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Encinitas Releases Climate Action Plan Annual Report for 2019

Encinitas, CA – The City of Encinitas published its first comprehensive Climate Action Plan (CAP) Annual Monitoring Report on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.  The Annual Report summarizes the City’s progress towards meeting the ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets set in the CAP and evaluates implementation progress on each of the 19 City actions called out in the CAP, adopted in January 2018. This 2019 Annual Report includes data tracked through 2018 and additional notable City actions that occurred last year.

The 2018 CAP established seven greenhouse gas reducing strategies: building efficiency, renewable energy, water efficiency, clean and efficient transportation, off-road equipment, zero waste, and carbon sequestration. Staff began implementing many City actions in 2018 and out of the 19 City actions specified in the CAP, four (4) have been completed, fourteen (14) are in progress, and one (1) is awaiting resources.

The City’s most notable achievement is the formation of a Community Choice Energy (CCE) program, San Diego Community Power (SDCP), with its regional partner cities: San Diego, La Mesa, Imperial Beach, and Chula Vista. The SDCP is on track to begin providing renewable electricity to customers in 2021. The City of Encinitas also introduced a citywide gas-powered leaf blower ban to reduce air and noise pollution, and adopted an ordinance requiring electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on certain residential and commercial properties to encourage clean transportation.

To view the PDF version of the CAP Annual Monitoring Report on the City of Encinitas’ website, follow this link. To explore the City’s progress on the City’s new interactive Climate Dashboard website, visit www.encinitasenvironment.org. For general information about the City’s Climate Action Plan, click here. You can also stay up to date on climate action by following the City on social media and following the hashtag #EncinitasEnvironment.

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ABOUT THE CITY OF ENCINITAS

Located along six miles of Pacific Ocean coastline in northern San Diego County, Encinitas has an approximate population of 63,000 and is characterized by coastal beaches, cliffs, flat-topped coastal areas, steep mesa bluffs and rolling hills. The city was incorporated in 1986, drawing together the communities of New Encinitas, Old Encinitas, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Olivenhain and Leucadia.