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San Diego: All Renewable Energy Sources by 2020

December 16, 2015 By Carl Weinschenk

san_diegoSan Diego, the eighth largest city in the United States, will use 100 percent renewable energy by 2020, according to The New York Times.

The vote in the city council was unanimous. It is the first large city to make the pledge legally binding, according to the story. The path to all-renewable energy may include shifting control of some power management tasks from the city to local utilities, to field a fleet in which half of vehicle run on renewables and recycling 98 percent of methane produced by sewage and water treatment plants. The ordinance also commits to cutting greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2035, the story says.

Last month, Las Vegas said that it will expand its partnership with NV Energy in an effort to move to 100 percent renewable energy sources, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

2 comments on “San Diego: All Renewable Energy Sources by 2020

  1. Yes – I agree! It is a shame that countries like Australia are so short-sighted in their planned second airport within the highly populated Sydney Basin of Western Sydney – just 15kms from the iconic World Heritage Blue Mountains. Please help Australians convince the government to change their mind and move toward greener options – such as Fast Rail – sign the petition at https://www.change.org/p/members-of-the-house-of-representatives-stop-the-western-sydney-airport?recruiter=30058115&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_facebook_responsive&utm_term=mob-md-no_src-custom_msg&fb_ref=Default

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