Los Angeles Solar and Efficiency Report (LASER)

Los Angeles Solar and Efficiency Report (LASER)

Colleen Callahan, J.R. DeShazo, Henry McCann, and Norman Wong
An Atlas of Investment Potential in Los Angeles County Version 2.0

New LASER 2.0!

In response to Present Obama's Climate Data Initiative, the UCLA Luskin Center and Environmental Defense Fund are releasing the newest version of the Los Angeles Solar and Efficiency Report (LASER)—a data-driven mapping tool designed to help communities identify opportunities to invest in projects that will save households money, create clean energy jobs and strengthen climate resilience. The tool illustrates existing pollution and climate change impacts at a community level, and illustrates “hot spots” ripe for rooftop solar investment and energy efficiency building potential at the parcel level.

Findings incude that Los Angeles County is currently leaving around 98 percent of its solar capacity untapped. Achieving just 10 percent of its rooftop solar potential could create 47,000 jobs and slash nearly 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually — the equivalent of taking about half a million cars off the road 

LASER Atlas 2.0  (available as a single pdf document/120 MB)

Individual County Level and Sub-regional Level Profiles:

Los Angeles County

Sub-regions

 

LA County Jobs

Link to EDF PAGE