Archive Tag: Energy

Out of concern for the public health and climate change impacts of drayage trucks, the mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach set a joint goal to transition the ports’ drayage trucks– which move cargo to train yards, warehouses and distribution centers – to 100% zero-emission vehicles by 2035. But a new UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation (LCI) report advocates for “an accelerated transition starting in the 2020s” because it “could be both feasible and advantageous.”

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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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