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Los Angeles plans $30 million for municipal solar and storage program

Los Angeles Daily News:

As Los Angeles sets out to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2035, city officials announced a $30 million investment Monday in a municipal solar and storage program using city-owned buildings across departments.

“We’re celebrating not just another milestone in our fight against climate change, but also a step to build a more sustainable city starting with buildings that the city owns, the city controls and the city can lead by example in making sure that we have renewable energy,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said at a downtown news conference.

The $30 million was allocated in the 2021-22 fiscal year budget, and the motion to create the municipal solar and storage program is pending in the City Council’s Energy, Climate Change, Environmental Justice, and River Committee, chaired by the motion’s co-author, Councilman Mitch O’Farrell.

“Today, we take a huge step forward. This unprecedented, coordinated investment between the Department of Water and Power and so many city agencies will transform Los Angeles. It takes leadership to steer the second-largest U.S. city and economy, and this initiative sets the standard for how municipal governments must address the climate crisis,” O’Farrell said.

[Staff Report]

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