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Less than a year after residents defeated a plan to build a power plant in South Gate, the controversial proposal appears back on track. The surprise resurrection of the 550-megawatt project has unleashed a new round of opposition from the blue-collar city and some of its neighbors in southeast Los Angeles County.
December 27, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Mitsubishi Corp. of Japan signed a contract to build a $611-million coal-fired power plant for Mexico's government-owned electricity company. The plant will have the capacity to generate 651 megawatts of power and will take three years and eight months to complete, the Federal Electricity Commission said. Mitsubishi will begin construction on the plant, in the southern state of Guerrero, on May 31, the commission said.
The world's largest microturbine power plant to run exclusively on methane gas produced by landfills was up and running Thursday at the Lopez Canyon Landfill in Lake View Terrace. City officials flipped the switch to start the plant that turns the gas--which otherwise would escape into the atmosphere--into enough electricity for 1,500 homes per day. The methane is produced by the decomposition of buried garbage at the now-closed dump.
December 12, 2000
Edison Mission Energy, the Irvine development, construction and management arm of Edison International, said Monday it started construction on a power plant last week after getting expedited approval from the California Energy Commission. The power generation facility will be in Kern County and bring both short- and long-term generation capacity to the state, which has been in a crisis from heavy demand and shortage of power. The Sunrise Power Project will be completed in two phases.
December 23, 2010 | By Neela Banerjee, Washington Bureau
The Environmental Protection Agency announced a timetable Thursday to curtail greenhouse gas emissions from two major sources of the pollution scientists link to global warming: power plants and oil refineries. The announcement was the latest step in an ambitious effort to begin taking action on climate change, and it is certain to draw fire from congressional Republicans and industry leaders who have promised to halt the agency's efforts. The new move toward far-reaching emissions rules comes as environmentalists had begun to worry that the Obama administration was easing its push in order to avoid confrontations with major industries in advance of the 2012 presidential campaign.
March 1, 2010 | By Jill Leovy
Scuba diver John Vincent sensed something was wrong when, fishing for lobster one night off Playa del Rey, he felt a strange current. It grew stronger. Seconds later, Vincent, 49, was swept into the mouth of a huge intake pipe for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's Scattergood power plant. He tried to kick against the flow, but it was no use: Down the pipe he went, clutching his flashlight and his limit of lobsters, a long, fast journey through the dark. "I was flipping out," he said.
March 16, 2004 | From Dow Jones/Associated Press
American Electric Power Co. has reached an agreement to sell its remaining 10 power plants in Texas to Sempra Energy and private investment fund Carlyle/Riverstone for $430 million. Under the agreement, Sempra and Carlyle/Riverstone will jointly own the plants, which have a combined generating capacity of 3,813 megawatts. The transaction includes six active power plants capable of generating 1,950 megawatts and four inactive power plants with capacity of 1,863 megawatts.
October 25, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
The authority to tax power plants will shift from local to state hands in 2003 under a rule approved Wednesday by the State Board of Equalization. The switch means plants will be taxed on their fair market value, rather than their original value plus a 2% annual inflation rate. The board voted 3 to 1, with one abstention, to assess power plants capable of producing more than 50 megawatts beginning in 2003.
September 29, 1998 | JASON TAKENOUCHI
The Navy Construction Battalion Center sent its last shipment of sailors and mobile power plants Monday to the hurricane-ravaged Roosevelt Roads Naval Station in Puerto Rico. Officials said the plants will help generate power on the base for housing and a hospital battered by Hurricane Georges. Eight Seabees are being sent as part of the effort. Emergency power supplies have not been sufficient to operate the entire hospital, said Seabee Logistics Center spokesman James Riley.
June 15, 2005 | From Reuters
Independent power producer Calpine Corp. said Tuesday that it was in talks to sell four natural gas-fired power plants, representing nearly 850 megawatts of capacity, for $357 million. Calpine said the proposed sales were part of a plan to increase cash flow, become more efficient and reduce debt by more than $3 billion this year. San Jose-based Calpine said it was in talks with Tenaska Power Fund about three of the plants and with Diamond Generating Corp. on the fourth.
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