Several cities and counties throughout California are adopting Climate Action Plans (CAPs) that contain strategies and goals for reducing harmful greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These CAPs at times set ambitious environmental and clean energy targets, such as achieving 100 percent renewable energy portfolios, and they serve as roadmaps to achieve specific GHG emission reductions. Adopting CAPs as guidelines toward reducing emissions can create benefits for the local environment, economy, and help provide a better future for the entire region.
While CAPs provide general recommendations for reducing emissions, such as creating new jobs in the renewable energy industry and taking steps to improve public health, they remain open to the particular actions that can be taken to achieve these targets.
Sempra Services is a separate entity from San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), dedicated to helping Southern Californians meet our climate action goals responsibly. We were established to begin a dialogue on how we can best reduce emissions, help inform all community stakeholders of the realities and opportunities for reducing GHG emissions and ensure that electricity customers in the region have access to clean, affordable power.
We believe that we all have the responsibility to help educate our region on ways to achieve the GHG emission reduction targets, and we recommend that emission reductions measures should be implemented in a manner that:
- Achieves real and additional emission reductions;
- Provides citizens with honest and accurate information;
- Does not shift costs or burdens to other cities; and
- Does not impose unintended risks or burdens on the community or its citizens.
For this reason, we are facilitating an informed and open dialogue between elected officials, businesses and the general community. Only by working together can we identify the most cost-effective course forward to meet our objectives.
Sempra Services fosters a transparent dialogue focused on how to best achieve our collective GHG emission reduction goals by facilitating the education of key stakeholders and the public. We work with the community to explore the most cost-effective ways to reduce GHG emissions in the region and to maintain our leadership in clean energy.
There are many ways cities can reach CAP targets, from using more electric vehicles, to developing new renewable energy projects locally, to understanding Community-Choice Aggregation options.
We are committed to an open transparent dialogue about Climate Action Plan strategies, focused on educating our elected officials and key stakeholders about all GHG-reducing options and dedicated to our region’s success.
"We need to begin a candid dialogue about how we reduce our greenhouse gas emissions."