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Will L.A. Be Powered by 20% Renewable Energy by Xmas?

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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa certainly hopes so--after all, it's his publicly stated goal. And while that's been out there, behind the scenes, a surcharge is being talked about. If Angelenos pay up an additional $2.50 "carbon surcharge" a month, L.A. can be powered by 20% renewable energy like solar, wind an geothermal, according to the LA Times. By 2020, Villaraigosa wants the city to be off the coal-habit and at 40% renewable energy. A survey says 64% of Angelenos approve, do you?