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To cover the expense of new plants whose power isn’t needed — Colusa, for example, has operated far below capacity since opening — Californians are paying a higher premium to switch on lights or turn on electric stoves.

Reference: www.latimes.com

lawmakers on Tuesday urged regulators to reconsider a controversial natural gas project proposed for Ventura County, citing environmental concerns and questions about whether the state already has too many power plants

Reference: www.latimes.com

utilities have been aggressively upgrading or rebuilding their aging natural gas plants — a move critics have said is unnecessary because consumers are using less power and clean energy technology is making those plants obsolete

Reference: www.latimes.com

State regulators have accepted a proposal for a study of clean-energy alternatives to a proposed natural gas power plant in Ventura County — the second decision within a week to reassess building new fossil fuel facilities.

Reference: www.latimes.com

regulators continue to approve more plants and increase electricity rates, even though California consumers are using less power. The excess electricity and building of new power plants, transmission lines and related equipment means Californians are paying $40 billion a year for electricity, $6.8 billion more than nine years ago.

Reference: www.latimes.com

California and others have just been getting it wrong. The way utilities earn revenue is building stuff. When they see a need, they are perversely incentivized to come up with a solution like a gas plant.

Reference: www.latimes.com

Officials in Oxnard, along with state lawmakers who represent the area, have called for clean energy alternatives to the plant. And residents flooded the energy commission with hundreds of emails for days throughout the summer, pressing regulators to reject the project.

Reference: www.latimes.com

The new Grayson would significantly increase greenhouse gas emissions which are giving us more extreme heat, fires and drought. It would also increase criteria pollutants, especially fine particulates which penetrate deep in the lungs and are associated with asthma, cancers and other illnesses. There are elementary schools, day care centers, businesses and residences close to the plant.

Reference: www.glendalecacoalition.org

My family lives — and my child attends school — a little over a mile from the plant. Asthma once almost cost my son his life. Living with such pollution, with freeways and a fossil fuel plant down the street, really matters to us.

Reference: www.latimes.com

However, the meeting on Monday was filled with residents who argued that the proposed project is a risky investment for the city — about $500 million in estimated costs — as California is moving away from fossil fuels as well as imposing stricter clean-energy standards.

Reference: www.latimes.com

My wife and I just bought a home here to raise our daughter (less than 2 years old). There’s a school nearby for her, and I frequently work at Disney down the street, so the Grayson Power Plant project is a nightmare for us. We would be breathing in the added toxins all day — at home, work and school. How could our city be so backwards and reckless in 2017?

Reference: www.latimes.com

About 200 people gathered outside Glendale City Hall Tuesday evening demanding that the City Council halt the proposed repowering of the Grayson Power Plant and commission an “independent and unbiased” study of the city’s energy needs and available renewable energy solutions.

Reference: www.latimes.com

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Contact Information for the Involved Parties

  • Glendale Water & Power (GWP)
  • Glendale City
  • Glendale City Council
    • Mayor Vartan Gharpetian
      • vgharpetian@glendaleca.gov
      • (818) 548-4844 (Council Switchboard)
      • (818) 627-0090 (Campaign Office)
      • (818) 547-9620 (White Pages)
      • Twitter
    • Councilmember Paula Devine
      • pdevine@glendaleca.gov
      • (818) 548-4844 (Council Switchboard)
      • Twitter
    • Councilmember Ara Najarian
      • anajarian@glendaleca.gov
      • (818) 548-4844 (Council Switchboard)
      • (818) 549-0808 (Campaign Office/His Law Office)
      • Twitter
    • Councilmember Zareh Sinanyan
      • zsinanyan@glendaleca.gov
      • (818) 548-4844 (Council Switchboard)
      • (818) 242-2200 (Google Maps / His Law Office?)
      • Twitter or Twitter
    • Councilmember Vrej Agajanian
      • vagajanian@glendaleca.gov
      • (818) 548-4844 (Council Switchboard)
      • (818) 484-8786 (Campaign Office)
      • Twitter: Lots of mentions of him but no account that I could find
Glendale City Council
The Glendale City Council from Top Left: Ara Najarian, Vrej Agajanian, Paula Devine, Vartan Gharpetian, Zareh Sinanyan