Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times

Sammy Roth

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Sammy:

Lithium will fuel the clean energy boom. This company may have a breakthrough

A geothermal power company says it can make California's Salton Sea the first major source of U.S. lithium production. → Read More

Lithium will fuel the clean energy boom. This company may have a breakthrough

A geothermal power company says it can make California's Salton Sea the first major source of U.S. lithium production. → Read More

These fish-killing gas plants were set to close. California may throw them a lifeline

California may keep open coastal gas plants years longer. Officials worry about having enough power come 2021 on hot nights after solar farms stop generating. → Read More

Los Angeles OKs a deal for record-cheap solar power and battery storage

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power approved a contract to buy solar power and battery storage at a record low price from a project capable of meeting 6% to 7% of the city's annual electricity needs, even at night. → Read More

Los Angeles has lined up record-cheap solar power. But there's a problem

Concerns have been raised by a powerful labor union, which is also battling Mayor Eric Garcetti over his Green New Deal. → Read More

A clean energy breakthrough could be buried deep beneath rural Utah

Los Angeles hopes to bank solar and wind power in underground salt caverns, using an old but rare technology called compressed air energy storage. → Read More

Los Angeles is finally ditching coal — and replacing it with another polluting fuel

The city is preparing to build a gas-fired power plant in rural Utah, even as Mayor Eric Garcetti touts a "Green New Deal" to fight climate change. → Read More

Which power companies are the worst polluters?

How much is your power company contributing to climate change? A new report crunches the numbers. → Read More

California has too much solar power. That might be good for ratepayers

California should embrace the idea of building more solar panels than it can consistently use rather than treating oversupply as a problem, research suggests. → Read More

Hydropower bill would sabotage California’s clean energy mandate, critics say

California's push for 100% climate-friendly electricity has revived an old fight over dams and hydropower. → Read More

When PG&E filed for bankruptcy, Shalini Swaroop kept fighting for energy justice

PG&E's bankruptcy threw a wrench in the works for Shalini Swaroop, general counsel for Marin Clean Energy. For one thing, she suddenly had to get up to speed on bankruptcy law. → Read More

California’s next frontier in fighting climate change: your kitchen stove

Buildings are quietly becoming the latest battleground in California’s aggressive campaign against global warming. Are you willing to give up your gas stove to fight climate change? → Read More

California’s wildfire threat could be an opportunity for clean-energy microgrids

PG&E and Southern California Edison plan to shut off power preemptively to prevent wildfires. Energy companies say microgrids could help keep the lights on. → Read More

Here’s why Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kevin de León are teaming up on climate change

Arnold Schwarzeneggar and Kevin de León are launching a bipartisan effort to tackle California's biggest source of planet-warming pollution: transportation. → Read More

California's San Bernardino County slams the brakes on big solar projects

Thursday's vote by county supervisors could disrupt California's effort to achieve 100% climate-friendly energy, solar developers say. → Read More

California’s biggest county could severely restrict solar energy projects

California is aiming for 100% renewable energy. But San Bernardino County may adopt new regulations strictly limiting big solar farms. → Read More

PG&E should get out of the energy sales business, local governments say

Pacific Gas & Electric could do a better job preventing wildfires if it doesn't have to buy and sell electricity anymore, say community choice aggregators, or CCAs. → Read More

How will L.A. replace three gas plants that Mayor Eric Garcetti plans to shut down?

DWP now faces the difficult task of phasing out fossil fuels without raising energy prices or increasing the risk of power outages. → Read More

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti is ditching plans to invest billions in fossil fuels, activists say

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power won’t rebuild three gas-fired power plants, environmental groups said Monday. → Read More

California’s biggest utilities are losing their monopolies. Is that a good thing?

Some regulators worry the shift away from SCE, PG&E and SDG&E as the state's main power providers could have unintended consequences. → Read More