Renewable Energy Opportunities! There is no charge for this online event but please register HERE
Solar power is by far the cheapest source of electricity available these days, beating coal, natural gas, and nuclear in your checkbook. But if the solar power is placed far away from the end user, these low prices are dwarfed by transmission costs and grid losses. Far away no longer makes sense. So, what are the solutions? Please join us to hear from Dr. Phillip Watts about a prospective North County renewable energy project at Markel Reservoir, Carlsbad and as well as other nearby projects. While these projects are located here in San Diego County the approach could be used worldwide!
While the private sector brings significant technical skills, there needs to be a public-private partnership to expedite these projects. Learn how we can be a part of the team to promote this collaboration, to save money, create jobs, advance the use of renewable energy, and mitigate the climate crisis!Local CCAs (Community Choice Aggregation) such as the Clean Energy Alliance are in a position to bring hundreds of millions of dollars into their cities, with local jobs, local energy resiliency, lower energy prices, and additional city revenue. This is true community power!_
We will also hear from Dave Rosenfeld, who is the Executive Director of the Solar Rights Alliance. He will update us on the current efforts underway to save rooftop solar.
(PG&E, So Cal Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric are lobbying the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to make consumer solar twice as expensive than it is today. The CPUC is expected to make a decision by the end of this year. If you were following the now-defeated AB 1139, the CPUC is where this issue will get settled.)