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Time for Fallbrook to have its Climate Action Plan

No single community or nation can reverse global climate change alone. We are all in this together. Stalling climate change will be an incremental set of actions, small or large, and each of us must take on some piece of the problem. Nothing is guaranteed, but climate action is risk mitigation insurance that we need to assign ourselves.

The county has no climate action plan but now wants to engage the public in the development of one. County contact for notifications is [email protected] and (858) 694-2216. The City of San Diego recently adopted its climate action plan.

Most importantly and doable for Fallbrook residents is to use electrical power generated with renewable energy sources. That can come with the use of Community Choice Energy (CCE), in which a group of users, including school districts, businesses, and individuals, elect to be their own power company, still using SDGE’s lines and meters but requiring some enhanced level of the use of renewables.

There are at least three entities of this nature in California and the interest is ramping up. The companion to CCE is to increase the augmentation of the power you use by installing rooftop photovoltaic solar panels. A drone mission over Fallbrook would show ample opportunities for rooftop solar.

Remember, the objective today for climate action is to be net zero in greenhouse gas emissions. A transit system from Temecula to San Diego, using the I-15 corridor, would help in further reducing vehicle emissions due to commuter traffic.

John Watson

 

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