Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) on Monday announced a sweeping new sustainability plan touted as the city’s version of the Green New Deal.
The plan calls for 80 percent of the city’s electricity to come from renewable resources and 80 percent of its cars to run on zero-emission fuel or electricity by the mid-2030s, according to the Los Angeles Times. It updates a previous sustainability plan the city launched in 2015 and has been in the works for the past several years.
“While politicians in Washington talk about a Green New Deal, they can look to Los Angeles to see how we get it done. Our plan gives every other city in the country and the world a ‘greenprint’ to follow our lead,” Garcetti tweeted Monday.
The Green New Deal is a progressive plan developed by Democrats in Congress that aims to commit the U.S. electric grid to full reliance on renewable energy by 2030 and jump-start the economy by increasing green energy industry jobs. But the term has become somewhat synonymous with many comprehensive climate efforts meant to curb greenhouse gas emissions.READ MORE