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By Jeremy Oberstein | September 1, 2007
BURBANK — The City Council approved a 20-year agreement Tuesday to lease wind power from a Utah-based wind farm, pushing forward with the city’s effort to use more renewable energy. The move follows a June 5 council resolution that set a goal of using 33% renewable energy by 2020 and follows a global shift toward using wind power. “The public has elected policy makers that favor renewable energy and we are seeing more and more of that,” said Bill Mace, assistant general manager for Burbank Water and Power.
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August 18, 2007
The following items will be considered at Tuesday’s Burbank City Council meeting: WIND POWER   The council will consider a request authorizing Burbank Water and Power to enter into an agreement with the Southern California Public Power Authority and Utah-based Milford Wind for renewable wind energy. If approved, Burbank’s share of the renewable wind source would be 5%. The buyout will cost about $289,000, financed through bond measures. WHAT TO EXPECT The council adopted a resolution earlier this year that set a goal of acquiring 33% renewable energy by 2020.
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By Christopher Cadelago | July 8, 2009
CITY HALL — The City Council on Tuesday denounced two proposed state bills that would force its utility to produce a third of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, arguing the laws would significantly increase utility rates. The regulations would also fail to count renewable resources obtained from outside the state, council members said. The two bills — Assembly Bill 64 and Senate Bill 14 — would regulate renewable energy into the state and bring it in line with cities such as Burbank and Glendale, both of which have pledged to increase the size of their renewable energy portfolios to 33% by 2020.
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By Christopher Cadelago | July 3, 2009
CITY HALL — Burbank Water and Power officials are urging the City Council to oppose legislation that would force them to produce a third of their energy from renewable sources by 2020, arguing the requirements would drive up utility rates and strain existing electric transmission assets that the state is in short supply of. The council on Tuesday is slated to review two bills — Assembly Bill 64 and Senate Bill 14 — that aim...
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By Christopher Cadelago | June 27, 2009
The Sustainable Burbank Task Force, a newly assembled group of developers, small-business owners and community leaders, began its meeting earlier this month deciding how not to spend its first year. After a protracted discussion, former Mayor Jef Vander Borght took issue with one of the suggestions. “Somebody said, ‘We’re not here to save the world,’” he said. “That I disagree with.” His attitude appears to have permeated the Media Capital of the World, from the school district to the studios, City Hall to Burbank Water and Power, said Ron Davis, the utility’s general manager.
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By Jeremy Oberstein | December 22, 2007
BURBANK ? The tri-cities governing board of Bob Hope Airport approved a program Monday that allows the airport?s rental car customers to purchase carbon-offsetting credits for environmentally friendly programs. But some are wary that the program amounts to an evasive excuse for environmental responsibility. In a unanimous vote, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority passed the Rental Car Voluntary Carbon Offset Fee that allows customers of three rental car companies on the airport grounds ?
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September 13, 2008
A House energy proposal that would expand domestic drilling programs is heating up the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C., and pitting two local representatives on opposite sides of the offshore-drilling debate. House members returned Tuesday from its summer break having voted on more than two dozen perfunctory bills, which set the table for the latest proposal by House Democrats to open up the eastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coast waters from Florida to Virginia to drilling that had been closed to oil companies for more than 25 years.
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By Christopher Cadelago | July 8, 2009
CITY HALL — The City Council on Tuesday denounced two proposed state bills that would force its utility to produce a third of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, arguing the laws would significantly increase utility rates. The regulations would also fail to count renewable resources obtained from outside the state, council members said. The two bills — Assembly Bill 64 and Senate Bill 14 — would regulate renewable energy into the state and bring it in line with cities such as Burbank and Glendale, both of which have pledged to increase the size of their renewable energy portfolios to 33% by 2020.
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By Jeremy Oberstein | September 1, 2007
BURBANK — The City Council approved a 20-year agreement Tuesday to lease wind power from a Utah-based wind farm, pushing forward with the city’s effort to use more renewable energy. The move follows a June 5 council resolution that set a goal of using 33% renewable energy by 2020 and follows a global shift toward using wind power. “The public has elected policy makers that favor renewable energy and we are seeing more and more of that,” said Bill Mace, assistant general manager for Burbank Water and Power.
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August 18, 2007
The following items will be considered at Tuesday’s Burbank City Council meeting: WIND POWER   The council will consider a request authorizing Burbank Water and Power to enter into an agreement with the Southern California Public Power Authority and Utah-based Milford Wind for renewable wind energy. If approved, Burbank’s share of the renewable wind source would be 5%. The buyout will cost about $289,000, financed through bond measures. WHAT TO EXPECT The council adopted a resolution earlier this year that set a goal of acquiring 33% renewable energy by 2020.
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