Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer
Mayor Faulconer is setting a new vision for San Diego’s future – shifting how San Diegans get around and get their energy – and establishing San Diego as one of the green capitals of the world with a 100 percent green energy plan. The goal is cleaner water, lower energy bills, less traffic on our roads and being able to live closer to where you work.
Mayor Faulconer brought together environmental, business and community leaders in 2015 to endorse a landmark Climate Action Plan for the City of San Diego, which calls for the City to cut half of all greenhouse gas emissions by 2035. The Climate Action Plan's strategies include 100 percent renewable electricity; water and energy efficiency; zero waste; bicycling, walking, transit and smart land use; and resiliency measures.
Mayor Faulconer announced in 2018 the City would form a new joint-powers entity to let the community choose greener power options. The new entity would create healthy competition to benefit San Diegans, lower energy costs by 5 percent or more for ratepayers, and help the City reach its renewable energy goal by 2035 – a decade ahead of the state’s goal.