JULY 2019
Climate and Energy News from the San Diego Region
Member News
The San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative will be participating in the OPR Adaptation Clearinghouse webinar series on August 7th at 1pm. This webinar will focus the San Diego Region and members from SDRCC will have an opportunity to share some San Diego specific climate adaptation resources. Register here - https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1905407869663269387

ACEEE released it's annual City Clean Energy Scorecard which ranks 75 large U.S. cities on what they are doing to save energy. Two cities in San Diego County, both SDRCC members, were included in this scorecard. The City of San Diego ranked 13th overall and the City of Chula Vista ranked 20th. The City of San Diego received the highest score of the 75 cities for the "energy efficiency and renewable energy efforts of their primary electric, gas, and water utilities". Chula Vista tied for third in the same category. San Diego Gas and Electric's solar installation programs were also highlighted. The full report, released July 24, is available here - https://aceee.org/local-policy/city-scorecard

A new sea level rise adaptive management handout was developed specifically for San Diego to help communicate the current state of the science, and how to plan for future sea level rise and extreme events. The handout illustrates a phased management approach that encourages proactive planning for sea level rise to mitigate damage from extreme events and prepare for sea level rise in the future. The handout uses data for San Diego and includes pictures that illustrate the impacts of a recent extreme sea level event in San Diego. The handout can be downloaded here - https://scripps.ucsd.edu/programs/cnap/sea-level-rise-adaptation-and-planning/

The San Diego International Airport is furthering it's commitment to efficiency and sustainability by installing a new battery energy storage system. Paired with the airport’s existing photovoltaic solar system, the new energy storage system will reduce energy charges during peak demand.
Regional News
State officials toured San Diego County water infrastructure to get a first-hand look at the region’s successful water portfolio approach for supply diversification.

To achieve lasting prosperity, California must build more sustainable, more resilient communities that can withstand these emerging challenges.

Research projects that, as other storms decline, atmospheric rivers will strengthen, bringing greater proportion of annual precipitation.
Climate & Energy News
Over 250 San Diegans came together to celebrate and recognize the region’s progress toward its goal of 100 percent clean energy at the largest Energy Independence Day celebration.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer recently announced that solar panels were installed on 17 more city-owned facilities. The city is aiming to reach 100 percent renewable energy by 2035.

Didn't get a chance to attend the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative? The conference presentations are all online here.
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This competitive program will create new parks and new recreation opportunities in underserved communities across California. Applications due August 5.

USDA's Sustainable Agricultural Systems Request for Applications focuses on approaches that promote transformational changes in the U.S. food and agricultural system in the next 25 years. Applications due September 26.