"San Diego is dominated by automobile usage as a result of our increasing population, suburban lifestyles, and land use decisions dating back to the early 20th century. For example, only 3% of our workforce commutes to work using public transportation (ranking 33rd out of 50 cities). 76% of San Diegans drive to work alone; 10% carpool, leading to one of the highest congestion rankings in the country (41 of the 50 largest cities)." - Equinox Center
California is the eighth largest economy in the world, according to the state's Legislative Analyst's Office. To meet the needs of its growing population, California's economy depends upon affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound supplies of electricity, natural gas, and transportation fuels.
The staggering fact is the one highlighted: more than a fifth of all of the state’s electricity [used on water things!] goes to move water around. One-fifth!
Increasing renewable energy not only improves air quality, but it increases energy security by diversifying our energy portfolio. In addition, renewable energy sources like solar systems can produce energy during peak usage times to help with excess demand on the grid -- for example, when it is hot and there is high demand for air conditioning, solar photovoltaic systems generate more power.
SDG&E has invested $485 million in energy efficiency programs, saving over 2.9 million megawatt hours of electricity over the last 15 years
Prostitution (46%) is the largest sector and domestic servitude is 27%. 1/2 of the people into US so their children can have a ‘better life’. Most people are from East Asian and Pacific countries to US. But this situation is not just happening in the U.S. for there are a total of 800,000 people trafficked per year. The result of this issue restricted migration rules.