Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Utilities - April 28, 2023
Southern California Water District Sets Reduction Measures
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California announced its inaugural Climate Action Plan that offers 42 GHG reduction measures.
The water district’s target is to reach carbon neutrality by 2045.
From May to December 2022, the water district switched to cleaner electricity purchases and created a plan to replace fossil-fuel vehicles.
“This progress was achieved through the hard work and dedication of groups across Metropolitan,” said Liz Crosson, chief sustainability, resilience and innovation officer of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California in a statement. “I am proud of our team of sustainability champions helping us deliver on our commitment to find solutions that benefit people, nature and the climate.”
The water district also switched 41% of its retail electricity accounts (electricity purchased from a utility) from the standard electricity mix to a green tariff option, which includes higher rates of carbon-free and renewable electricity. The target for 2025 is to procure at least 88% of electricity from carbon-free sources.