NEW COALITION LAUNCHES TO BRING 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY TO LOS ANGELES BY 2040

The Los Angeles Clean Energy Coalition to Advocate for a Just and Equitable Clean Energy Transition

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Los Angeles, CA --- A diverse group of sustainable business, environmental, and community organizations today announced the launch of a new coalition to help Los Angeles fulfill its commitment to use 100% renewable energy. The Los Angeles Clean Energy Coalition will advance policies and programs that expand access to renewable energy and curb the use of fossil fuels in order to help L.A. achieve 100% by 2040.

“Our city’s leaders have set a bold vision for L.A.’s clean energy future,” said Bahram Fazeli, Director of Research and Policy at Communities for a Better Environment.  “As a coalition, we're focused on how to best support that vision, and keep our city on track to meet our clean energy goals with a focus on just transition and equity.”

The LACEC brings together leading voices from environmental justice, clean technology, environmental sustainability and frontline communities. Founding coalition members include Communities for a Better Environment, Earthjustice, Environment California, Global Green USA, GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Business Council, Pacoima Beautiful and the Sierra Club.

The coalition will also advocate for an equitable clean energy transition that prioritizes L.A.’s frontline communities who have historically endured the burden of fossil fuels.

“Equity is at the heart of our work,” said Veronica Padilla, Executive Director of Pacoima Beautiful. “We believe that L.A.'s clean energy transition must be an equitable process that puts frontline communities front and center. We support programs that that expand access to clean energy to all Angelenos by ensuring that clean energy projects, investments, infrastructure and jobs prioritize communities who need it the most.” 

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The Los Angeles Clean Energy Coalition (LACEC) is dedicated to improving the lives of all Angelenos by advocating that Los Angeles achieve 100% renewable energy by 2040. The LACEC supports a just and equitable clean energy transition by advancing policies and programs that expand access to renewable energy and curb the use of fossil fuels. The coalition was founded by Communities for a Better Environment, Earthjustice, Environment California, Global Green USA, GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Business Council, Pacoima Beautiful and the Sierra Club.

Danielle Kelton Sopko