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Proposed Carlsbad energy plant contradicts state priorities

The San Diego Union-Tribune / by Mike Levin | December, 22 2016

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. (read complete article)

 


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