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Ventura: Take the Lead, Going Green with Electric Vehicles

There is a global climate change crisis. No question. And Ventura County is near ground zero in that crisis. Take a look. We’re experiencing the worst of drought, fires, and water shortages. The projections of sea level rise that will impact our coastline are alarming. These local impacts have the fingerprints of climate change all […]

Manhattan Beach will switch to 100 percent clean power for city facilities

All Manhattan Beach city facilities will be powered by 100 percent green energy starting next month. At a council meeting this week, local leaders voted to increase the city’s elected power tier with the Clean Power Alliance from 50 percent to 100 percent renewable energy. “It’s not an understatement to say this would be the […]

How LADWP Uses Two Lakes To Store Energy Like A Giant Battery

If L.A. is going to stop burning fossil fuels by 2045 — a key goal of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s proposed Green New Deal — it must store a lot more of the excess solar and wind energy it produces during the day so it doesn’t have to rely on gas and coal energy to power […]

Garcetti pulls back on promise of ‘zero bad air’ in L.A. by 2025

It was one of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s most dramatic pledges in his sweeping “Green New Deal” for Los Angeles: “We will have zero days of unhealthy air quality by 2025.” The goal, it turns out, was not as ambitious as it sounded. Rather than using current federal health standards, the mayor’s plan relied on an outdated measure […]

City of Baldwin Park Joins CalChoice

By Karen Villasenor. On April 17, the City of Baldwin Park joined California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice) and became the hybrid joint power authority’s (JPA) tenth associate member. CalChoice will be assisting the City in implementing a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program which is expected to launch in September 2020. “Improving our residents’ quality of life is the City’s […]

Will smoggy L.A. have ‘zero bad air’ in 2025? Don’t hold your breath

It was one of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s most dramatic pledges in his sweeping “Green New Deal” for Los Angeles: “We will have zero days of unhealthy air quality by 2025.” The goal, it turns out, was not as ambitious as it sounded. Rather than using current federal health standards, the mayor’s plan relied on an outdated measure […]

Los Angeles sets dramatic new goals for electric cars and clean buildings

Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled a sweeping plan for a more sustainable Los Angeles on Monday, calling for dramatic changes to the car culture, buildings and air quality of America’s second-largest city. The mayor’s sustainability plan imagines a city where, by the mid-2030s, 80% of the cars run on electricity or zero-emission fuel, 80% of the […]

Southern California Edison Picks 195MW Battery Portfolio in Place of Puente Gas Plant

What started as a routine gas plant procurement ended as a testament to the changing electrical grid. This week, utility Southern California Edison selected a roster of energy storage projects to supply local capacity needs around the coastal city of Oxnard, instead of the 262-megawatt natural-gas peaker plant it had chosen previously. If regulators give their approval, […]

Report shows LADWP’s lag in solar deployment

It’s hardly a secret that California dominates solar deployment. Not only was the state a pioneer in solar policy and put some of the nation’s first large-scale solar plants online starting in the late 1980s, but it has kept relatively steady policy support while other states have gone back and forth on their commitments. This […]

Electrifying miles and milestones for the Antelope Valley Transit Authority’s buses

It’s not often that a city transit authority gets to look cool and cutting-edge. But sometime next month, the Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) — a public bus operator that serves a region north of Los Angeles at the bottom tip of the Mojave Desert — will pass a pretty awesome tech and environmental milestone: its electric transit […]