16 Sep '18, 4pm

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Community activists and Earthjustice, along with local environmental groups, joined together with the City of Oxnard and Ramírez to fight the plant. In addition to the climate change and environmental justice issues raised by the plant proposal, Vespa argued in energy commission hearings that building dirty backup plants to provide energy during peak times was no longer necessary to ensure grid reliability thanks to advances in clean energy technology. He brought in innovators like Tesla to testify and prove that point. Soon NRG’s project, which for years had felt like a done deal, began to crumble. And in June 2017, the opposition’s hard work finally paid off after state regulators charged with maintaining grid reliability authorized an unprecedented study to determine whether clean energy alternatives could take the power plant’s place . The study’s findings did just tha...

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