This week, the City of San Diego made its Climate Action Plan (CAP) legally binding in a powerful bipartisan agreement. The signing of the CAP is making headlines for its goal for the City to use 100% renewable energy by 2035 – major other components include using tree canopy and alternate forms of transportation to reduce carbon emissions, consideration of energy and water conservation and disclosure ordinances, and development of a municipal building efficiency strategy.
As reported in Digital Trends, Mayor Kevin Faulconer shares the following:
“This Climate Action Plan sets forth common-sense strategies to achieve attainable greenhouse gas reduction targets,” Faulconer wrote. “Apart from reducing greenhouse gases, this plan will: … enhance quality of life by supporting active transportation, planting trees and reducing landfill waste; and save taxpayers’ money by decreasing municipal water, waste and energy usage in city-owned buildings.”