San Diego County

San Diego County approves new Climate Action Plan

San Diego County approves new Climate Action Plan

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a new Climate Action Plan on Feb. 14, incorporating a goal to achieve 90 percent renewable electricity by 2030 while also addressing housing affordability and costs to development.

The plan includes strategies to meet the state’s 2020 and 2030 greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions targets and to demonstrate progress toward the 2050 GHG reduction goal. To meet the 2030 goal, the county will need to achieve a reduction of 897,135 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.

Measures to combat those emissions in the plan include “growing in a compact and efficient manner,” the installation of solar panels in existing homes,...

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