I received an email from Barbara Boxer today to update me on the news about a new grant to be given to Los Angeles for energy efficiency upgrades. It’s good news that I thought you should all know. I include below the text in its entirety:
I am happy to let you know of federal funding that will be coming to Los Angeles County that will both create new jobs and help to make buildings more efficient. This funding is part of a nationwide Department of Energy program that will award nearly $93 million for energy efficiency upgrades to reduce energy use and create jobs.
Under this program, Los Angeles County will receive more than $15.4 million to retrofit buildings with critical energy efficiency upgrades to reduce energy use, water use and carbon emissions. I am so pleased that Los Angeles County will receive this grant, which could not come at a more critical time. This funding will help create jobs, reduce global warming pollution and help California continue to lead the way toward our country’s new, clean-energy future.
Los Angeles County will also use the funding to implement its Green Building Ordinance for new residential and commercial buildings and to develop a climate action plan that will create a greenhouse gas emissions target and a plan to reduce regional emissions.
United States Senator