San Diego Shifts to More Renewable Energy

20% statewide renewable energy portfolio would create thousands of new jobs, says study.

Published: 08-Aug-2003

Add the city of San Diego to a growing list of entities setting targets for generating electricity from renewable sources and shifting away from fossil fuels.

At a news conference scheduled for today, Mayor Dick Murphy will be joined by council members Donna Frye and Michael Zucchet in announcing plans to increase the amount of renewably generated electricity in the city from 13 megawatts to 63 megawatts over the next decade.

The new cleanly generated power is expected to come from photovoltaic, or solar-based, systems on city buildings, from tapping landfill gases and from encouraging developers to install renewable power systems on their projects.

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