Currently in Los Angeles — May 11th, 2022

Lovely clear skies and strong wind

The weather, currently.

Good morning everyone. Yesterday I took a day trip to the desert to review the High Desert Test Sites Biennial & my car plopped into the sand. We only had to wait 40 minutes for a winch, had plenty of water, and even cell service, but it’s a good reminder of how dangerous barren landscapes could be. As the sun began to set, the high winds came rolling in, and that desert chill is no joke. Speaking of wind, hold on to your hats! Today’s going to be windy, though the really strong gusts won’t catch up with us until the evening. Before that happens, you should expect clear, sunny skies and lovely high around 70°F.  By sunset, temperatures will be in the high 50’s, and eventually get to a low around 51°F.

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

Currently published a story by Alexandra Applegate today, on the benefits of solar power in low-income communities.

“Historically, low and moderate-income communities have been left out of the move to solar — and the savings that accompany it — even though those are the households that could benefit the most,” Applegate writes. “Two-thirds of low-income households experience a high energy burden, paying around 8.6 percent of their annual income on utilities. This is three times more than what non-low-income households pay for their heat and electricity.”

“Yet, across America, people who own solar are generally more wealthy. A 2022 Lawrence Berekley report found that solar owners have an average income that is 58 percent higher than their county’s median. After all, it costs up to $30,000 to complete a solar system installation on one home. Plus, many low-income Americans are renters or their homes do not have the sufficient infrastructure to support solar panels.”

Click here to read the full article