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March 14, 2002
Karen S. Kim LA CRESCENTA -- Elementary and middle school students are invited to compete in an art competition sponsored by the California Energy Commission. The commission will select 12 winning drawings from the entries received and use them in the Energy 2003 Calendar. In addition, winners will receive a $200 Savings Bond and eligibility to participate in a grand prize drawing for a new home computer. The contest aims to help students, grades three through eight, learn and focus on the subject of energy supplies and conservation.
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February 15, 2001
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- With thousands of California residents facing the threat of rolling blackouts, Assemblyman Dario Frommer is trying to make it cheaper and easier for homes and businesses to produce their own power. Though customers of Glendale Water and Power have not been affected by the state's energy crisis, they could benefit from a bill introduced by Frommer (D-Glendale) to encourage the installation of clean and renewable on-site power sources, such as solar-powered systems.
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July 15, 2002
Karen S. Kim Glendale Water and Power is hoping to illuminate all the ways small businesses are wasting energy and money on a daily basis. To do so, the agency is offering its Smart Business Audit and Retrofit Public Benefit Program designed and targeted just for small-business owners. Under the program, a professional energy services company will provide participants with a free analysis of their businesses' electric uses, a free energy savings report listing the ways they can save and free consultations to identify energy-saving opportunities.
NEWS
May 7, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum The heat that has baked Glendale over the past two weeks has produced more than just sweat. It's giving the city's power generators a summer workout in the middle of spring. In the past two weeks, the city has set single-day records for energy production in April and May. When the temperature hit 100 in Glendale on April 27, the city's power generators produced 267 megawatts in the busiest hour, shattering the record of 203 megawatts, set in 2000.
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June 9, 2006
The California Energy Commission's 2007 calendar will feature artwork by two local students. Kaitlyn Hahn, a third grader at Montrose Christian Montessori School, and Jennifer Kim, an eighth-grade Rosemont Middle School student, are two of the 16 statewide winners of the CEC's 2007 Energy Calendar contest. Winners won by translating their ideas of cleaner, brighter energy sources into highly creative drawings. "The words that best describe the students' artwork are innovative and compelling," Energy Commission Assistant Executive Director Claudia Chandler said in a prepared statement.
NEWS
June 29, 2007
At the urging of Assemblyman Paul Krekorian, the California Assembly Joint Legislative Audit Committee agreed to look into ways in the state can streamline its effort to meet established renewable energy goals. In 2002, the state set an initial renewable energy target of 20% by 2017. The target was accelerated in 2005, when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger approved endorsed a California Energy Commission proposal that the state meet the 20% target by 2010. "There's a big effort by the state to try to increase the percentage of power generated by solar, wind and other renewable energy sources, but to do that in a large way, what we really need is to have really large renewable energy generating facilities," said Krekorian, whose district includes Glendale and Burbank.
NEWS
February 23, 2001
Alex Coolman GLENDALE -- The machines in the back of the trailer are each as big as a refrigerator, and they're stacked up from the floor to the ceiling. They're called catalysts, and they're being installed in the next two weeks on the gas turbines at the Grayson Power Plant. The devices are designed to reduce the turbines' output of nitrogen oxides, a key component of smog. When they're in place, they should cut as much as 90% of that output, said Manny Robledo, the city's power administrator.
NEWS
June 1, 2006
Billboard to come down ? again A La Crescenta billboard on Foothill Boulevard, which many local residents say is offensive, will be removed from the community for a second time in less than four weeks, said a representative from Supervisor Michael Antonovich's office. The billboard depicts Power 106 FM's popular hip-hop disc jockey, "Big Boy," holding the waistline of a pair of pants several sizes too big for him and pointing to the lower half of his body. A headline above his head reads: "Still big ?
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By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | October 2, 2011
For all the tens of millions of dollars being spent in Burbank and Glendale for new smart-meter grids, the added efficiencies won't directly affect state mandates for renewable energy, officials say. In Glendale, the tab for new smart meters - which provide customers with real-time tracking for energy use - is $70 million. In Burbank, that cost will be roughly $60 million. The two cities found themselves at the forefront of the national movement when they received a $20-million federal grant to help fund the massive infrastructure projects.
NEWS
November 25, 2009
New energy regulations are on the way for televisions after a vote by the California Energy Commission last week, but the body’s push for stricter standards didn’t sit well with Sen. Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar). The commission voted unanimously to require all new TVs 58 inches or smaller and sold in California be 33% more energy efficient by 2011. TVs would have to be 49% more efficient by 2013. But Huff argued that the government regulations would force unnatural industrial changes.
