Building Resilient Energy Systems

Building Resilient Energy Systems

Resilient Cities 05: Building Resilient Energy Systems

Presentation Date: 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Resilient Cities 05: Building Resilient Energy SystemsIn order to build a more resilient energy system, it is essential for us to shift our energy reliance from fossil fuels to renewable sources. Residential energy use in the U.S. is about six times that of the world, where most of the sources are fossil fuels. San Diego’s largest energy source is natural gas, which accounts for over 60% of its energy supply, while renewables make up only 19%. A majority of San Diego’s renewable energy comes from wind and geothermal sources. San Diego’s wind and geothermal potential alone can satisfy the city’s peak demand of 4500 MW of electricity. This reality creates a strong case for renewable development and integration in our region.