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Los Angeles Will Replace 3 Gas-Fired Power Plants With Clean Energy


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The people of Los Angeles can get ready to breathe some cleaner air (during those rare times they're not sitting in Los Angeles traffic, that is). As Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced in a press conference on Tuesday, Feb. 12, he plans to shut down three of the city's gas-powered power plants and replace them with renewable energy sources.

“Over the next decade we will phase out operations at these three plants, altogether talking about more than one-third of our natural gas portfolio,” Garcetti said at the press conference, as per CBS Los Angeles. “This is the beginning of the end of natural gas at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The climate crisis demands that we move more quickly to end dependence on fossil fuel, and that’s what today is all about,” he added, as per Digital Journal