Solar hot spots and clean energy potential pinpointed in new maps

July 29, 2014

A joint project of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation—Los Angeles Solar and Efficiency Report (LASER)—provides new data designed to help the public and policymakers prepare for the effects of climate change, from current environmental health risks to estimated temperature increases and climate change vulnerability throughout the region. It can also be used by communities to help identify opportunities to invest in projects that will create renewable energy jobs and cut electricity bills. The release today of the newest version of LASER is part of UCLA’s Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (formerly known as “Thriving in a Hotter LA”), which sets a goal for the region to use solely renewable energy and local water, while enhancing ecosystem health, by 2050.

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