Los Angeles Sets New Energy Efficiency Targets

Los Angeles’ city-owned electric utility raises its energy efficiency ambitions

Switchboard, August 11, 2014

The five-member Board of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has unanimously voted to approve 10-year energy efficiency targets that will vault America’s largest municipally-owned utility, which provides service to around 3.9 million people, to national leadership in energy efficiency.

Prior to last Tuesdays vote, I spoke in support of the motion, along with dozens of representatives from community organizations, business groups, labor organizations, and other environmental advocates. NRDC also provided peer review of the research and analysis – an energy efficiency potential study conducted by Nexant, a consultancy – that undergirds the targets.

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