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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • California's alternative-energy program under scrutiny

    California's alternative-energy program under scrutiny
    California is spending nearly $15 million to build 10 hydrogen fueling stations, even though just 227 hydrogen-powered vehicles exist in the state today. It's a hefty bet on the future, given that government officials have been trying for nine years,...
  • Push urged for more cool roofs in Baltimore

    Push urged for more cool roofs in Baltimore
    Leigh Peterson has one of the coolest roofs in Baltimore. Her rowhouse near Patterson Park sports a blinding white cap, topped by a row of shiny solar panels. Peterson, 29, a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,...
  • Glendale council OKs bonds for power utility upgrades

    Glendale council OKs bonds for power utility upgrades
    The City Council this week approved issuing $60 million in bonds for electricity-related capital improvements, a move that will cost city coffers about $3 million a year in principle and interest payments. The bonds, which were already incorporated into...
  • Proposed power plant restrictions raise questions on more limits

    Proposed power plant restrictions raise questions on more limits
    WASHINGTON — The tough restrictions on new power plant emissions proposed by the Obama administration Friday set the stage for the far thornier and significant decision due next year: What will the Environmental Protection Agency do to rein in...
  • Glendale City Council to consider electricity rate increases

    The City Council on Tuesday is set to discuss a controversial set of electricity rate increases that would raise the compounded rate by 29% for residents and 24% for businesses by 2018. The proposed hikes would begin with an average jump of 8% this...
  • City Council leans toward electricity rate hikes in Glendale

    The City Council took the first step toward increasing electricity rates Tuesday night, even after public speakers pleaded to not boost their bills and one woman was on the verge of being tossed out of council chambers. The majority of the council...
  • Glendale City Manager: Sell GWP or keep it?

    While the question has been brought up before — mostly rhetorically — Glendale's city manager asked City Council members this week if they want the city to continue running its home-grown utility, an entity that has been struggling financially...
  • This is not the time for rate increases

    The Glendale City Council should give more thought to ratepayers before raising electric rates nearly 30% over five years. Many ratepayers are still recovering from the worst economic downturn in recent memory. This is not the time for huge increases...
  • Ron Kaye: As certain as the lights coming on

    Ron Kaye: As certain as the lights coming on
    City Manager Scott Ochoa, armed with graphs and pie charts and a thousand details, spent 55 minutes offering a "relatively brief presentation" explaining why electricity rate hikes averaging 26 percent over the next five years are necessary or Glendale'...
  • Towns pay a high price for power

    Towns pay a high price for power
    Across the nation, cities are taking advantage of deals for cheaper electricity made possible by low-cost natural gas. But not in five Chicago suburbs and more than 200 other Midwestern towns that made a big bet on coal. Almost every month, Batavia,...
  • Using GWP as profit center is logical

    OK, some poor decisions may have been made in the past by Glendale city government regarding city employee pensions. Nevertheless, money to balance the city’s general fund budget would be in very short supply even if those decisions had never been...