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  • Pérez reveals new details about Vernon disincorporation plan

     
    State Assembly Speaker John Pérez on Friday released new details about his plan to dissolve the city of Vernon, hoping to address criticism from labor and business leaders as the bill goes to the state Senate. The Assembly overwhelmingly approved......
  • New DWP manager announces that No. 2 executive will step down immediately

     
    The No. 2 executive at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is stepping down, according to a memo issued Friday by the utility’s new general manager. DWP General Manager Ron Nichols said that Raman Raj, hired in 2007,......
  • The dark side of LEDs: Some colored lights contain lead

     
    As the light from incandescent bulbs dims in the face of their impending phase-out, new concerns are being raised about the hazardous materials contained in some of their more energy-efficient replacements, such as light-emitting diodes or LEDs. While...
  • California start-up Transphorm gets $20 million from Google Ventures to develop power conversion technology

     
    Google Ventures has funneled $20 million into a start-up that claims to prevent most of the energy loss that occurs in solar panels, electric cars, computer servers and more. Transphorm Inc., based in Goleta near Santa Barbara, makes an electric......
  • Electric utilities close to meeting renewables goals

     
    The state's three biggest investor-owned utilities, led by Southern California Edison Co., are edging closer to meeting their mandated goal of producing 20% of their electric power from renewable energy sources. Edison at the end of 2010 generated 19.4%...
  • Last coal plant in Pacific Northwest to shut down starting in 2020

     
    “This agreement is sending a message that states are getting serious about combating global warming pollution, and are taking steps to open up markets for home-grown clean energy,” said Bruce Nilles, Deputy Conservation Director with the...
  • Nuclear plants, blackouts and carbon capture at FORTUNE conference

     
    The U.S. must shore up its backup power infrastructure to avoid the electricity shortages that roiled Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami, a key federal energy official said Tuesday. “We take electricity for granted in a lot of...
  • Budget? What budget? Obama talks energy in Philadelphia before an Al Sharpton gala in New York

     
    Obama calls a last-minute budget session at the White House for Wednesday night....
  • Ikea phases out incandescent light bulbs

     
    Ikea is generating considerable attention at the start of 2011 for halting the sale of incandescent bulbs and instead selling more energy-efficient halogen, fluorescent and LED lighting. It's old news, however: We actually reported on the pending change...
  • IKEA stops selling incandescent light bulbs

     
    IKEA announced it will no longer stock or sell incandescent light bulbs, effective Tuesday. The world's largest retailer of home furnishings says it is the first major retailer to stop selling incandescents. "IKEA is committed to integrating sustainable...
  • DWP board hires Villaraigosa nominee pending L.A. City Council approval

     
    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s appointees at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power voted unanimously to hire Seattle-based utility consultant Ron Nichols as the agency’s newest general manager. He will be paid $345,000....