Through energy efficiency measures, Los Angeles will reduce building energy per sq. ft. for all building types by 22% by 2025; 34% by 2035; and 44% by 2050. Through electrification and transportation mode shifting, LA will reduce transportation-related GHGs by 25% by 2025 and 100% of on-road emissions by 2050. Transitioning to 100% renewable energy supply is the backbone of LA’s carbon neutral plan. LA will supply 55% renewables by 2025; 80% by 2036; an 100% by 2045. Building emissions will be cut by 50% by 2025 and 100% by 2050; all new buildings will be zero carbon by 2030 and all existing buildings zero carbon by 2050. Industrial GHG emissions bill by cut by 28% by 2035 and 82% by 2050. By 2050, 100% of the City’s GHGs from waste will be eliminated.
1. ED 25: On February 10, 2020 Mayor Garcetti signed an Executive Directive accelerating the work of LA’s Green New Deal, and adopting new steps and stronger accountability measures to align City department policies and procedures with the City’s climate objectives. The Directive includes measures to: Develop a series of bus and light rail infrastructure improvements — such as bus only lanes, signal priority, and queue jumpers — to improve transit speeds by 30% by 2028. Promote walking, bicycling and micro-mobility with a comprehensive Citywide network of active transportation corridors, including Class IV protected bike lanes, Class I paths along regional waterways, and Class III low-stress neighborhood bike improvements. Encourage city pension boards to explore divesting from fossil fuel companies and investing in the green economy. Mandate that all new construction, major upgrades, and retrofits of municipally-owned buildings demonstrate a pathway to carbon neutrality. Accelerate the City’s bus fleet target to be entirely zero emission in time for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Support Metro in the development of a Congestion Pricing pilot program. Expand low-income and multi-family household access to local clean energy. Ensure that City Hall is zero waste by 2025. Amend the City’s Green Building Code to ensure all new roofs and renovations are cool roofs. Renewable energy: Working with the LA’s municipal utility – the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power – Los Angeles committed to retiring three coastal natural gas power plants. The decision to phase out the units — which together represent 38% of the city’s current natural gas portfolio — by 2029 accelerates L.A.’s transition to 100% renewable energy and puts the city on track to meet its carbon-neutral target of 2050. On the heels of this announcement, LADWP unanimously approved a power purchase agreement for the Eland Solar and Storage Center, the largest solar and battery energy storage system in the United States. The plant will provide fixed cost solar power of less than 2 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), the lowest price offered in U.S. history. The project will include two large-scale solar facilities that will capture 400 megawatts (MW) of solar energy and store up to 1,200 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy — all of which can be distributed to meet peak demand, reducing the need for natural gas at night or on cloudy days. The site will hold enough energy to power 283,330 homes across Los Angeles and plays a key role in our accelerated clean energy targets.
In keeping with our commitment to the Paris Agreement, the city of LA is committed to reducing GHG’s 50% below 1990 levels by 2025; 73% below 1990 levels by 2035; and to be carbon neutral by 2050.