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Proposed Carlsbad energy plant contradicts state priorities

December 22, 2016 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

The bluff in the Terramar beach neighborhood near the Encina power plant in Carlsbad. (Phil Diehl)

As an SGD&E customer and clean energy advocate, I was dismayed to read of the recent decision by the First District Court of Appeals to remove a key legal hurdle to building the Carlsbad Energy Center — a $2.2 billion dollar, 558-megawatt gas-fired power plant. The court’s decision affirms prior approval in May 2015 by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

Make no mistake: Clean, renewable energy is California’s future. As a ratepayer, I want to see my dollars going toward energy infrastructure that hastens the transition to sustainability at a predictable price — not new investments in large combustion power plants.

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An environmental 'dad' for Texas moves on

October 24, 2016 | E&E Publishing


AUSTIN, Texas — As he approached a simple wooden table to testify about ozone, Tom Smith didn’t have to speak to draw the attention of one of Texas’ leading conservative lawmakers.

State Sen. Craig Estes (R) singled out Smith for his “tireless” work on the environment, and a round of applause ensued. The director of Public Citizen’s Texas office, sporting his familiar white and gray beard, nodded. The “Smitty” retirement tour was underway.

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25th Anniversary

25 years of “Greening the Grid”

On May 4th, 2016, friends, family and guests gathered to commemorate the official 25th Anniversary celebration of the founding of CEERT. Read John Shahabian’s (Director of Operations) recap of this special event. GO ANNIVERSARY PAGE


a closer look

V. John White talks about planning for California’s renewable energy renaissance. Stimulus projects are beginning construction; they will bring jobs into California and help to jump start the economy of high-unemployment desert areas. CEERT is bringing people together to plan for natural conservation, renewables generation, and transmission for clean power.

Hal Harvey from Energy Innovation

Hal Harvey, CEO of Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology LLC, recently visited a CEERT gathering. Here are some highlights recapping his very informative presentation to us.VIEW MORE videos »

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