Cross-posted from the NRDC blog.
A new report makes a strong case for Los Angeles leaders to reassess the city’s investments in energy efficiency programs to ensure they better serve affordable housing residents who remain deeply underserved by these services. Such investments, which are largely controlled by the city’s utility—Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)—could save low-income households $68 million annually, significantly reduce climate emissions, and create 3000 full-time, well-paying jobs in clean energy.
The California Energy Efficiency for All Coalition commissioned the report, Affordable Homes First: A Green New Deal for Renters, presenting Los Angeles with an opportunity to look at how it can invest in comprehensive efficiency programs for lower-income housing as a way to address some of the city’s socio-economic and environmental issues—especially given that multifamily residents in two- or more-unit complexes comprise more than half of LADWP’s customers.
Read the full post here.