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Strategy 7A

Transition to a zero-carbon energy system that reduces air and climate pollution and that minimizes the dangers of a changing climate to our communities and economy

The region's energy supply depends heavily on fossil fuels that exacerbate the effects of climate change and impact air quality in our communities. OurCounty will support improvements to the supply systems throughout the County, including local renewable energy generation and improved infrastructure to accelerate the shift towards zero-carbon energy. This transition includes increased reliance on local water
sources, alleviating the large amount of energy spent transporting water into the area and pumping it from distant aquifers.

These improvements will allow our energy-supply infrastructure to be more resilient to climate impacts as it moves away from carbon-based fuels towards zero net emissions of greenhouse gases (i.e., carbon
neutrality). OurCounty will work to ensure these improvements are crafted so that all residents can share in their benefits.

Targets
Countywide

Baseline
Countywide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions totalled 105 million mtCO2e in 2015. (2015 LA County Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory)

2025
Achieve a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

2035
Achieve a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

2050
Achieve carbon neutrality

Baseline
LA County had a total of 894 MW of installed distributed energy-generation capacity as of 2018. (Publicly Owned Utilities' SB1 Solar Program Status Reports; Form EIA-861M; California Distributed Generation Statistics)

2025
3 GW of new distributed energy resources (2016 baseline)

2035
6 GW of new distributed energy resources

2045
10 GW of new distributed energy resources

Targets
County Operations

Baseline
County facilities took 31% of their electricity supply from renewable sources in 2017. (California Energy Commission and the Climate Registry)

2025
All County facilities to be supplied with 100% renewable power

Baseline
County operations generated 2.68 million mtCO2e in 2015. (2015 LA County Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory)

2025
Achieve a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

2035
Achieve a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

2045
Achieve carbon neutrality

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