03 Sep '12, 11pm

LADWP resolves to build clean, cheap, local energy (energy efficiency)

LADWP resolves to build clean, cheap, local energy (energy efficiency)

On August 7 , LADWP adopted guiding principles for the development and implementation of its energy efficiency portfolio. The resolution commits LADWP to "aggressively promote and achieve energy efficiency across all customer segments and energy end uses as a key part of LADWP's long-term, supply-side energy procurement strategy." What does this mean? Using energy efficiency as part of a supply-side energy procurement strategy may seem esoteric, but it has important implications for our clean energy future. It means that the leadership at LADWP recognizes that energy efficiency is not only clean local energy, it is also the cheapest energy available. LADWP intends to get as much energy efficiency as possible before turning to dirtier and more expensive energy resources. It means that LADWP has moved from the old mindset that dirty power plants are what keep the lights on a...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kgrenfell/ladwps_energy...

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