EPIC to Support City of El Cajon Climate Action Plan

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San Diego (March 28, 2018) - The Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC) will provide policy and technical support to the City of El Cajon as it develops its climate action plan. This project is funded as part of a 5-year effort with the San Diego Association of Government’s Energy Roadmap Program to develop a regional framework for climate action planning—called ReCAP—and to deliver climate planning services to nearly all of the cities in the region.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with the City of El Cajon to develop a climate action plan that meets the needs of the community,” Nilmini Silva-Send, EPIC Assistant Director and lead on EPIC’s climate action planning work. “The timing of this project is auspicious because we now have draft methods and protocols for all aspects of the climate action planning cycle as part of SANDAG’s ReCAP efforts that we can use with El Cajon.”

EPIC will develop an inventory and projection of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, assist the city to select reduction targets, estimate the potential of polices to reduce emissions, and support development of the climate action plan document. The project is expected to begin in Spring 2018 and be complete in Summer 2019.

For more information about work like this, see the EPIC website.

About EPIC

 The Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC) is a non-profit academic and research center of the University of San Diego School of Law that studies energy policy issues affecting the San Diego region and California. EPIC integrates research and analysis, law school study, and public education, and serves as a source of legal and policy expertise and information in the development of sustainable solutions that meet our future energy needs.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law is recognized for the excellence of its faculty, depth of its curriculum, and strength of its clinical programs. Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 35th nationally and 6th on the West Coast among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 24th nationally and 6th on the West Coast in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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