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Environmental and consumer groups call for L.A. to replace its DWP watchdog

Published: 
Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:05am

Environmental and consumer groups urged the city Wednesday to pick a new watchdog to monitor the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, arguing that Fred Pickel had failed to fight for the interests of local ratepayers.

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Applying the Lessons of Politics to Green Power

Published: 
Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:33am
Category: 
Energy

Over the years, Tom Matzzie — by working as a political operative on John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign and on building the antiwar movement that helped usher President Obama into office — became convinced that the key to creating change was to make it easy for people to participate.

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Conservative heavyweights have solar industry in their sights

Published: 
Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:40am
Category: 
Energy

The political attack ad that ran recently in Arizona had some familiar hallmarks of the genre, including a greedy villain who hogged sweets for himself and made children cry.

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Catching Rays in California, and Storing Them

Published: 
Fri, 12/27/2013 - 11:20pm
Category: 
Energy

Solar power is growing so fast in California — with installations by customers increasing tenfold since 2006 — that it is turning the state’s power system upside down.