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Information and Efficiency: Is Data A Painkiller?

September 30, 2014 by Christine Hertzog

Can data kill your pain? Los Angeles is hoping it will, at least where some data sources are concerned. Back in May, the city launched a new DataLA site that features data downloads on topics such as crime statistics and budget information, as well as easy to understand visualizations of key metrics.[read more]

Mayor de Blasio's Pledge to Cut Climate Pollution by 80% Can Lower Bills, Safeguard New York

September 22, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

On the heels of a historic march through the streets of New York City to demand global action on climate change—and heading into the gathering of world leaders at UN headquarters for the Climate Summit—Mayor Bill de Blasio has made a dramatic pledge for progress here at home.[read more]

Los Angeles' City-Owned Electric Utility Raises its Energy Efficiency Ambitions

August 13, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

L.A. Energy Efficiency

The five-member Board of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has unanimously voted to approve 10-year energy efficiency targets that will vault America’s largest municipally-owned utility, which provides service to around 3.9 million people, to national leadership in energy efficiency.[read more]

Is the City of Angels Becoming the City of Solar Energy?

June 17, 2014 by Rosana Francescato

Los Angeles, City of Solar?

 

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power plans a large 250 MW solar array in Kern County and 50 MW of solar power within the city. Combined, the utility-scale solar array and the local solar projects will provide enough energy for about 150,000 homes. In Los Angeles, solar power is becoming a star.[read more]

Powering Our Urban Future: Spotlight on Turkey

March 10, 2014 by Marianne Lavelle

Turkey and Urban Future

Istanbul is a perfect setting for a close look at the energy and sustainability challenges of our increasingly urban planet. With 14 million people, Istanbul is the largest city in Europe. But energy demand across Turkey is growing at a rate more typical of much of Asia–about 45 percent per year.[read more]