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Video: LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Presents "When Cities Lead: The LA Experience"

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At the "Energy All-Stars" event held this past Saturday at U.S. Department of Energy headquarters in Washington, DC, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke about how his city is moving towards a cleaner, more energy-efficient future. I live tweeted the event; here are the tweets on Mayor Villaraigosa's talk.

  • David Sandalow introduces LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. "When Cities Lead: The LA Experience"
  • Mayor @villaraigosa - Climate change is here to say, evidence is inescapable, we can't continue fossil fuel burning ways
  • Mayor @villaraigosa - Working to make LA one of the cleanest, greenest cities in country. Cities use more than 2/3 of energy
  • Mayor @villaraigosa - Cities particularly vulnerable to rising sea levels, intense storms like Sandy
  • Mayor @villaraigosa - Cities are a major part of the sustainability problem, can be a major part of the #energy solution
  • Mayor @villaraigosa - Goal is to make LA the green #energy capital of the United States.
  • Mayor @villaraigosa - Citywide #solar feed in tariff program, will bring thousands of jobs to LA, make #solar economic
  • Mayor @villaraigosa - Reduction in pollution from Port of LA w/out harming economic development. Win win.
  • Mayor @villaraigosa - LA known for addiction to single passenger auto, smog. Now working to doube size of rail system.
  • Mayor @villaraigosa - Getting to green energy future isn't just about big steps. Also need smaller-scale projects.
  • Mayor @villaraigosa - #Energy efficiency, aggressive green retrofit program for buildings in LA.
  • Mayor @villaraigosa - "The best source of renewable energy is the energy you don't use."
  • Mayor @villaraigosa - LA has more LEED certified buildings than any other US city.
  • Mayor @villaraigosa - Don't be deterred by slow progress at national level, grow green economy at the city level.