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'Sustainable Santee' Plan Will Help Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Town

The 324,000 metric tons of CO2 released in Santee in 2005 must be cut to at least 275,400 metric tons in the next six years.

The City of Santee is preparing a "Sustainable Santee" action plan that sets goals and policies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions generated in the community, as required by state law.

By 2020 the city is required to lower greenhouse gas emissions to 15 percent of 2005 figures. That means the 324,000 metric tons of CO2 released in Santee in 2005 must be cut to at least 275,400 metric tons in the next six years.

The city says the plan will streamline the environmental review process, creating more certainty and less expense for developers in town by controlling greenhouse gases as a whole in the city, instead of on a project-by-project basis, and outlining attainable mitigation measures concerning air quality.

The plan will also include a review of city operations, hopefully to identify energy efficiencies and cost saving measures.

After bidding, the city chose Atkins North America Inc. to assist in preparing the plan, at a cost of $106,400. The consulting company is required due to the highly technical nature of the plan.

The city is applying for a $130,000 Sustainable Communities Planning Grant, which includes costs for staff and consultant time. The city should be reimbursed by this grant.

Santee City Council voted unanimously last week to go forward with the project and apply for the grant.

fsmokey January 28, 2014 at 06:55 PM
must be cut BY 15%. Check your math
Jake Mahamood January 29, 2014 at 09:41 AM
Why? Any "change" in our enviorment is cause by the cycles of our Sun. Please my friends remember that the area known as the Sahara desert was once lush and green, as were the deserts of Saudi Arabia, to name a few, just drive north east of here and see all the dry lakes. The coastline of the eastern US went out to the continental shelf during the last ice age. Please do not believe the non scientists who are using "CC" as a form of religion, ask them what their credentials are for proclaiming their "theories".
sheeple herder January 29, 2014 at 12:35 PM
So this is the death nail for quail brush, correct? If they are serious it will be a "yes!"
Patriot88Socal January 29, 2014 at 06:10 PM
All Gore took the cake recently when he said it was getting colder due to global warming? WTF? It's colder because it is warmer?
Komfort January 29, 2014 at 11:59 PM
Stopping rooftop solar would be the death nail, sheeple. Please refer to Ray Lutz... http://lamesa.patch.com/groups/ray-lutzs-blog/p/san-onofre-shuts-down-hooray
steve January 30, 2014 at 12:32 AM
Check this post out on Speak Out. In Referance to..'Sustainable Santee' Plan Will Help Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Town Posted by Coco Monet , January 29, 2014 at 12:03 PM
Andrew Siminoff January 30, 2014 at 10:51 PM
There is no better place than Santee. I live in Santee and work for a solar company. If you are thinking about going solar to save money or be part of this solution of sustainable energy, hit me up. A Santee company, McWire Electric can help you. You can reach me at 619-258-1242. Andrew Siminoff. General Manager.

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