Clean energy is next to godliness — or at least that’s the position of the soon-to-open Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, which has installed a $600,000 solar array that will meet 10 to 15 percent of the cathedral’s energy needs. The solar array is one of the largest to be installed as part of the Department of Water and Power’s Green L.A. program, and the first of 16 such projects to be piloted at religious institutions through the work of the Los Angeles Interfaith Environmental Council’s Green Sanctuaries program. Council Co-Chair Lee Wallach said of the installation, “[W]e are not only sustaining the quality of life and the environment for our children and grandchildren. We are establishing the moral compass for the rest of the country by setting this extraordinary example of environmental stewardship.”

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