Tag Archives: Los Angeles

America’s Largest Net Zero Plus Building

The ECOreport looks at how America’s largest net zero plus building illustrates the future of energy efficient design

By Roy L Hales

The first zero net energy building in the United States was erected at the beginning of this century. In California this standard has penetrated the residential market and every new home will have to produce as much energy as it consumes by 2020. The Net Zero Plus Electric Training Institute (NZP-ETI),  in Greater Los Angeles, goes further. America’s largest net zero plus building is expected to generate an additional 185,000 KWh of electricity by the end of year one.

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Los Angeles Residents Asked To Vote Yes On Measure M

The ECOreport reposts an appeal from California adding media from the Vote Yes website, Los Angeles Residents Asked To Vote Yes On Measure M 

From the office of Mayor Eric Garcetti

Halloween’s around the corner, so here’s a scary story: with L.A. County’s population growing by 2.3 million, traffic is going to get even worse, unless you join me in passing Measure M. It’ll add transit, improve freeways, and fix local roads to reduce the congestion we’ll get from even more folks moving here.

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Los Angeles’ New EV Police Fleet

The ECOreport looks at Los Angeles’New EV Police Fleet

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1After a year long test of two Model S P85D loaner cars, and the all-electric BMW i3, an important announcement was made this morning. Green lots, the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), and BMW of North America are partnering to launch Los Angeles’ new EV police fleet.

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Do The Pacific Coast’s Climate Leaders Mean Business?

As the Governor’s of Washington, Oregon and California join with BC to sign a new climate plan,The ECOreport asks do the Pacific Coast’s Climate Leaders mean business?  

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1On June 1, 2016, the Governors of Washington, Oregon and California joined British Columbia’s Environment Minister and representatives from six West Coast cities, in the Borgia Room of San Francisco’s Westin St. Francis Hotel, to sign what history may show was a key milestone in the struggle to mount a concerted defence against the ravages of global temperature rise. The 2016 Pacific Coast Climate Leadership Action Plan has a strong emphasis on issues like ocean acidification; the integration of clean energy into the power grid; “support for efforts by the insurance industry and regulatory system to highlight the economic costs of climate change; and so-called “super pollutants” (also known as short-lived climate pollutants).” This sounds good, but do the Pacific Coast’s “Climate Leaders” mean business?

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Tourism Propels California’s Economy Forward

The ECOreport reposts news that Traveler’s to the Golden State collectively spent more than $122 billion in 2015, Tourism Propels California’s Economy Forward

Press Release from Visit California

Sacramento, Calif. (May 2, 2016) – Travelers to the Golden State collectively spent more than $122 billion in 2015, Visit California announced today, proving the travel and tourism industry is continuing to propel California’s economy forward.

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How is the West Coast Electric Fleets Initiative Doing?

The ECOreport looks at the Pacific Coast Collaborative’s progress in their joint target of making 10% of all vehicle purchases electric. How is the West Coast Electric Fleets Initiative doing?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMIt has been nine months since the Governments of California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia embarked upon a shared initiative. In their joint press release, group spokesperson Governor Kate Brown explained “The West Coast Electric Fleets initiative leads the way in helping fleets scale up zero-emission vehicles to reach our goal that, by 2016, 10 percent of all new purchases are electric vehicles.” How is the West Coast Electric Fleets Initiative Doing?

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Shining Cities Leading America To 100%

The ECOreport looks at Environment California’s new report, which shows Shining Cities leading America to 100%

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMCities are a driving force behind the U.S. adoption of solar energy.  According to Environment California, the United States currently has 27 GW of installed solar capacity and much of that comes from more than 780,000 rooftops around the nations. Cities are not just centers of demand, are potentially major providers of electricity. Those are a few of the facts found in the 2016 report of Shining Cities leading America to 100%.

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HERO PACE’s Fastest Growing Market Is LA

The ECOreport looks into reasons why HERO PACE’s Fastest Growing market is LA

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMEric Garcetti has long been an advocate of clean energy. During his many years as a city counsellor, he wrote Los Angeles’ green building ordinance.  As mayor, Garcetti promised to create 20,000 clean energy and clean water sector jobs during his first term (2013-2017). In April 2015, he launched the city’s new sustainability plan (the “pLAn”) to reduce city-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2025, and become the first major US city to achieve zero-waste. Thus it is not surprising to find that LA is HERO PACE’s fastest growing market.

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West Coast Mayors Unite for Bold Climate Action

West Coast Mayors Unite for Bold Climate Action. The mayors of five cities renewed commitments to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 80 percent by 2050

Joint press release from Portland, Eugene, Los Angeles, Seattle and
San Francisco

The pledge came during the first West Coast Mayors Summit, a two-day convening of mayors from Portland, Seattle, Eugene, San Francisco and Los Angeles to discuss pressing issues affecting each of their cities: homelessness, housing, and climate action.

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West Coast Alliance Of Mayors To Fight Homelessness

The ECOreport carries a joint press release from the West Coast Alliance of mayors to fight homelessness.

From a Joint Press Release

The alliance was developed during the first West Coast Mayors Summit, a two-day convening of mayors from Portland, Seattle, Eugene, San Francisco and Los Angeles to discuss pressing issues affecting each of their cities: homelessness, housing, and climate action.

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