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Draft Climate Action Plan Aims for Carbon Neutrality in San Antonio

The city of San Antonio is working on a plan to reduce its reliance on carbon-emitting fuels.
January 28, 2019, 9am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Even before its release, a plan that aims to put San Antonio on a steady path to reduce greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change already is being criticized as too weak, or possibly too costly to businesses and consumers," reports Scott Huddleston.

The draft Climate Action Plan, called SA Climate Ready and released for public review this month, organizes climate goals into five categories, or "climate equity themes": 1) Access and Accessibility, 2) Affordability, 3) Cultural Preservation, 4) Health, and 5) Safety and Security. Included in those themes are goals, according to Huddleston, for changes like "greater use of electric vehicles to more energy-efficient building codes."

The largest goal of SA Climate Ready is to achieve carbon neutrality in the city by 2050.

The San Antonio Express-News supplemented this news coverage with a "heat island map" of San Antonio.

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Published on Thursday, January 24, 2019 in San Antonio Express-News
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