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Green LA: 2007 - Water & Power

Los Angeles Water & Power Commission David Nahai

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Chairman of the Los Angeles Water & Power Commission David Nahai

In the process of reducing our own greenhouse gases, we’re going to open up entire new doors to a new and burgeoning industry of which Los Angeles can be a center. And there will be many benefits that this city is going to reap as a result of that effort. I think a generation ago we had the New Deal as a nation; today, as a city under the leadership of Mayor Villaraigosa, we have the Green Deal. And the DWP is well positioned to play its part in the Green Deal.

We’ve heard about the Renewable Portfolio Standard—the fact that we’ve tripled it in about a year and a half and that we’re committed to going to 35 percent by 2020. We’ve already adopted a policy prioritizing green buildings in the city that is being implemented as we speak.

We partnered with the Department of Public Works to contribute to the Million Trees initiative. We partnered with the port to run the ships on electricity while they are in port, significantly reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. Our solar roof program is showing promise and we have great hopes for it as that starts to get going. We’ll be making the largest investment in DWP history in conservation initiatives this coming year. They include the giveaway of 2.8 million fluorescent light bulbs and the giveaway of thousands of refrigerators, and so on.

The list goes on in terms of what we’re doing, but this is, I think, testament to the transformation that DWP is undergoing in a very short period, in just a year and a half.

I asked our staff to put together a chart showing just how much we were reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and they produced a chart showing that going to 20 percent by 2010 will reduce something like 1.8 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions. That’s equivalent to taking 3.5 million cars off the road over that period of time. The trees program, over the life of the trees, we’ll reduce something like 1.4 million tons. And for each of them, as you see these numbers, you see that we can really, really make a difference.

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