Sullivan Solar Power President and Founder, Daniel Sullivan, was recently featured in the local news media at a press conference concerning San Diego’s response to climate change. Outlets including NBC 7, ABC 10 and KPBS were present to highlight how San Diego has become both a national and international case study on how regions should respond to the threat posed by climate change.
Sullivan discussed how San Diego communities continue to embrace clean energy in spite of the obstacles presented by external influences.
“Despite a utility company who is actively working against clean energy choices for San Diego families, San Diegans continue to prove our commitment to moving towards renewable energy. It's crucial that local communities continue to take decisive action to ensure a better future for tomorrow," Sullivan said.
Climate Action Campaign, a regional organization focused solely on stopping climate change, used the press conference to unveil the inaugural edition of its Climate Plan Report Card. The report grades the climate action plans, or lack thereof, of all 19 San Diego municipalities in the region.
“Climate Action Campaign’s report card shows San Diego is a national leader, however, a substantial amount of hard work is needed to keep raising the bar throughout our whole region. Locally, solar is contributing over $1 billion in economic activity each year and is serving more than 100,000 rooftop solar customers in San Diego,” Sullivan said.
Only the city of San Diego—which received national accolades when it adopted a binding 100% clean energy Climate Plan last year—earned the coveted Gold designation. San Diego recently released its 2016 Climate Action Plan monitoring report, outlining the significant progress made in cutting greenhouse gasses. The report outlined how climate pollution has been reduced by 17 percent since 2010, surpassing the target of 15 percent. In addition, Del Mar, San Marcos and Carlsbad all took home the Bronze designation for their Climate Action Plans.
“We will continue working with industry partners, government officials and groups like Climate Action Campaign to lead a solar energy revolution that systematically unplugs entire communities from outdated fossil fuels,” Sullivan concluded.
A native San Diegan, Sullivan founded Sullivan Solar power in 2004 after he was inspired to lead a solar energy revolution in his hometown. Since then, Sullivan Solar Power continues to lead the solar energy revolution with more than 6,000 installations across Southern California.
With Sullivan Solar Power leading the way, between 2014 and 2015, residential solar installations increased by 66 percent, impressive growth that is expected to continue into 2017.