San Diegans, pat yourselves on the back. Your city was ranked as 2018’s "greenest city" in the U.S., beating out perennially crunchy San Franciscans by less than a point, according to WalletHub’s calculations. In a report released this week, the personal finance website compared the 100 most populated U.S. cities across 26 key "green" indicators , from greenhouse gas emissions per capita to share of electricity from renewable sources. Even the number of farmers markets and green job opportunities were considered. In fact, six Californian cities made it to the top 10. The world’s fifth largest economy has emerged as one of the nation’s environmental leaders. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law in September requiring that 100 percent of the state’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2045, making it the second state after Hawaii to set such a mandate. These are the greenest cities in the U.S., according to WalletHub: 1. San Diego, CA 2. San Francisco, CA 3. Washington, DC 4. Irvine, CA 5. San Jose, CA 6. Honolulu, HI 7. Fremont, CA 8. Seattle, WA 9. Sacramento, CA 10. Portland, OR San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer celebrated the No. 1 ranking, tweeting on Thursday that the […]


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