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Tiburon OKs ambitious update to climate plan

Tiburon will aim to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 50 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 — a more aggressive milestone than the state’s 40-percent target.

The Town Council at its Sept. 21 meeting voted unanimously to approve the updated plan. In June it reviewed a draft that aligned with the state’s target but asked it be changed to incorporate the more ambitious goal and the measures needed to reach it.

The update is the first to the plan since it was adopted in 2011, when the town made it a goal to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 15 percent below 1990 levels by 2020. The town achieved that goal by 2015 and further reduced gas emissions by 27 percent below 2005 levels by 2019.

The 40-percent goal was set by the state in 2016. California jurisdictions have been updating their climate plans since then; Earlier this year, Belvedere announced it would continue to work toward the state’s 40-percent target.

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