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LA Meets Mayor's 20% Renewable Energy Source Goal

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We got it, and we're paying for it: "Los Angeles has met its goal of providing 20 percent of the city’s power from renewable sources in 2010 largely thanks to a wind plant," according to an AP report published by CBS2.

The goal was set early in 2010 by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who at the time cautioned Angelenos the move to energy sources like the Pine Tree Wind Power Plant would cost a little more out of pocket via DWP charges. However, the plant is what is being credited today with being the reason Los Angeles achieved the Mayor's goal.

At the same time Villaraigosa made public his vision for 2010, he also said he "wants the city to be off the coal-habit and at 40% renewable energy," by 2020.