IN THE NEWS

Come meet the winners of this year’s Recycler Awards tonight at the City Council Meeting. Where? Temporary “city hall” at the Senior Center (corner of Raymond and Holly – front of the Memorial Park Gold Line Station)

City announces recycler awards {Star News}

Awards are given each fall to promote excellent environmental and recycling programs established in the community. They will be honored at the Nov. 6 (at 6:00pm) City Council meeting, kicking off Environmental Awareness Month.
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SLIGHT OF HAND

For shame Pasadena and the other So Cal cities. If you live in either Pasadena or any of the cities mentioned in the article let em know that we don’t want no dirty coal.
What can you do? Well, definitely this is a big black smudge on Pasadena’s “green image” and, unfortunately, they don’t give us much time to act ! But if there is a demand for green power… Pasadena does offer its residents a “green power” option.
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Cities move to swiftly extend dirty-power contracts {LATimes}

The municipalities want to renew pacts with the Utah coal-fueled plant before the state’s law targeting greenhouse gases takes effect Jan. 1.
We in Burbank don’t believe that law will reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Burbank Water and Power Assistant Manager Fred Fletcher, who added that extending its contract with the Intermountain Power Agency in Delta, Utah, would save ratepayers $300 million to $600 million. The mayor and council voted unanimously last week to extend their contract to 2044.Riverside Public Utilities’ advisory board voted unanimously Friday to ask city officials to renew their pact, said General Manager David Wright, while power managers for Glendale and Pasadena said they would ask their cities to renew their contracts within three weeks. Anaheim officials are weighing what to do, a spokesman said.The contracts are not set to expire until 2027, but utility officials said they needed to act now to extend them because the new law was looming and because they needed to lock in lower costs in future years….
It would be akin to paying off the mortgage to your house only to have it revert to the previous owner,” said Pasadena Water & Power General Manager Phyllis Currie.But the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, which buys 66% of the power produced by the Utah plants and uses it to supply nearly half of the city’s power, will not seek to renew its contract, said board of directors President David Nahai.”I think the Legislature has spoken clearly on this issue,” said Nahai, who added that he did not fault other utilities for their decisions. He said he was not worried about replacing the city’s largest, cheapest power source in 21 years.”By the time 2027 rolls around we hope to be in a position to have many other options available,” he said. “We’re on the verge of a new paradigm as far as energy supply to this city is concerned. It’s moving away from coal toward more renewable energy sources like wind, geothermal, solar and biomass.” Environmentalists lambasted the decisions by the smaller cities, while lawmakers expressed concern.”It’s a giant step backward,” said V. John White, head of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technology, a Sacramento-based nonprofit. “This is penny wise and planet foolish.”
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  1. gerry medland says:

    Simply amazing how politicians say one thing then do another that has the opposite effect!What has happened to Honesty?