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Council Acts to Decarbonize City Facilities

Posted on 08/03/2022

Councilmembers Paul Krekorian, Mitch O’Farrell and Paul Koretz also led the City Council in two major votes that will modernize the City’s power grid for electrification and away from fossil fuels. Together, the two motions unanimously approved by the Council will (i) eliminate the purchase of fossil fuel-based equipment at all City facilities, including LAX, the Port of Los Angeles, parks, and libraries; and (ii) direct the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to focus on the planned upgrades needed to modernize, electrify and solarize the City’s power grid infrastructure.

“The LA100 plan shows clearly that electrification of our buildings is necessary to clean our air and avert the worst impacts of the climate crisis,” said Councilmember Krekorian. “This historic step commits our city to developing an actionable plan to expeditiously wean the City’s built environment off of fossil fuels.”