On Wednesday September 1, 2021 the Los Angeles City Council voted to transition to 100 percent clean energy by 2035. This plan is known as the LA100 and demonstrates that the city’s goal of reaching 100 percent renewable electricity is achievable 10 years earlier than they had originally planned. This transition also aligns with President Biden’s renewable energy goals for the nation. California has been one of the most ambitious states in terms of renewable energy legislation and is currently in the process of passing a solar mandate as well.
The LA100 plan for clean energy by 2035 was approved by the city council in an unanimous 12 to 0 vote. It requires that the city replaces electricity generation from natural gas with generation from renewable sources such as wind and solar in combination with battery storage. The plan also aims to improve energy efficiency and transmission.
Along with the renewable energy incentives, the city council also voted to approve an equitable hiring plan that requires hiring from economically and environmentally disadvantaged neighborhoods. Los Angeles predicts that this plan will create just under 10,000 new jobs in clean energy. This part of the plan is directed at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) which is the largest public utility in the U.S.
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