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By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | October 2, 2011
For all the tens of millions of dollars being spent in Burbank and Glendale for new smart-meter grids, the added efficiencies won't directly affect state mandates for renewable energy, officials say. In Glendale, the tab for new smart meters - which provide customers with real-time tracking for energy use - is $70 million. In Burbank, that cost will be roughly $60 million. The two cities found themselves at the forefront of the national movement when they received a $20-million federal grant to help fund the massive infrastructure projects.
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November 25, 2009
New energy regulations are on the way for televisions after a vote by the California Energy Commission last week, but the body’s push for stricter standards didn’t sit well with Sen. Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar). The commission voted unanimously to require all new TVs 58 inches or smaller and sold in California be 33% more energy efficient by 2011. TVs would have to be 49% more efficient by 2013. But Huff argued that the government regulations would force unnatural industrial changes.
NEWS
June 29, 2007
At the urging of Assemblyman Paul Krekorian, the California Assembly Joint Legislative Audit Committee agreed to look into ways in the state can streamline its effort to meet established renewable energy goals. In 2002, the state set an initial renewable energy target of 20% by 2017. The target was accelerated in 2005, when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger approved endorsed a California Energy Commission proposal that the state meet the 20% target by 2010. "There's a big effort by the state to try to increase the percentage of power generated by solar, wind and other renewable energy sources, but to do that in a large way, what we really need is to have really large renewable energy generating facilities," said Krekorian, whose district includes Glendale and Burbank.
NEWS
June 9, 2006
The California Energy Commission's 2007 calendar will feature artwork by two local students. Kaitlyn Hahn, a third grader at Montrose Christian Montessori School, and Jennifer Kim, an eighth-grade Rosemont Middle School student, are two of the 16 statewide winners of the CEC's 2007 Energy Calendar contest. Winners won by translating their ideas of cleaner, brighter energy sources into highly creative drawings. "The words that best describe the students' artwork are innovative and compelling," Energy Commission Assistant Executive Director Claudia Chandler said in a prepared statement.
NEWS
June 1, 2006
Billboard to come down ? again A La Crescenta billboard on Foothill Boulevard, which many local residents say is offensive, will be removed from the community for a second time in less than four weeks, said a representative from Supervisor Michael Antonovich's office. The billboard depicts Power 106 FM's popular hip-hop disc jockey, "Big Boy," holding the waistline of a pair of pants several sizes too big for him and pointing to the lower half of his body. A headline above his head reads: "Still big ?
NEWS
May 7, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum The heat that has baked Glendale over the past two weeks has produced more than just sweat. It's giving the city's power generators a summer workout in the middle of spring. In the past two weeks, the city has set single-day records for energy production in April and May. When the temperature hit 100 in Glendale on April 27, the city's power generators produced 267 megawatts in the busiest hour, shattering the record of 203 megawatts, set in 2000.
NEWS
July 15, 2002
Karen S. Kim Glendale Water and Power is hoping to illuminate all the ways small businesses are wasting energy and money on a daily basis. To do so, the agency is offering its Smart Business Audit and Retrofit Public Benefit Program designed and targeted just for small-business owners. Under the program, a professional energy services company will provide participants with a free analysis of their businesses' electric uses, a free energy savings report listing the ways they can save and free consultations to identify energy-saving opportunities.
NEWS
March 14, 2002
Karen S. Kim LA CRESCENTA -- Elementary and middle school students are invited to compete in an art competition sponsored by the California Energy Commission. The commission will select 12 winning drawings from the entries received and use them in the Energy 2003 Calendar. In addition, winners will receive a $200 Savings Bond and eligibility to participate in a grand prize drawing for a new home computer. The contest aims to help students, grades three through eight, learn and focus on the subject of energy supplies and conservation.
NEWS
February 23, 2001
Alex Coolman GLENDALE -- The machines in the back of the trailer are each as big as a refrigerator, and they're stacked up from the floor to the ceiling. They're called catalysts, and they're being installed in the next two weeks on the gas turbines at the Grayson Power Plant. The devices are designed to reduce the turbines' output of nitrogen oxides, a key component of smog. When they're in place, they should cut as much as 90% of that output, said Manny Robledo, the city's power administrator.
NEWS
February 15, 2001
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- With thousands of California residents facing the threat of rolling blackouts, Assemblyman Dario Frommer is trying to make it cheaper and easier for homes and businesses to produce their own power. Though customers of Glendale Water and Power have not been affected by the state's energy crisis, they could benefit from a bill introduced by Frommer (D-Glendale) to encourage the installation of clean and renewable on-site power sources, such as solar-powered systems.
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