The San Diego County Planning Commission voted 6-1 Thursday to recommend that the county’s Board of Supervisors approve a revised Climate Action Plan.
The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to consider the revised county Climate Action Plan and the planning commission’s recommendation Feb 14.
A draft Climate Action Plan was released for public review and comment last August. It is designed to cut greenhouse gases in the county’s unincorporated communities and county facilities and properties to meet state reduction targets for 2020 and 2030.
The revised plan includes strategies such as an incentive program to encourage the installation of solar photovoltaic panels on existing homes, increasing renewable energy overall, diverting more trash away from landfills, and improving the energy efficiency of new development.
Some of the revisions to the draft plan included increasing the percentage of solid waste diversion away from landfills from 75 to 80 percent by 2030, increasing the renewable energy program from 90 to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030, and to eliminating some measures that would impact costs to housing and commercial development.
The Climate Action Plan was created with input from local residents and more than 50 stakeholder groups, ranging from environmental to business and community organizations, collected in more than 100 public workshops, meetings and events.
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