September 14, 2009
DOWNTOWN — Landmark legislation aimed at boosting renewable energy production within California was approved by the Legislature during the weekend but is destined for a veto, said a spokesman for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The package of energy bills includes a sweeping proposal from Democratic Assemblyman Paul Krekorian that would force power companies to produce a third of their energy from renewable sources by 2020. Although Krekorian claims his legislation has broad support, some utilities and cities have been uneasy about the plan, which they argue would force them to seek new sources of renewable energy within California, instead of being able to count their current out-of-state green efforts toward higher quotas.
June 24, 2005
With the sun beating down upon them, a group of solar power supporters were in Glendale Thursday, trying to draw Rep. Dario Frommer's attention to a bill that would establish an environmental initiative to create a million solar-powered homes and businesses in California by 2018. Staff members from Environment California stood across the street from Frommer's Glendale office waving signs in support of the bill and urging drivers to honk if they were in support of local power.
September 16, 2009
NORTHRIDGE — Democratic Assemblyman Paul Krekorian fired back Wednesday at Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and other critics of his legislation that would force utilities to produce a third of their energy from in-state renewable sources by 2020. Krekorian argued that the details of his bill, along with a package of other related bills, have been clouded with misinformation and would address the concerns of the governor and apprehensive power companies. Utilities, including Glendale Water & Power and Burbank Water and Power, have worried that the bill would not allow them to count power used from green plants in other states toward the quotas, instead requiring them to invest in developing plants within California.
May 14, 2010
The economic recovery continues in the San Fernando Valley, economists and business leaders said Thursday, but at a slow pace. The discussion came at the 2010 Valley Economic Summit at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, where representatives from Cal State Northridge?s San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center presented their annual report on the region. ?It?s here,? said William Roberts, director of the center. ?It?s happening. It?s slow ? it?s not something you write home to your mother about every day ?
August 14, 2002
Greggs, not city, are the ones dragging their feet Pushing up through the decaying Oakmont V leaf litter, Gregg surrogate Peter N. Harrison has provided me with a chuckle in his "Property belongs to Greggs, not the city" (Aug. 6). Regurgitation seems to be the order of the day for Gregg supporters. There is always a question of whether there's any value in responding to such spleen venting, but here are a few comments anyway. 1. Personal attack: The gut reaction is to respond in kind, but it suffices to simply say that I am deeply concerned about the rampant destruction of our natural environment in California and throughout the world.