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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2007 | Margot Roosevelt, Times Staff Writer
The California Energy Commission on Wednesday imposed new rules that effectively forbid the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and all other municipal utilities in the state from signing new contracts with coal-fired power plants. The move, together with identical regulations imposed on private utilities in January, is a significant step toward reducing the contribution of California, the world's sixth largest economy, to global warming.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
The head of the California Public Utilities Commission said Tuesday that the permanent closure of the San Onofre nuclear plant leaves significant unanswered questions about the future energy supply for Southern California, particularly for San Diego and southern Orange counties. "How much we pay for power, how much we need, what kind of summers we have for the next couple of years, these are all matters of some uncertainty," CPUC Chairman Michael Peevey said in a meeting with The Times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
A South Bay congressman called on the California Energy Commission to reject a controversial proposal to replace an aging power plant near the Redondo Beach waterfront with a new, smaller plant. The fate of the plant, which came online in 1948 and is near homes and the city's popular King Harbor area, has been a point of contention for decades. Many residents consider the facility an eyesore. “We should take this opportunity to permanently retire the power plant in Redondo Beach if it is feasible to do so,” Waxman wrote in a letter to the commission, which launched a review of the project last month and will hold its first public hearing Tuesday.
BUSINESS
June 6, 2013 | By Cale Ottens
With demand for energy-efficient homes surging in Southern California, home builders are producing more houses with rooftop solar power systems than ever before. About 4,000 new homes were built with a rooftop solar power system last year in California alone, SunPower Corp. announced Wednesday. That figure nearly doubled year-over-year from 2011 to 2012, the company reported. SunPower, headquartered in San Jose, designs and builds solar panels and systems. The company recently installed its 10,000th system on a home near San Diego.  Home buyers in Southern California are starting to realize how much they could save by purchasing a new home with a solar power system installed on the roof, said Matt Brost, SunPower's national sales director.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2007 | Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writer
Firing the latest salvo in a battle over the future of the Klamath River, the California Energy Commission on Monday reaffirmed its stand that removing four hydroelectric dams that block salmon migration would cost less than trying to keep them. In December, the commission issued a report asserting that removing the dams and purchasing replacement power would cost roughly $100 million less than installing extensive new fish ladders for imperiled salmon and steelhead.
BUSINESS
August 4, 1987 | GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
The twin bell towers that grace St. Vincent De Paul's soon-to-open shelter for the homeless appear to be a logical extension of the classic Spanish-style mission architecture that dominates so many of Southern California's buildings. There will indeed be a bell in one of the towers--along with an electronic carillon. The distinctive towers were designed to act as a beacon for San Diego's homeless. But the towers that rise above the homes and warehouses near the intersection of 16th St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1986 | DAVID SMOLLAR, Times Staff Writer
Citing unanswered questions about the possibility of toxic chemicals being spewed into the air, the American Lung Assn. of San Diego and Imperial Counties announced its opposition Tuesday to the controversial waste-to-energy plant proposed for Kearny Mesa, near Miramar Naval Air Station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1985 | KENNETH F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
A state board Wednesday authorized up to $306 million in state bond financing for a trash-to-energy plant on Kearny Mesa that would convert 30% of San Diego County's garbage into electricity. A site for the plant, near the Miramar Naval Air Station, will be determined after Navy and city officials complete a land swap. So far, Signal RESCO Inc.
BUSINESS
February 5, 2005 | Andrew Wang, Times Staff Writer
A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Friday that consumer appliance manufacturers must comply with state laws that require them to display information about energy consumption on products they sell in California. The ruling by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower-court decision in a 2002 lawsuit filed by appliance manufacturers associations against the California Energy Commission.
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