Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will discuss his “100% Clean Energy for America Plan” Friday at the new Los Angeles Department of Transportation Bus Depot in Little Tokyo, hours after releasing it.
Inslee, a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, unveiled a 10-year plan that will set a national 100% clean electricity standard, require 100% carbon-neutral power by 2030, reach 100% zero emissions in all new light- and medium-duty vehicles and all buses by 2030; and achieve 100% zero-carbon pollution from all new commercial and residential buildings by 2030.
“The climate crisis is urgent — and it demands a big, bold plan to cut carbon emissions,” Inslee said. “The 100% Clean Energy for America Plan creates a detailed roadmap to 100% clean energy in our electric grid, in our buildings, and in our vehicles.
“This plan is ambitious in its scope, but practical in its aims, because it’s based off successes in Washington state and other states and cities around the country. We can and must build an economy free from fossil fuels, and that is what I’m proposing today.”
Inslee will view Los Angeles’ new electric buses and electric vehicle charging stations and discuss the clean energy bill recently passed in his home state.
Inslee will be joined at the bus depot by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, will also discuss Measure EE, the parcel tax measure to increase funding for the Los Angeles Unified School District that will appear on the June 4 ballot.
This will be the second time in two weeks Garcetti has appeared with a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. He toured the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant in Playa Del Rey with New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker on April 22.
When Inslee announced his candidacy March 1 at a solar installation company in Seattle, he said he was running “because this is our moment, our moment to solve America’s most daunting challenge and make it the first, foremost, and paramount duty of the United States — defeating climate change.”
Inslee is also scheduled to appear on the HBO talk show “Real Time with Bill Maher” Friday evening.
Inslee will be making his third trip to Southern California since declaring his candidacy. On March 11 he met with residents of a Malibu Hills mobile home park devastated in the Woolsey Fire. Inslee visited the L.A. Cleantech Incubator on April 18.
Inslee was in San Francisco on Thursday, appearing on the Climate One podcast, touring a house retrofitted with solar panels and meeting students pursuing clean energy careers through workforce education.
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