Powering Los Angeles with renewable energy

The City of Los Angeles is nearly two thirds of the way towards its goal of generating a third of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020; cities around the world can glean valuable technical, economic and political lessons from its experience.

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Figure 1: Energy sources and emissions.
Figure 2: Drivers of electricity rate escalation.

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Acknowledgements

We acknowledge Romel Pascual, Jonathan Parfrey, James Barner, William Glauz, Cindy Parsons, Mark Sedlacek and the LADWP Integrated Resource Planning team.

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Correspondence to Varun Sivaram.

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Villaraigosa, M., Sivaram, V. & Nichols, R. Powering Los Angeles with renewable energy. Nature Clim Change 3, 771–775 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate1985

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