Butte County is on track to meet 2020 emission goals


Charging stations provided at Sierra Nevada Brewery for clean energy cars. Photo credit: Kayla Fitzgerald

Butte County is striving to meet state and local emission goals by 2020.

On March 3, the first Climate Action Plan update was released.

The report discusses things like the county’s plans to reduce air pollution from construction sites, upgrade lighting and roofing fixtures and the support of sustainable policies by using clean energy.

Sustainability Task Force chair, Mark Stemen stated in the report, “Phase I actions are to be implemented prior to 2015 and are projected to reduce GHG emissions to 10% below 2005 levels, with the remaining 15% of the 25% goal to be achieved in Phase 2 between the years 2016 and 2020.”

The full report can be found online in section 4.03 of the Board of Supervisors’ agenda from March 8.

Kayla Fitzgerald can be reached at [email protected] or @kaylafitz_20 on Twitter.