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June 6, 2009
Today was the deadline for myriad bills introduced on the Legislature floor with hopes of eventually becoming law. Those introduced to the Senate had to make it to the Assembly and vice versa for the second round of consideration before possibly advancing to the governor’s office for a signature. Below is summary of some of the locally produced bills that did and didn’t make it to the next round.   RENEWABLE ENERGY The state Assembly approved two bills aimed at promoting renewable energy that were authored by local lawmakers.
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February 3, 2001
Karen S. Kim BURBANK -- Faced with the possibility of public distrust over a campaign donation received from Sempra Energy, the parent company of Southern California Gas Company, City Council candidate Stacey Murphy said she will look into returning the $250 she received on Dec. 27. Although Murphy doesn't think there is a conflict of interest, as the city in her words "doesn't really have a relationship" with Sempra...
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July 30, 2005
Mark R. Madler The city filed a lawsuit Thursday to recoup $6 million it claims it is owed from Sempra Energy for the sale of excess electricity generated by the city's power plant in 2000 and 2001. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, was characterized by an attorney for the city as being the fallout from the state's energy crisis from four years ago. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ruled in March 2003 that the city was due a refund for the power sold on its behalf by Sempra Energy Trading Co. to two power agencies, Senior Assistant City Atty.
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By Jeremy Oberstein | September 6, 2008
GLENDALE — Of the 12 ballot measures slated for California’s Nov. 4 election, voters will be asked to consider two energy measures that could precipitously affect local utility bills, including rates in Burbank. One of those, Proposition 7, would require all electric utilities in California, such as Burbank Water & Power, to acquire 40% of their electricity from solar and clean-energy facilities by 2020 and half of its power from renewable energy by 2025. Under current law, utilities are asked to procure 20% of its power from renewable resources by 2010.
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By Zain Shauk | April 22, 2009
GLENDALE — Local utility managers voiced support Tuesday for a bill that would force them to produce a third of their energy from renewable sources by 2020. The proposed law would help speed the development of power plants and transmission lines in California that could cut down on greenhouse-gas emissions, the managers said. While many of the state’s 46 utilities are not on track to meet the proposed mandate, Burbank Water and Power and Glendale Water & Power are both expected to meet the 33% goal by 2020 because they have joined with other utilities to build green energy plants in other states and transmit that power back to the Los Angeles area, managers said.
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By Jeremy Oberstein | August 27, 2008
GLENDALE — Former Assemblywoman Carol Liu is looking to change California but knows she can’t do it alone. Liu, who was termed out of the Legislature in 2006, is looking to return to Sacramento next term to replace retiring state Sen. Jack Scott, whose exit was also dictated by term limits. Her race for the open seat in California’s 21st District, which covers Burbank and Glendale, has turned into a referendum on education and public safety, two issues she expounded upon Monday.
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June 1, 2002
Tim Willert BURBANK -- Burbank Water and Power sold energy to Enron Corp., but officials had no knowledge of specific strategies reportedly used by the company to manipulate wholesale prices during the 2000-01 energy crisis, General Manager Ron Davis said Friday. "Absolutely we have sold power to Enron. They did a quarter of all transactions in the U.S.," Davis said. "If you did any trading at all, you bought and sold energy from Enron." State and federal investigators are looking into whether 11 California municipalities -- including Burbank and Glendale -- engaged in price manipulation on the wholesale energy market and conspired with Enron Corp.
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June 6, 2009
Today was the deadline for myriad bills introduced on the Legislature floor with hopes of eventually becoming law. Those introduced to the Senate had to make it to the Assembly and vice versa for the second round of consideration before possibly advancing to the governor’s office for a signature. Below is summary of some of the locally produced bills that did and didn’t make it to the next round.   RENEWABLE ENERGY The state Assembly approved two bills aimed at promoting renewable energy that were authored by local lawmakers.
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