Los Angeles Solar and Efficiency Report (LASER)

New LASER 2.0!

In response to Present Obama’s Climate Data Initiative, the UCLA Luskin Center and Environmental
Defense Fund are releasing
the newest version of the Los Angeles Solar and
Efficiency Report (LASER)
—a data-driven mapping tool designed to help communities identify
opportunities to invest in projects that will save households money, create
clean energy jobs and strengthen climate resilience. The tool illustrates
existing pollution and climate change impacts at a community level, and
illustrates “hot spots” ripe for rooftop solar investment and energy efficiency
building potential at the parcel level.

Findings incude that Los Angeles County is currently leaving around 98 percent of its solar
capacity untapped. Achieving just 10 percent of its rooftop solar potential could
create 47,000 jobs and slash nearly 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide
emissions annually — the equivalent of taking about half a million cars off the

LASER Atlas 2.0  (available as a single pdf document/120 MB)

Individual County Level and Sub-regional Level Profiles:

Los Angeles County



LA County Jobs

Link to EDF PAGE