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  • Gordon is ignoring energy mandates

    When Vice Mayor Gordon voted against approving the 2013-14 budget, his stated reason was that Burbank Water and Power is incurring millions of dollars in renewable energy costs that are causing rates to increase unnecessarily because of a state mandate for a sustainability premise not supported by him or several of his constituents.
  • Burbank poised to adopt budget with $2.5 million in cuts

    Burbank poised to adopt budget with $2.5 million in cuts
    The City Council is slated to adopt a $149-million General Fund budget next week that includes $2.5 million in cuts and fee increases to various services. With the adjustments and a projected 1% increase in sales and property tax revenues, officials...

    Utility rates set to rise in Burbank

    Burbank utility customers are in for another round of bill hikes this July, with electric and water rates slated to jump 1.75% and 4.75%, respectively, officials said. State mandates to increase renewable energy use, which is more costly, are driving...

    Big bill for green power

    Big bill for green power
    A state law that requires 20% of the city's average energy sales to come from renewable energy is projected to cost the city $17.8 million this fiscal year, officials reported on Tuesday. The financial burden of complying with the state mandate —...

    Solar energy installations heat up

    Spurred on by consumer rebates, Burbank Water and Power has seen a doubling in the number of solar installations in the past two years. There are now 93 solar energy systems in Burbank, compared to 36 in July of last year, and nearly all were funded...