Several members of the Los Angeles City Council Monday announced support for a state senate bill which would speed up deadlines for switching to all renewable energy sources.
If passed SB-100 would require California to generate 50-percent of its electric needs through renewable sources by 2025 and 100-percent by 2045.
At a news conference at City Hall to announce the symbolic City Council support, other groups said the changeover would help accelerate technological and economic development.
"SB-100 will send an unequivocal message to the market that renewable energy is a huge business opportunity here in California, which in turn will lead to jobs," said Michael Swords, with the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, an organization that helps businesses develop environmental and energy solutions.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has already planned to switch to all renewable power sources ahead of the state deadlines.