DWP quietly scales back Villaraigosa’s ambitious renewable energy goal

Leadership upheaval at the agency has resulted in shifting priorities. Under First Deputy Mayor Austin Beutner, the agency is revising plans to generate 40% of its power from renewable sources by 2020. As Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa prepares to pick the next general manager of the Department of Water and Power — his sixth in three and a half years — the massive utility is quietly backing away from his ambitious goal of generating 40% of its power from renewable sources by 2020.

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DWP quietly scales back Villaraigosa’s ambitious renewable energy goal