When the eyes of the world turn to Los Angeles for the 2028 Olympic Games, will they see a smog-choked city full of traffic jams, gas furnaces and fossil-fueled power plants? Or a beacon of light in a polluted world, bursting with solar panels, electric cars and induction stoves?
The short answer: probably both.
But an ambitious plan unveiled Wednesday could lead to more of the good stuff and less of the bad stuff.
The clean energy road map — crafted by the nonprofit Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator and endorsed by city and county officials, state agencies and utility company Southern California Edison, among others — lays out aggressive new climate goals for Los Angeles County. Those goals include a 15% reduction in planet-warming pollution between now and 2028, made possible by big investments in local solar power, clean transportation, electric heating, energy efficiency and more.
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Source: The Los Angeles Times
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