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Feb. 7: Conversation about the future of energy in Los Angeles

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If you’re interested in how Los Angeles can shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy, then you should come to the first in a series of public talks copresented by UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge and the Hammer Museum about the future of sustainability in Los Angeles.

The panel discussion, titled “Los Angeles and 100% Renewable Energy,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7 in the Hammer Museum’s Billy Wilder Theater. This is the first program in a yearlong series called “Future L.A.: Engineering a Sustainable Supercity,” which brings together community voices, leading experts and scholars in conversations on regional sustainability efforts and the critical role we all play in helping make this future a reality.

As part of an ongoing nationwide conversation, this panel examines Los Angeles’ efforts to shift the megacity from fossil fuels to a renewable energy future. The speakers will be Richard Wirz, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science; Angelina Galiteva, founder and board president of the Renewables 100 Policy Institute; and Nancy Sutley, chief sustainability and economic development officer at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. David Hochschild, commissioner on the California Energy Commission, will serve as moderator.

Throughout the year the series will explore the technology, infrastructure, policy and ideas that are reshaping the region into the first sustainable megacity in the world.

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