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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • Time for users to pay fair share

    The city of Glendale is poised to do the right thing: increase electricity rates and refuse to coddle the consumers who like their electricity cheap and dirty. The fossil-fuel industry receives massive government subsidies, starting with virtually...
  • California to get $750 million in energy crisis settlement

     California to get $750 million in energy crisis settlement
    SACRAMENTO — A Canadian power company will pay California electricity ratepayers $750 million to settle allegations that it bought electricity from the state and then sold it back at a huge markup during the energy crisis of 2000 and 2001. The...
  • Japan may upgrade severity of Fukushima radioactive water leak

    TOKYO -- Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority is considering a heightened "serious incident" designation for the leakage of 300 tons of highly radioactive water at the tsunami-damaged nuclear plant at Fukushima. The country's nuclear regulator earlier...
  • 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...
  • Greenest of the green: Top efficiency-boosting home improvements

    Greenest of the green: Top efficiency-boosting home improvements
    Forget wondering who's the fairest; when it comes to choosing home improvements that make your home look good - from the curb and to potential buyers - it may make more sense to ask "Who's the greenest of them all." Sustainable home improvements not...
  • Out of the Blue: Speak up against San Onofre

    Amid a spate of promising economic news, home values are climbing. Now for the bad news. For the first time in human history, the concentration of climate-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is nearing the milestone level of 400 parts per million....
  • Adding Hydropower To State Energy Mix Makes Sense

    A good bill to get more clean energy into Connecticut has been held up in the House. That's too bad. The House should pass the bill, which has already passed the Senate. It would likely lower Connecticut's sky-high electric rates while decreasing the...
  • Electricity rate hikes back on the radar in Glendale

    Electricity rate hikes back on the radar in Glendale
    Glendale will host a series of community meetings to discuss a schedule of electricity rate increases that city officials say are needed to pay for badly needed infrastructure upgrades and to improve the utility’s financial footing. The meetings...
  • Glendale could see $57 million-worth of improvement projects in the pipeline

    Glendale officials have proposed budgeting $57 million next fiscal year for capital improvement projects, including park, street and utility improvements, adding to what City Manager Scott Ochoa this week said was "a lot of good stuff" coming in the...
  • Glendale could reduce coal-generated power

    Glendale Water & Power commissioners are recommending that Glendale's utility wean itself off coal before 2027, with one calling it a "politically important" symbol. If the City Council ultimately decides to go along with the recommendation and make the...