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Council to Vote on 100 Percent Clean Energy for Los Angeles

 

By David Graham-Caso, Communications Director for Councilman Mike Bonin

The Los Angeles City Council will vote Friday on a motion authored by Councilmembers Paul Krekorian and Mike Bonin calling for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to chart a path to 100% clean energy in Los Angeles.

The Bonin-Krekorian legislation instructs LADWP to form a research collaborative with energy experts, local universities and other stakeholders to identify the specific steps necessary to generating all of the electricity Los Angeles needs from clean, safe and renewable resources.

“This is an enormous step forward that will help restore our environment and lead us to a sustainable future,” said Krekorian. “For the third year running, Los Angeles was ranked as having the worst air pollution in the country, which is unacceptable and unhealthy for our families and neighborhoods. To reverse this trend we need big thinking and bold, smart action. Our legislation provides a pathway to 100 percent clean energy in Los Angeles, which will reduce greenhouse emissions, cut pollution and lead the city toward greater energy efficiency.”

“Much of the gorgeous coastline of the district I represent will literally be under water within decades if we do not take dramatic action to stop using harmful and climate-polluting fossil fuels,” said Bonin. “Los Angeles can lead the way and show cities around the country – and around the world – that clean energy is here and ready to power thriving economies. This legislation will make sure that our transition to 100% clean energy happens as quickly and as strategically as possible and serves as a road map for other cities that want to join the clean energy future.”

Bonin, Krekorian and environmental activists and leaders will appear at a media meet with visuals outside City Hall East following the vote at Friday’s regular City Council meeting, which should be about 11 am.

 

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