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Wealthy L.A. areas use far more energy than poor ones

Wealthier neighborhoods use far more energy per capita than their low-income counterparts, but the biggest energy users overall in Los Angeles County are commercial and industrial businesses.<p>Those are among the findings of a new analysis of energy consumption that provides the most detailed map of …

Creating a green Los Angeles needs to start with our buildings, not our cars

Many of us living here in Los Angeles try our best to be as environmentally responsible as possible. It's a difficult task, because, until recently, we've essentially been operating blind when it comes to information on one of the biggest energy users in our lives: buildings.<p>Buildings emit nearly …

UCLA project gives rare look at buildings' energy efficiency

What if we knew cars turned out greenhouse gases, but couldn’t tell the difference in emissions between a Hummer and a Prius? The UCLA Center for …

Energy Atlas Offers New Insights into LA's Power Consumption

In Los Angeles, lower-income dwellings use more electricity per square foot than higher-income households — that’s a given. But look a little closer, …

L.A.'s New 'Energy Atlas' Maps Who Sucks the Most Off the Grid

Patterns of consumption fall along class lines in the nation’s most populous county.<p>In the U.S., commercial and residential buildings emit nearly 40 percent of all CO2 emissions. Their energy use—which represents nearly 70 percent of the country’s electricity load—is the biggest driver of their …

Mapping How Much Energy Every Neighborhood in LA is Using

It used to be that energy companies were the only ones who had access to information about how much energy we were all using—neither customers nor city governments had access to those numbers. But now, using US Census data, property records, and "never-before-released" information on energy use …

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Yes, L.A.'s Rich Consume 3 Times as Much Electricity

Researchers at the university's California Center for Sustainable Communities say the database shows, for example, that the average Malibu resident …