by Joshua Emerson Smith

San Diego continues to lower its greenhouse-gas emission thanks largely to California’s tough environmental rules, according to an annual monitoring report released Wednesday that tracks the progress of the city’s ambitious Climate Action Plan.

The city has pledged to dramatically reduce its carbon footprint by using 100 percent green energy within the next two decades and getting tens of thousands of people to ditch their car commute in favor of riding transit, bicycling and walking. Read More…

Mayor Kevin Faulconer announces the results of the 2017 Climate Action Plan monitoring report at the Chollas Operations Yard. He’s joined by members of business and environmental groups, including the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and Center for Sustainable Energy. (Joshua Emerson Smith / San Diego Union-Tribune)