Speak Up for Clean Energy, and Against Natural Gas!
On Thursday, the CPUC will vote on an application by SDG&E to enter a contract that would build a new 600MW natural gas plant in Carlsbad. In spite of an ALJ's recommendation to wait and have the utility review other bids, including those that would provide renewable energy, CPUC President Michael Picker, has proposed a "compromise" for a 500MW NG plant. (The new power source would partially replace San Onofre, as well as an NG plant in the area that is scheduled for retirement.)
The meeting on Thursday will have public comment, and you can submit comments online until Monday(5/4) at 5:00pm to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference Proceeding A.14-07-009. Sample message below.
There is not a moment to lose in the race to develop a statewide network of local, distributed renewable energy generating stations. The growing number of Community Choice Energy programs are doing just that, and it's folly to empower a dinosaur utility to saddle us with a new dirty power plant at the 11th hour. The whole world is watching."