Encinitas passes climate change resolution

Encinitas passes climate change resolution

The Encinitas city council voted 4 to 1 on March 22 in favor of supporting a national revenue-neutral Carbon Fee and Dividend (CFD) program to help offet the harmful effects of carbon emissions through a financial incentive.

Under the CFD program, fees would be applied to all sources of carbon emissions, and the fees collected would be returned to taxpayers as rebates, said city Environmental Commissioner Jim Wang. The goal is to create a financial incentive to reduce carbon emissions, according to a city document.

Encinitas follows Del Mar as the second city in San Diego County to approve a CFD program.

Encinitas is also working on an update of its Climate Action...