Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Modernization / Renewable Power Generation / Sustainable Aviation Fuels / Electrification of Ground-Based Activities / Zero-Emission Vehicles

MOTION-- LAX Modernization: Getting to NetZero -Decarbonizing and Electrifying LAX
Los Angeles is making major strides in the efforts to cut carbon emissions and address climate change by focusing on
our largest source of carbon emissions: energy generation. Fossil fuel fed power plants produce extreme amounts of
carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and other harmful pollutants known to affect human health, wildlife,
and entire ecosystems. This impact is magnified when accounting for the cost of fossil fuel extraction via drilling and
mining. Though these activities often occur in largely uninhabited areas, Los Angeles County still hosts many active
drilling sites for oil and natural gas. Communities of color, historically redlined and marginalized, often bear the
brunt of these activities and diminished health outcomes for children and adults accompany people living in close
proximity to extraction of these resources.

It is for this reason that we are working collaboratively with City, County, and State governments to put Los
Angeles's money where its mouth is on climate change by moving to aggressively wind down extraction and energy
generation of fossil fuels and move to more sustainable options like wind, hydro, and solar energy capture. We are
doing this by getting the Department of Water and Power (DWP), the nation's largest municipal utility company to
divest from fossil fuels and invest in renewables to serve their four million consumers via commitments made via the
LA100 plan.

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the city department that runs Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), plays a
key role in the city’s efforts to fight climate change, and is making major strides to become more sustainable, guided
by its Sustainability Action Plan that calls for net zero carbon emissions by 2045. The Landside Access
Modernization Program (LAMP) that connects LAX to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation
Authority's (LA Metro) growing transportation network will include solar generation capacity of approximately 1.5
megawatts embedded into infrastructure being built. LAWA has been investing in zero emissions electric-only
vehicle fleets, including transportation shuttles, and electric car charging stations at existing and new parking
facilities throughout the LAX campus. Passenger airline gates have been electrified and many of the airlines at LAX
operate incentive programs for their ground crews and pilots to shut off fossil fuel powered engines as soon as an
aircraft is parked at a gate. Many airlines are also electrifying their ground support equipment, such as baggage
towers and catering trucks, to ensure the vehicles servicing aircraft are also zero emissions. Additional measures
include waste diversion programs, water reduction targets, and investments in recycled water capacity. Though
these goals and achievements to date are laudable, more can and must be done.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) recently released Code Red report makes it clear that
governments must accelerate carbon reduction actions in order to slow the devastating impacts of climate change,
of which our coastal communities and LAX are particularly vulnerable. Los Angeles is already leading the way
nationally in accelerating actions, and recently embraced a plan to meet a 100% clean energy standard by 2035, ten
years faster than the legally mandated requirements in California. We have an obligation to build on and accelerate
existing plans to confront our rapidly escalating climate crisis.

I THEREFORE MOVE that the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) report back to Council within 120 days with the

• Power Generation Opportunities on LAWA Lands: LAWA should report on opportunities to generate power via
renewable sources across the properties it owns at LAX, Van Nuys, and Palmdale. This should include the current
status of projects under consideration and estimated timelines for completion of these projects should they be
pursued. It should also discuss opportunities to cite those renewables, including on privately owned buildings at the airports, and on opportunities to site renewable energy systems with energy storage;

• Sustainable Aviation Fuel Adoption: LAWA should report on recommendations to increase use of sustainable
aviation fuels (SAF) at LAX, including needed regulatory reforms statewide or nationally. The report should also
discuss the availability of SAF at scale in the near-term for use at LAX, the carbon dioxide lifecycle emissions of those
available fuels, and an estimation of the percentage of fuel used at LAX that can feasibly be converted to SAF;

• Near 100% Electrification of Ground-Based Activities: LAWA should report on the percentage of ground-based
vehicles operating at LAX and Van Nuys that are zero emissions vehicles (both the LAWA fleet and private operators’
fleets), incentive programs LAWA currently has in place to phase out emissions generating vehicles, electrification
goals and timelines of the programs, whether these timelines can be feasibly accelerated, and whether the emissions
factor targets within the existing GSE Emission Reduction Policy can be reduced further. The report should also
include whether additional funding of LAWAs Electric GSE Incentive Program may be necessary to expedite
fleet-wide performance targets or lower the emission factors within the existing timelines;

• Incentivizing Electric Vehicle Parking: LAWA should report back to Council on any plans to electrify parking
facilities, including the current percentage of passenger and employee parking spaces that offer electric vehicle
charging, LAWA's multi-year goals to increase these percentages, and whether the strategy includes more favorable
parking permit terms and costs for electric vehicles;

I FURTHER MOVE that the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) report back to Council within 120 days on a timeline
to study an accelerated Sustainability Action Plan that would achieve carbon neutral facilities by 2035. The report
should include a discussion of catalytic policy changes and investments to develop zero emissions transportation and
buildings by that date.