Los Angeles approves 100% clean energy mandate

LA is the seventeenth US state to make the pledge. Source: Flickr/Roland Allen

Los Angeles is the latest US city committed to achieving 100% clean energy after its city council approved a motion to chart a roadmap for its zero emissions future.

The vote makes LA the largest city in the country to take the pledge, joining 17 others including San Diego, San Francisco, Boulder and Salt Lake City.

The LA Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will spearhead the process under the leadership of council members Paul Krekorian and Mike Bonin, whose legislation instructs the energy department to collaborate with a coalition of energy stakeholders to identify the necessary steps to make the target a reality.

According to reports by local press, the research will focus on identifying obstacles under an extensive multi-year process that will be incorporated into LADWP’s Integrated Resource Plan. The body will report back to the council in 90 days with a structure and timeline to undertake these measures to achieve a wholly clean energy portfolio.

This is the latest development in LA’s renewable energy exploits as Mayor Eric Garccetti recently issued directives to phase out coal use by 2025 and meet 50% clean energy use by 2030.

4 October 2022
Solar & Storage Finance USA, the only event that connects developers to capital and capital to solar and storage projects, will be back in November 2022.

Read Next

PV Tech Premium
August 15, 2022
PV Tech Premium speaks with US developers who are railing against the country's long interconnection queues, which they say are dampening deployment and pushing up the cost of solar PV
August 15, 2022
The US House of Representatives on Friday passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The largest climate package in US history will now move to the desk of President Joe Biden, where it is expected to be signed into law as early as today.
August 11, 2022
EDF Renewable Energy has reached full power operation of its 457MW ‘Palen Solar Project’ located on public lands in the south of California.
August 11, 2022
US solar tracker supplier Array Technologies has bounced back from a difficult 2021 by posting strong Q2 2022 financial results mainly due to its acquisition of STI Norland, while upcoming tailwinds could buoy its performance further still moving through the year.
August 10, 2022
OMERS Private Equity has acquired a minority stake in the Arizona-headquartered solar operations & maintenance (O&M) provider NovaSource Power Services.
August 10, 2022
US solar tracker manufacturer FTC Solar has cut its net losses compared with last quarter and Q2 2021 but has seen its revenue collapse, blaming a hostile solar environment in the US that has seen project delays and cancellations, which it said it now hoped was coming to an end.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinars
September 7, 2022
15:30 AEST (UTC +10)
Solar Media Events
September 14, 2022
Solar Media Events
October 4, 2022
New York, USA
Solar Media Events
October 11, 2022
Virtual event