San Diego to be 100% renewable by 2035

San Diego to be 100% renewable by 2035

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The city's council has approved a plan aimed at halving green house gas emissions. A budget of $127 million has been allocated for the project

By 2035, electric power production in San Diego will come exclusively from renewable sources especially solar energy. The Climate action plan, as announced by Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, was approved by the city council of the California city with the goal of halving green house gas emissions within 20 years. Aside from the environmental benefits, there will be positive consequences also for employment, and for this reason Mayor Faulconer did not shy from expressing his satisfaction with an agreement able to bring together sustainability and economic growth. The project, for which $127 will be allocated, follows by just a few months, the signing of the Paris agreement and will make San Diego the first major US city to use 100% renewable energy. The plan also included the goal of increasing the urban vegetation by 35% and the bringing the city’s recycling of solid waste in the city.