Downtown San Diego is always looking for different ways to become more environmentally friendly. With new construction being done just south of the Broadway Pier in the Marina, steps are being taken to lower emissions of the bay tour operators.
According to the article “Port Bay Tour Operators Installing Shore Power Equipment near Navy Pier” on www.portofsandiego.org, Flagship Cruises & Events, along with Hornblower Cruises and Events, have recently begun installation of shore power equipment that will allow both companies to plug into clean electricity while docked. This new equipment will reduce the overall green house gas emissions from their ships by 50% while aiding in the remodeling process for Downtown that have been outlined in the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan. The new power equipment will allow construction crews to plug into clean energy; installation will be completed by the end of June 2012.
This is just a small step towards turning Downtown into a more environmentally conscious place. This construction, along with the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan, will help to improve the environment of Downtown San Diego. ')}