This week the Climate Action Campaign released its first ever Climate Action Report Card. Only only 9 of 19 cities in the region have even done a plan. Of those plans that have been completed, Escondido ranked the lowest earning a ‘needs improvement’ ranking. Our city came in last with 40 of 100 points. Vista was next lowest with 47. San Diego took home the Gold Medal with their nationally recognized Climate Action Plan.
There are so many excellent strategies that cities can adopt and pursue that make a city more energy efficient, nice to live in, and more cost-effective. We look forward to working with Escondido to try to improve this plan so that next year our region shows ‘most improved’!
A good first step would be to investigate a Community Choice Energy study such as other North County cities are engaging in.
Below are highlights of the report.