the market. The bountiful options offer shoppers a bigger selection of fresh, healthy food—but create a dilemma for supermarkets like Northgate itself: What […]

Why Pico Rivera Is Considering Getting into the Energy Business

PICO RIVERA >> The City Council may change the way electricity is provided to its residents and businesses, which officials say has the potential to be a “monumental act” in the city’s history. In December they will consider an ordinance authorizing the city to procure energy and its intent to be part of a Joint […]

Orange Line Secures Funding for Electric Buses

The U.S. Department of Transportation has provided a $4.3 million grant to bring electric buses to the Orange Line busway in the San Fernando Valley. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will contribute $5.8 million in matching funds for the purchase of five 60-foot New Flyer Xcelsior XE40 electric buses and eight charging stations. […]

Tesla Debuts Sleek Glass Solar Rooftop Tiles

Tesla has taken a major step towards delivering on its vision of providing integrated solar, energy storage and electric vehicle technologies with the unveiling Monday of its new solar glass roof tile and Powerwall energy storage system. At an event on the lot for the TV show “Desperate Housewives” at Universal Studio in Los Angeles, […]

Jay Leno Shows Us Why La’s Electric Buses Are Something to Marvel At

One rare treat for Los Angeles drivers stuck in traffic is the elusive Jay Leno car sighting. Like an Angelyne in blue jeans, Jay can be spotted from miles away, usually he’s behind the wheel of a goofy looking car built before World War I. But Leno isn’t only interested in 20th century gas guzzlers. […]

City of Torrance First to Join New Advisory Committee

Just after midnight last night the Torrance City Council reviewed and voted on a motion to officially join the South Bay Clean Power (SBCP) Advisory Committee. The Ad Hoc SBCP Working Group is now evolving into an Advisory Committee with elected representatives and staff from each city who together with other key stakeholders will review […]

SCE Green Rate Program Not so Renewable Green but Plenty More Green in Rates

We’re flattered that Southern California Edison is now trying to appeal to potential Community Choice Aggregation customers by offering new “Green Rate” options of 50% and 100% renewable energy. We only wish it was a more serious and legitimate attempt to build out the distributed energy resources we so desperately need. Unfortunately, it’s a very […]

Conservative Desert Town on the Cusp of Emerging Solar Trend

Kathy Reinhart bought a new home in north Los Angeles County last year, picking it for its single-story design, new construction upgrades, and extra bedrooms for visiting children and grandchildren. She also liked the shiny solar panels on the tiled roof of the beige and brown house. Solar wasn’t the home’s top draw in the […]