LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) May 13, 2019
The idea of the Green New Deal (GND), made famous by New York Congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has captured the nation’s focus. The GND in short is a proposed stimulus package to completely cut carbon emissions and boost the U.S. economy by switching to 100% renewable sources of energy. But even as a nationwide shift to renewable energy will happen gradually, some city leaders--most notably, Mayor Garcetti of Los Angeles, CA, have forged ahead of the pack by proposing immediate, citywide Green New Deal programs.
Mayor Eric Garcetti’s recently released Green New Deal plan for L.A. would put the city on track to carbon neutrality by 2050.
Green Solar Technologies Founder and renewable energy advocate, Nicki Zvik, comments on Mayor Garcetti’s progressive plan, stating, “Green Solar Technologies is proud to support the efforts of Mayor Garcetti and his team who are diligently working to create a cleaner, greener, and more economically efficient city for those living in and visiting Los Angeles. With environmental threats like pollution and climate change, it’s so important to have forward-thinking leaders like Garcetti who are committed to switching to renewable energy sources.”
According to the official website of Mayor Garcetti, “L.A.’s Green New Deal is guided by four key principles: a commitment to uphold the Paris Climate Agreement; a promise to deliver environmental justice and equity through an inclusive green economy; a plan to ensure every Angeleno has the ability to join the green economy by creating pipelines to good paying, green jobs; and a determination to lead by example within City government, showing the world what an urban Green New Deal looks like in practice.”
“It’s especially encouraging that Mayor Garcetti’s plan includes making green energy affordable to all,” states Zvik, “Ensuring that green energy alternatives are not just financially feasible but also financially advantageous to all people will help move us closer to the end goal of a healthier environment.”
Solar technology will be a key component in the L.A. Green New Deal. Beginning in 2020, it will be required that all new homes built in Los Angeles (including apartment complexes up to three stories) have solar energy systems installed upon construction. Companies like Green Solar Technologies have been pioneers in the industry, allowing customers across the United States to get a head start on the inevitable and exciting shift to using 100% renewable sources.
Nicki Zvik adds, “We’ve known for a long time that green energy, specifically solar, would be embraced both by the nation and globally. Los Angeles is simply the beginning of the domino effect we’ll be seeing shortly. The innovators at Green Solar are thrilled to see L.A.’s Green New Deal embraced, and for our company to be headquartered in the city leading the green energy movement is truly rewarding. We have exciting times ahead of us not just as a solar company, but as a community striving toward a cleaner and enriching environment that we can be proud to call home.”