On September 22, 2021, the Encinitas City Council unanimously approved an all-electric ordinance for new construction.
Encinitas is the first city in San Diego County to require electrification for new building constructions. The ordinance will require that the vast majority of new buildings forego any reliance on fossil fuel infrastructure, i.e. natural gas hookups, in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help the city, the county, and state achieve their climate goals. Currently, natural gas is the third largest contributor of GHG emissions in California. For more information, you can read our policy statement on electrification and the coalition letter we sent to the City of Encinitas in November 2020.
Our chapter maintains two volunteer-led committees dedicated to issues related to the preservation of our coast. You can learn more about them by clicking below, or start HERE to get some background on Surfrider's Coastal Preservation Initiative