03/07/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Los Angeles Buying Green Power From Mexico To Meet Goals

Though we already know there are a few catches to the argument that greener energy will instantly make the country wholly energy independent -- like a necessary resource for hybrid and electric cars being mostly in Bolivia -- there is a more pressing and obvious concern:

If the United States doesn't start figuring out its own green energy solutions, it's going to have yet again look elsewhere for energy. Like, according to the LA Times, Mexico:

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa celebrated a milestone at the Department of Water and Power today, signing an agreement that allows the DWP to purchase geothermal power from Mexico's power agency, the Comision Federal de Electricidad.

Technically, the deal went into effect weeks ago, with the city's utility buying 25 megawatts of around-the-clock geothermal power in December and 50 megawatts in January. The power originates at the Cerro Prieto geothermal facility in Mexicali, Baja California.