Los Angeles headed for carbon neutralityNovember 29, 2019
By 2028, the metropolis, known for its gas pollution, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% – and, if successful, will exceed the conditions of the Paris Climate Agreement.
The Los Angeles authorities presented a plan to introduce the city to the benefits of zero carbon dioxide emissions. The driving forces behind the development of the Zero Emissions 2028 program are the LACI Clean Technology Incubator and the TEP Transport Electrification Partnership, which includes Audi, BMW, BYD, Greenlots, Proterra and Tesla, as well as the California Air Resources Board, utility and energy companies.
The priority area for TEP is the most affected areas of the city, writes Electrek.
The plan involves achieving the following goals:
The share of electric vehicles is 30% of all cars on the roads and at least 80% of all cars sold.
20% less trips for which personal vehicles with one passenger are currently used. People will switch to carbon-neutral public transport, bicycles or other active vehicles.
All public investments in land transport and freight infrastructure will contribute to carbon-neutral solutions and the creation of the country’s first carbon-neutral freight corridor I-710.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said the Zero Emissions 2028 program will serve as a model for other cities that want to follow the same path.
“We will not be able to stop the impending climate crisis until we begin to work with all sectors and resources of the city to put an end to hazardous emissions and accelerate the onset of carbon-neutral future transport,” he said.
Recall that in 2028, the Summer Olympic Games are planned in Los Angeles. The metropolis is carefully preparing for this event, including going to cancel the fare on public transport.
San Francisco embraced a similar program last year. The transport agency of the city said that all buses running in the city will be fully electric no later than 2035.
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