Our Mission

The Protect Our Communities Foundation defends communities and nature in San Diego County, Imperial County, and Northern Baja California from harmful energy projects and advances better energy solutions through advocacy and law.

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Articles and Press

This page contains links to articles relevant to POC positions on various issues.

Sunrise Powerlink:

New Developments Give Sunrise Opponents Hope (SD Union Tribune, July 16, 2009)
2 Legal Decisions on Powerlink Issued, Clouding Future of $1.9 Billion Project (East County Magazine, July 15, 2009)
IBLA Ruling on POC Appeal
Powerlink May Hinge on Cleveland National Forest Supervisor (East County Magazine, July 9, 2009)

New Horizons Campaign for Clean Energy:

How to Increase Renewable Production on Big Buidlings and Other Local Spaces
The Locavolts movement: Grid-connected solar power & wind farms (www.blog.cleantechies.com , July 27, 2009)
CEC Cancels Gas-Fed Peaker, Suggesting Rooftop Photovoltaic Equally Cost-Effective (Natural Gas and Electricity Journal, August 2009)
California Sets Pace for Solar Power (New York Times, July 16, 2009)
CPUC Press Release: Southern California Edison 500MW Urban Rooftop Solar PV Project
The Challenge for Green Energy: How to Store Excess Electricity (Yale Environment 360, July 13, 2009)

SDG&E Shut Off Plan

Shut Off Shut Down (San Diego Union Tribune September 11, 2009)
PUC Pulls Plug on Shut Off Plan(East County Magazine September 10, 2009)
County Supervisor Dianne Jacob response letter to SDG&E
Officials’ Support Scripted by SDG&E (SD Union Tribune, June 27, 2009)