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Coalition launches to build first U.S. green hydrogen ‘hub’

By Miranda Willson Photo: George Frey , Getty Images

A new partnership of energy companies and utilities is aiming to make Los Angeles the first green hydrogen “hub” in the nation by replacing approximately a third of the city’s natural gas with the carbon-free fuel by 2030.

05/20/21
                                                               

Port of Long Beach Goes Green With Renewable Natural Gas

By Tetra Tech

LACSD produces electricity for wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) operations from digester biogas at its Joint Water Pollution Control Plant (JWPCP) in Carson, California. The digester biogas has a methane content of more than 65 percent, with no air and little hydrogen sulfide to remove or clean.

04/02/21
                                                               

How a beachfront gas plant explains California’s energy problems

By Sammy Roth Photo: Mel Melcon

When the California Public Utilities Commission recommended 17 months ago that a gas-fired power plant on the Redondo Beach waterfront remain open beyond 2020 — over the objections of local officials and clean energy activists — Commissioner Martha Guzman Aceves made a commitment to the city’s mayor.

04/01/21
                                                               

Los Angeles now has a road map for 100% renewable energy

By Sammy Roth Photo: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles is one of the last places in California still burning coal for electricity — and if all goes according to plan, it could become one of the country’s first major cities to nearly eliminate fossil fuels from its power supply.

03/24/21
                                                               

Pioneering NREL Analysis Empowers Los Angeles in Its Pursuit of 100% Renewables

Los Angeles is a famously sprawling metropolis, spanning from the sparkling Pacific Ocean on its west to the rugged San Gabriel and Santa Ana mountains and San Joaquin Hills on its east.

 

 

03/24/21
                                                               

L.A. could be powered entirely by renewable energy in 25 years

By Gary Polakovic Photo by Luca Temporelli

Powering Los Angeles entirely with renewable energy can be accomplished without significant disruption to the economy or lifestyles over the next 25 years, if not sooner, according to new research conducted by USC experts for the city and federal government.

03/24/21
                                                               

Newsom right to boost Huntington Beach desalination facility

By The Editorial Board Photo by Patrick T. Fallon

Opponents of a proposed desalination facility along the Huntington Beach coastline are aghast that Gov. Gavin Newsom has taken steps to help end a years-long regulatory logjam. Although an environmentalist, the governor clearly recognizes the importance of developing new water sources to meet California’s needs.

03/09/21
                                                               

Los Angeles green jobs report calls for California electric vehicle authority

The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator recommended in a report released last week that the state create a California Electric Vehicle Authority to accelerate transportation electrification.

03/08/21
                                                               

Malibu Foundation Launches Climate Vulnerability Survey

By Genevieve Finn Photo by Julie Ellerton

The Malibu Foundation is seeking to assess the region’s ability to bounce back after major weather events. Last week, the nonprofit sent out a survey to residents of Santa Monica Mountains communities such as Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Pacific Palisades, Topanga, Westlake Village and Malibu. 

03/08/21
                                                               

Climate Change Activist Picks Up All Trash In Eaton Canyon, Over 589 Days

By Olivia Richard Photo by Josis Huang

With just a pair of gloves and a few buckets on hand, 20-year-old climate activist Edgar McGregor spent nearly 600 days cleaning Eaton Canyon, picking up trash that hikers and others leave behind.

03/07/21