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GEC Updates & Glendale Environmental News

City Council Recap – October 20, 2020

CITY COUNCIL RECAP October 20, 2020, 6PM EXCERPTS (Eco-related Items only) Full Agenda & Meeting Video  Staff Comments: Devine mentioned that the council received a text from Assembly member Quirk in support of the council’s decision regarding the Mylar balloons. Brotman acknowledged the clean energy program approvals and requested further exploration on five topics: Evaluating solar within the commercial sector, including…

STATEMENT OF SUPPORT for the PEOPLE OF ARTSAKH and ARMENIA

The Glendale Environmental Coalition stands in solidarity with the people of Artsakh and Armenia, who wish to dwell in their ancestral homeland and live in peace with the peoples around them. For more than a century, Azerbaijan’s fossil fuel resources and infrastructure have played a key role in large-scale wars, conflicts, and disputes. Armenians’ quest to protect their homelands and…

GWP Joins Transportation Electrification Partnership

Glendale Joins Transportation Electrification Partnership ADVANCING EV INFRASTRUCTURE & INCREASING EV INTEGRATION Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator recently announced that the local utilities for the cities of Burbank,  Glendale, and Pasadena have joined the Transportation Electrification Partnership (TEP) as part of the Advisory Group. The Partnership now includes over 30 members who have committed to working individually and collectively to achieve an additional 25 percent reduction…

GEC Submits Scholl Biogas Project Draft EIR Comment Letter

GWP has proposed to build a 12 MW power-generating facility at the Scholl Canyon Landfill, to burn biogas produced by the landfill. In July, GWP released a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for this project, and accepted public comments on the report through September 30, 2020. GEC submitted a comment letter, which addresses the DEIR and highlights GEC’s top concerns…

Laundry to Landscape Greywater System Rebate Program

New Rebate Program for Glendale residents!  GWP announces The Laundry to Landscape Greywater System program. Per their website, "The program offers a rebate of up to $500 (not to exceed the actual installed cost) for residential customers who install a Laundry to Landscape (L2L) greywater system that does not require a City permit. These systems are designed to reuse the…

GEC Submits Letter RE: City Manager Selection

GEC Letter to Glendale News Press RE: CITY MANAGER SELECTION PROCESS Concerned about the lack of tranparency in the city's process of selecting the next city manager, the Glendale Environmental Coalition's Steering Committee collectively sent a letter to the editor in the Glendale News Press calling on Glendale City Staff "to embrace a deliberative, innovative, and inclusive approach by hiring…

Clean Energy Report – GWP Commission – Outcomes

CLEAN ENERGY MOMENTUM! UPDATE: GWP Commission heard a report on the first three clean energy projects (see details below) and discussed additional clean energy strategies moving forward. The outcome is a motion that will be presented next to City Council. It went through some amending and landed as follows: Motion recommending to the City Council and the City Manager to…

GEC & SIERRA CLUB Offer Solar Ordinance Concept Paper

GEC was pleased to work with Sierra Club to develop a Solar Ordinance Concept Paper for Glendale City Council and staff consideration. Glendale City Council has voted unanimously to direct staff to explore hiring a consultant team to determine the feasibility of adopting a commercial solar PV requirement, and looking at a range of “reach codes” to include battery storage and additional energy efficiency…

“Climate change is the single biggest thing that humans have ever done on this planet. The one thing that needs to be bigger is our movement to stop it.”

—Bill McKibben

City Council Recap – October 20, 2020

CITY COUNCIL RECAP October 20, 2020, 6PM EXCERPTS (Eco-related Items only) Full Agenda & Meeting Video  Staff Comments: Devine mentioned that the council received a text from Assembly member Quirk in support of the council’s decision regarding the Mylar balloons. Brotman acknowledged the clean energy program approvals and requested further exploration on five topics: Evaluating solar within the commercial sector, including…

Glendale City Council Watch – October 27, 2020

Glendale City Council Watch Oct 27,2020 @ 6 pm Meeting Agenda & Video Link ECO-RELATED ITEMS ON THE AGENDA 3b Report on the Green Business Certification Program 4c (Consent item) City of Glendale’s Response to 2019-2020 Report by the Los Angeles County Civil Grand Jury regarding Cutting Down on Food Waste -and recommendations that the city already has plans in…

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In The News

Glendale News Press Let's Go All In On Clean Energy

Letter to Editor: Let’s Go “All In” on Clean Economy – READ
Glendale News Press

Planetizen - Article - Grayson - Clean Energy

Repowered Southern California Natural Gas Power Plant Will Have Lots of Green – READ
Planetizen.com

Nearly 400 rally against burning fossil fuels in aging electricity plant in Glendale –  READ
Pasadena Star-News

Hundreds protest plan to continue burning fossil fuels at Glendale power plant – READ
Los Angeles Times

Commentary: The time has come to say ‘no’ to Grayson plan and ‘yes’ to renewable energy – READ
Los Angeles Times

State’s last gas-powered electric plant proposal pits Glendale utility against resident activists – READ
Los Angeles Daily News

Rally Precedes Council Meeting – READ
Crescenta Valley Weekly

Protests in Glendale Over the Grayson Power Plant Hold Lessons for NELA on Scholl Canyon – READ
Boulevard Sentinel

Concern Growing Over Glendale’s Air Quality – READ
Spectrum News1

Activists turn from protesting to collaborating, like Glendale Environmental Coalition and Grayson Power Plant plans – READ
Los Angeles Daily News

GEC in Action

Working for a Sustainable Glendale!
“Adults keep saying: ‘We owe it to the young people to give them hope.’ But I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act. I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is.” —Greta Thunberg