City Council Votes to Move LA to 100% Carbon-Free Energy By 2035

LA to reach carbon-free energy 10 years faster than California

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Climate and Energy

For Immediate Release

Los Angeles, CA — The vote to move Los Angeles to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035 represents the most ambitious timeline for a public-owned utility to make the transition to carbon-free power. In a unanimous vote, the City Council directed the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to include a scenario for carbon-free energy by 2035 in its Strategic Long Term Resource Plan (SLTRP). The City Council also passed its Green Hiring Plan, ensuring that high-paying green jobs are prioritized in the transition to clean energy.

“Los Angeles is leading California on the road to renewable energy,” said Food & Water Watch Senior Organizer Jasmin Vargas. “The vote by the City Council requiring LADWP to create a plan to power L.A. with 100 percent clean energy by 2035 is nothing short of groundbreaking. The next step for our city is clear. LADWP must follow the demands of the community and abandon its reliance on fossil fuels and false solutions like methane gas from factory farms or hydrogen. As the largest public owned utility in the country, LADWP works for us and it’s about time they take our lead.”

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Contact: Jessica Gable, (202) 683-2478, [email protected]