L.A. County receives a C from UCLA on energy and air quality in the 2017 Sustainable LA Environmental Report Card

April 27, 2017
The 2017 Energy and Air Quality report card examined 21 indicators in five categories to assess energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and air quality in Los Angeles County.
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The UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge released the 2017 Sustainable LA Environmental Report Card on Energy and Air Quality for Los Angeles County on April 27, 2017. After analyzing roughly a decade’s worth of key energy and environmental data, UCLA researchers gave a C grade for energy and air quality within Los Angeles County in the latest environmental report card.

The report card offers an in-depth look at the region’s sustainability efforts, focusing on the energy we use, greenhouse gas emissions, and the air we breathe. Combining extensive research data from a range of university departments, the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge brings attention to the energy and air quality progress made when the report was released in 2015 and identifies areas for improvement. The report card assessed five categories: stationary energy use, transportation, renewable energy resources, greenhouse gas emissions, and air quality and human health impacts.

For the complete report and deep-dive into each section of the report, please visit the Sustainable LA Report Card page.

 

Additional coverage on the release of the 2017 Sustainable LA Environmental Report Card on Energy and Air Quality for Los Angeles County:

Los Angeles County receives ‘C’ on UCLA Environmental Report Card Canyon News, 01 May 2017

Los Angeles County’s energy and air quality earn a C on UCLA environmental report card UCLA Newsroom, 27 April 2017

Los Angeles County gets a ‘C’ on UCLA’s latest environmental report card Los Angeles Times, 27 April 2017

LA County environmental report card a ‘surprise and a disappointment’ KPCC, 27 April 2017

County gets a disappointing grade in study on energy and air quality LAist, 27 April 2017

LA County earns ‘C’ grade in air quality, energy use in UCLA report card KABC, 27 April 2017

LA earns ‘disappointing’ C grade for its sustainability efforts Curbed LA, 27 April 2017