February 7, 2018 – VOSD – Ruarri Serpa reports – In a new report, Climate Action Campaign, an organization that seeks to curb climate change through public policy, has given Encinitas a gold rating, making it one of the best plans in the San Diego County. Solana Beach’s plan received a silver rating, while those coming out of Carlsbad, San Marcos and Del Mar received bronze.
The scorecard looked at nine criteria, including whether the plans are legally binding, meet state greenhouse gas reduction goals and include strategies to shift people away from the single largest producer of emissions — cars.
Climate Action Campaign added a grade this year for progress that’s actually made, noting that a plan is only good if it is implemented. To that end, San Marcos received minimal marks for implementation, with the report noting that the city has not published any monitoring reports since their climate action plan was adopted in 2013.
Carlsbad also received a bronze rating for implementation, while Del Mar got participation points.
Solana Beach and Encinitas were not graded on implementation because those cities only adopted their policies in July and January.
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