The Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power is kicking coal, but it isn’t easy. In January 2011, the American Customer Satisfaction Index ranked the DWP as the 13th most hated company in America.  They are working hard to turn around public perception including a program that involves an unlikely coalition of labor and environmental interests.  Together they aim to help low-income Angelenos make the transition—through energy efficiency and jobs. In a nutshell, the program uses retrofit projects to create a training program for skilled-labor jobs.  Read more in the Sierra Club’s article “Repower LA”:


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