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LA County Environmental Report Card a ‘Surprise and a Disappointment’

Researchers at UCLA have spent the past year trying to answer this question: how well is L.A. County doing at saving energy, cleaning up the air and addressing climate change? The answer is: not nearly as well as it thinks. “Despite tremendous leadership in California and in the region on a wide variety of air […]

Public Energy Programs Save Customers Money — at least in the beginning

Southern California Edison customers looking to cure their power-bill pain might find some relief in Los Angeles County’s new government-run energy program — but the track records of similar public energy efforts show that the initial cost advantage doesn’t last. From California to Massachusetts, the kinds of community energy programs that L.A. County approved this […]

Why Did L.A. County Create Another Utility?

As Los Angeles County moves to set up its own utility, customers will have a chance to break with longtime power provider Southern California Edison beginning in mid-2018. The Board of Supervisors’ unanimous vote Tuesday to create the public energy program requires customers to decide whether to stay with Edison or sign up with the […]

Redondo Beach Moves Forward on Energy Program Study

The City of Redondo Beach is cautiously continuing its look toward providing renewable energy for itself and its residents, directing staff to analyze the effects of participating in a joint agreement with other cities throughout the South Bay or L.A. County. The action is essentially a do-over of direction made on March 21, when a […]

L.A. County Plans a Utility to Compete with Southern California Edison

Southern California Edison customers in Los Angeles County soon will have a new way to get their electricity under a plan approved Tuesday by the County Board of Supervisors to lower bills and increase clean energy use. The board, which voted 5-0 in favor of the public energy program, says the plan will help reduce […]

GE, SCE Debut Unique Battery-Gas Turbine Hybrid in California

GE and Southern California Edison (SCE) showed the world a new battery-gas turbine hybrid system that should help balance out renewable energy and demand fluctuations, officials with both companies said Monday. The system, called the LM6000 Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine (Hybrid EGT), includes two units GE delivered for SCE earlier this year. The units went […]

Greener Energy and Lower Utility Bills?

If I offered to reduce your utility bill, help green the environment and even create new jobs, you might be tempted to question my sanity. Or worse. But you’d be wrong because there’s a proven and exciting new way of providing green power to Los Angeles County consumers that can reduce greenhouse gases as well […]

Torrance City Council Votes to Review South Bay Clean Power Business Plan

April 4th the Torrance City Council Council voted 6-1 to approve their City Manager’s recommendations that they: 1) Receive and file the South Bay Clean Power (SBCP) Working Group’s draft Joint Powers Authority Agreement, Business Plan, and presentation; and 2) Receive and file the Los Angeles Community Choice Energy Working Group’s final Joint Powers Authority Agreement and […]

Redondo Beach May Get into the Alternative Energy Game

Nothing at the Redondo Beach City Council seems to happen these days without controversy. In the final minutes of Tuesday’s council meeting, two demonstrators scolded the governing body and questioned the science behind global warming. It was the last meeting for Mayor Steve Aspel, who lost his re-election bid earlier this month and for outgoing […]

Does LA-Area Need All That Natural Gas from Aliso Canyon? Not Really, Study Finds

Southern California won’t plunge into darkness this summer or next winter if the Aliso Canyon natural gas facility remains untapped for a while longer, according to conclusions reached in a Los Angeles County study. The findings, compiled by researchers with EES Consulting Inc., contradict warnings by state regulators of rolling blackouts and no heat if […]