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San Diego signs Climate Action Plan to use 100 percent renewable energy by 2035

06 May 2016 | Adaptation

In a news report by Digital Trends, they said that San Diego initiated the Climate Action plan which legally binds them to achieve their goal of using 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. The government of San Diego said the plan is their constitution for development.

Their Climate Action Plan indicates that they hope to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50%. But what's surprising about CAP is that is a bipartisan agreement by both the Republican Mayor Kevin Faulconer and the Democrat-dominated city council.

The San Diego solar installations have seen growth up to 76 percent in the last two years making people believe that the Climate Action Plan can actually be achieved. To add to that, they will continue developing various projects to usher in the CAP including the expansion of its wind energy resource, the further proliferation of their urban tree canopy coverage to 35 percent and the promotion of alternative transportation systems to lessen carbon emission.

The Climate Action Plan states that "By striking a sensible balance between protecting our environment and growing our economy, San Diego can support clean technology, renewable energy, and economic growth."

Kevin Faulconer, the Mayor of San Diego said, "This Climate Action Plan sets forth common-sense strategies to achieve attainable greenhouse gas reduction targets."

Because of the visible projects geared towards this goal, which has been going on for quite some time now, and of course the legally binding promise of the Climate Action Plan, the goal of San Diego to be 100 percent powered by renewable energy in 2035 can easily be translated into reality.

 

SOURCE: Nature World News