What is this indicator?
This indicator measures the percentage of electricity that is from renewable resources, such as solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, biogas, and hydro.
Why is it important?
Electricity used at home or at work generate greenhouse gas emissions from fossil-fueled plants. Reducing energy use and increasing renewable sources of electricity like wind, geothermal and solar, will help avoid emissions that cause global warming.
How are we doing?
Investor-Owned Utilities are required to meet the State's targets of 33% renewable by 2020 and 50% renewable by 2030. In 2018, Santa Monica joined the Clean Power Alliance along with several other Southern California cities. Through the Clean Power Alliance, Santa Monica is able to offer residents and businesses electricity sourced from renewable energy.
Service for the Clean Power Alliance began in 2019 for both residents and businesses. This indicator reflects data prior to implementation of Clean Power Alliance service.