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Elected Officials Call on Los Angeles to Achieve 20 Percent Local Solar Power by 2020

Los Angeles – City Councilmembers Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin, Congressman Adam Schiff, State Senators Kevin de León and Ted Lieu, and Assemblymembers Bonnie Lowenthal, Jimmy Gomez and Mike Gatto have joined a broad coalition of community groups, environmental organizations, religious congregations and businesses calling for 20 percent local solar power in Los Angeles by 2020. 

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Environment California Calls for LADWP’s Next General Manager to Commit to 20% Local Solar Power by 2020

As Mayor Eric Garcetti searches for a new general manager for the Department of Water and Power, he should keep in mind the visionary clean energy goals that he put forth on the campaign trail. One year ago, Mayor Garcetti promised to bring 1,200 MW of local solar power to Los Angeles by 2020, enough to meet 20 percent of the city’s electricity needs. Mayor Garcetti should appoint a new general manager who is eager to make this pledge a reality.

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New Report: Net Metering Key to Affordability of Solar Power for Homeowners

As California regulators decide the future of net metering, the state’s most successful solar energy policy, Environment California Research & Policy Center released a report today that finds that net energy metering is a vital part of a healthy residential solar energy market.

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Los Angeles First Graders Traveled to Sacramento to Shine Spotlight on Solar Power

Holding signs reading “I Heart Solar Power” and “Go Solar CA,” the children held back-to-back events with Sen. Kevin de León and Assemblymember Gomez to rally for solar power, clean air, and environmental responsibility. Before a crowd gathered under the Capitol Rotunda, the children sang “Here Comes the Sun” and “Solar Power to the People,” conveying their vision for California, including Los Angeles, to be powered by clean energy.

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The Solution is in the Sky!

Over 300 children from the Betty Plasencia Elementary School in Echo Park assembled at City Hall this morning to rally in support of a solar-powered future for Los Angeles. Carrying signs reading “I Heart Solar Power” and “Go Solar L.A.,” and singing songs such as “Here Comes the Sun and Solar Power to the People,” the children conveyed a vision of their hometown being powered by clean energy.

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California Rooftop Solar Hits 1.5 Gigawatt Milestone

Today, California officials announced that over 1.5 gigawatts of solar power have been installed on rooftops throughout the state. This is roughly the equivalent of three medium-sized coal-fired power plants.

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Leading LA Mayoral Candidates Endorse Big, Bold Solar Goal

Environment California announced today that Los Angeles mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel have officially endorsed the goal for Los Angeles to build 1,200 megawatts (MW) of rooftop solar by 2020, which would generate nearly 20 percent of the city's peak summertime electricity needs. Such a goal would make Los Angeles a solar power leader unmatched anywhere in the country.

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Our Response: Brown's State of the State Address

In Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State Address delivered today, energy solutions, like solar and wind power, and transportation alternatives, like high-speed rail, were featured prominently as ways to keep California moving toward a brighter future.

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MILESTONE: California Solar Initiative Installs 1 GW On Rooftops

Last week, California officials announced that the state’s California Solar Initiative (CSI) has hit a new milestone, with over 1,000 megawatts (or one gigawatt) of solar projects installed on rooftops throughout the state. This is roughly the equivalent of two medium-sized coal-fired power plants or one nuclear plant.

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