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L.A. Announces a Green New Deal for the City, Including a 100 Percent Renewable Electricity Goal

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Los Angeles has instituted a variety of policies and initiatives over the past few years to help make the city greener. But on Monday, April 29, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti took things to the next level with L.A.'s Green New Deal. The deal is an extension of the "Sustainable City pLAn," which Garcetti unveiled in 2015. According to a press release the Sierra Club shared with Green Matters, L.A.'s Green New Deal is an "ambitious roadmap establishing climate goals that will guide the city’s equitable environmental and economic future."

As part of L.A.'s Green New Deal, Garcetti is pledging to use carbon-free energy sources to power the city's electricity, buildings, and transportation by 2050. The plan makes L.A. the the biggest city in the U.S. to set a goal of achieving 100 percent renewable electricity, knocking Chicago out of the No. 1 spot, which the Midwestern city only claimed in early April.