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San Diego - Climate Action Plan


Last updated 12/1/2015 at 11:18am

San Diego City staff have spent two years on the Climate Action Plan outlining proposals that would commit the city to using 100 percent renewable energy in 20 years, either through an alternative energy program called community choice aggregation, or through other means.

City staff have been given the direction to bring an implementation and funding plan to the City Council by April 1, 2016.

Under community choice, the city would decide where to buy its energy from, while still using SDG&E’s grid to deliver electricity. The plan states that by 2035, carbon emissions would be cut by 3.19 million metric tons, compared with a cut of 0.4 million metric tons through SDG&E.

SDG&E have stated that the calculations provided in the current plan, overstate community choice’s reductions and understates progress the utility company is making in moving toward more renewable energy.

SDG&E suggested that it would be unrealistic to achieve the 100 percent renewable energy goal that the plan aims to achieve.

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