13 Jun '17, 9am

Santa Barbara Pledges Transition to 100 Percent Clean Power

Santa Barbara Pledges Transition to 100 Percent Clean Power

Santa Barbara’s energy goals are certainly laudable but will face several hurdles. As with the case with many California municipalities, the launch of such projects will require the sign-off of several government entities. Land along California’s central coast, as is the case with much of the Golden State, comes at a premium, if it can even be developed at all. Moving along on plans such as the construction of solar installations or wind power farms will require cooperation with Santa Barbara County officials. In addition, Santa Barbara’s recent decision to reactivate its desalination plant will complicate its 100 percent renewables goal, as this method of generating drinking water is highly energy-intensive. Furthermore, the California Coastal Commission , which has jurisdiction over much of the state’s shoreline, may need to give approval in order to green light new ener...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2017/06/santa-barbara-30th-u-...

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