TAG: Los Angeles

LA Launches Largest Rooftop Solar Tariff Program in U.S.

LA Launches Largest Rooftop Solar Tariff Program in U.S.

The city of Los Angeles just launched the nation’s largest rooftop solar feed-in tariff program, which will help many building owners to install solar power systems on their buildings and sell the electricity back to the grid. The Feed-in Tariff (FiT) program was kicked off by switching on the first rooftop solar installation to feed into the LA grid, a PV system on the top of Oxnard Plaza Apartments in North Hollywood, which is expected to produce 142,000 kWh of solar power per year. “Today, we took a major step forward in creating a clean energy future for Los Angeles… read more

Los Angeles to Go Coal-Free by 2025

LA Beyond Coal

The mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, has announced that over the next 12 years, the giant metropolis will completely eliminate coal as an energy source on its grid. While LA has made earlier moves to source some of their energy through renewable energies, this ambitious plan takes aim at the 39% of the demand that is currently met by coal. The plan calls for a gradual transition over the next 12 years, with the city ending its contracts with coal plants and covering the resulting gap in demand with power from cleaner energy sources, such as natural gas. “Los… read more

Organic eco-fashion

VBN - Vicarious by Nature

The Vicarious by Nature collection of fashionable, organic & eco-conscious contemporary clothing will be on show on March 8, 2012 at the Attire to Inspire fashion show as part of Los Angeles fashion week. Founded in 2007 by Robb Hanson & Devon Craychee, Vicarious by Nature (VBN) is an eco-contemporary clothing line that fosters the ideals of quality and style with a “naturally” conscious approach. They aim to be forward thinking environmentally, while still being fashion forward. Attire to Inspire, Breathe LA‘s second annual charity fashion show, will be held at the Conga Room in downtown Los Angeles. Other eco… read more