Archive Tag: Energy

A new report by UCLA published in Nature Energy identifies the potential power of an underutilized alternative energy source in the United States—waste. The study, led by Deepak Rajagopal (Associate Professor at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA) and Bo Liu (Urban Planning Doctoral Candidate at UCLA), highlights the benefits that the U.S. may experience if waste-based energy is harnessed.

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In 2015, the California Center for Sustainable Communities (CCSC) at UCLA released the L.A. Energy Atlas project, a first-of-its-kind interactive website that enables policymakers and the public to sort energy consumption and emissions by building size, neighborhood and other metrics like sociodemographic data. The 2.0 version (released August 2019) now includes information about buildings’ capacity for solar power in the County.  

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Ann Carlson is the Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law and the Faculty Co-Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law. Carlson is also on the faculty at the UCLA Institute of the Environment. She is one of the country’s leading scholars of climate, energy and air pollution law and policy. Along with Law Professor William Boyd, she is conducting Sustainable LA Grand Challenge research on greening LA’s power grid by comparing the regulatory models of the region’s two utility companies

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The LA County Chief Sustainability Office released a “Discussion Draft” of the first-ever county sustainability plan entitled “OurCounty” on Friday, April 5. The plan seeks to equitably address a range of sustainability challenges facing Los Angeles County including energy use, water sourcing, transportation infrastructure, workforce development, housing, and air quality. 

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