This week, the Del Mar City Council voted unanimously to adopt a plan that aims to cut the city’s greenhouse gas emissions in half in less than 20 years.
Del Mar’s Climate Action Plan outlines how the city can combat climate change. It will serve as a comprehensive roadmap, outlining strategies the city could use to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent by 2020 and 50 percent by 2035.
“This is time-sensitive,” Mayor Sherryl Parks said about climate change. “It’s something that is right here and it needs to be addressed.”
Read more about Del Mar’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) adoption in the Del Mar Times here. Read Del Mar’s Climate Action Plan on the City’s website, here. Top strategies that the Plan highlights for greenhouse gas reductions include efficiency and renewables education, promotion of community energy benchmarking, streamlining permit approvals for efficiency and renewables, promotion of financing tools like PACE for efficiency and renewables projects, and community choice aggregation (CCA).
Del Mar joins other San Diego County cities in its adoption of a Climate Action Plan: Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Encinitas, Escondido, San Diego, San Marcos and Vista. Most of the County’s cities have worked with the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to develop Energy Roadmaps for energy management planning.
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