Coastal areas receive mixed grades on Climate Action Plan report card
Published - 03/17/20 - 09:15 AM | 3701 views | 3 3 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend | print
San Diego coastal areas, like the rest of the County, got mixed grades from good to poor in the fourth annual Climate Action Plan report card recently released by the Climate Action Campaign.

“While we are winning some battles, we are losing the war against the climate crisis,” said Maleeka Marsden, the lead author of the CAC report card. “The path to a zero-carbon future will not be easy, but we will emerge on the other side with cleaner air, cleaner water, better health, and livable neighborhoods.”

The report card details how well 18 cities and the County of San Diego are implementing their climate solutions and moving toward carbon neutrality.

The CAC is a coalition of national climate, conservation and progressive groups, state and local partners, and key allies working to protect clean air and promote action to limit climate change. 

Carbon neutrality, or having a net-zero carbon footprint, refers to achieving net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by balancing carbon emissions with carbon removal (often through carbon offsetting) or simply eliminating carbon emissions altogether during the transition to a post-carbon economy.

Ways to reduce the carbon footprint include: minimizing auto-driving and using public transit or other alternatives; switching to renewable energy options (solar, wind, etc.); reducing energy use; taking energy-saving steps by converting to things like LED lightbulbs; and employing smart technologies, like programmable thermostats, that automatically control temperatures cutting down on energy waste.

This year, no city earned a “gold standard” on CAC’s annual report card. The cities of San Diego, Encinitas and La Mesa received silver awards. Solana Beach, Del Mar, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, and Carlsbad received honorable mention getting bronze awards.

Discussing countywide carbon-cutting efforts, Marsden said, “The City of San Diego is leading the region in terms of climate action, with the goal being 100% clean energy. The City is doing really well in terms of moving toward Community Choice Energy, which allows residents to have a (less carbon) alternative. The goal is to have 100% clean energy in the City with lower rates by 2035. To do that, we really need to find a way to slash carbon emissions drastically.”

While San Diego County cities were progressing toward achieving 100% clean energy by CCE programs, the CAC’s report card showed these gains were overshadowed by the failure to reduce the largest source of regional emissions: transportation. Most cities are also continuing to struggle to make substantial progress on zero waste, planting more shade trees and achieving energy equity.

Noting San Diego’s adopted Climate Action Plan “has a very ambitious goal to get 50% of urban residents biking, walking or taking alternative transportation by 2035,” Marsen added, “We’re still really far behind in the math. It takes a long time to build infrastructure and to change people’s (transportation) habits. So it’s really important for the City to get started on that.”

Pointing out San Diego is now “the largest city in the nation to commit to 100% clean energy,” Marsden noted, “We still need to attain a safe and livable future. We need a path to get to zero carbon, and to get off of fossil fuels entirely by 2045.”

To meet state climate goals and local Climate Action Plans, cities must slash, by half, their carbon footprints by 2030, and the San Diego region must achieve zero carbon by 2045.

Comments-icon Post a Comment
Rachael Mildred
March 31, 2020

I got my ex husband back to me and also got fertile and gave birth to twins girls after 12 years of marriage.

When I came online last year, I met a testimony about Doctor ODUNGA how he has been helping people with marriage issues and I decided to contact him. We spoke on email at [email protected] and later he gave me his Whats App number which is 2348167159012. He assured me he would help me get my ex husband back after 3 years of no contact. Doctor Odunga is the best spell caster I must say. My husband called me after 24 hours of contact. The third day, I received natural herbs for fertility and after using it, I became fertile and conceived. I and my husband reconnected, had sex and I was pregnant. Presently I am happy to say I am the mother of twins girls and this is ALL THANKS TO DOCTOR ODUNGA. I came online to say this If you need help, I believe you are saved with this man. Contact his email at [email protected] OR Whats App/Call 2348167159012 and you too will give a testimony too to help others
March 20, 2020
I am Lisa william from Florida USA, my gratitude go to my friend who introduce Dr IWisa that help me bring back my husband, a very big thank to my friend who make these day possible for me and my family to be happy together again. My husband left me with two kids and run after another woman turn my husband eye away from his family for 3 years after 12 years of marriage. words alone can not explain how happy i am right now with my family. If you are looking for a truth and powerful man to help you bring back your husband or your ex, kindly contact Dr Iwisa on these phone number 27730886631 email: [email protected] WhatsApp 27730886631

lisa william
March 20, 2020
I read some testimonies about a love spell caster by DR IWISA on how he has helped lots of people in bringing back their ex lovers within 48hours, Sincerely I was just thinking if that was real and if this man could really help bring back my lover whom I love so much. I decided to contact him because I love my wife so much and we have been apart for a couple of months I really missed her so much, I have tried all other means to get her back but couldn't. I contacted DR IWISA and he told me that my ex will come back to me in the next 48 hours, DR IWISa released her up to know how much i loved and wanted her And opened her eyes to picture how much we have share together. My ex is now back to me again as I`m the most happiest man on earth. All thanks goes to DR IWISA for the excessive work that he has done for me for helping me get my ex back . here is his phone number 27730886631 email: [email protected] WhatsApp 27730886631

and contact him if you have a lover that you really want back so badly,

Comments are back! Simply post the comment (it'll complain about you failing the human test) then simply click on the captcha and then click "Post Comment" again. Comments are also welcome on our Facebook page.