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A Virtual Solar Power Plant for L.A.? ‘It Will Happen’

The New York Times April 5, 2019 By Jill Cowan How Californians get power has been in the news a lot lately, between Pacific Gas & Electric’s woes and Mayor Eric Garcetti’s recent announcement that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power would phase out...

PUC AGAIN TRIES TO HELP UTILITIES FIGHT THEIR FEAR

Enterprise-Record January 8, 2019 By: Thomas Elias Until damages and liabilities from wildfires rose from mere hundreds of millions into the multi-billion-dollar range over the past 18 months, California’s big private utilities had no greater fear than the steady...

POC Blog and Press Releases

Encina Power Plant Likely to be Kept Running

The Protect Our Communities Foundation has fought development of a new gas power plant on the beach in Carlsbad, CA for years.  We argued before the Public Utilities Commission and the Court of Appeals that no new plant is needed, and certainly not a fossil fuel plant...

POC in the News

San Diego Union Tribune, Encina Power Station may stay online through 2018 (March 23, 2017) San Diego Union Tribune, Tule wind project expansion clears legal hurdle (March 8, 2017) San Diego Reader, SDG&E takes another shot at picking your pocket (November 23,...

Federal District Court Rules Against Eagles in Tule Wind Farm Case

Protect Our Communities Foundation was very disappointed in the UC District Court of Southern California ruling against our challenge to its approval of Tule Wind Farm and its eagle killing turbines.  This ill-conceived project will turn important golden eagle...

Californians are paying billions for power they don’t need

POC Board Members Loretta Lynch and Bill Powers contributed to LA Times' excellent  investigative reporting covering California state government efforts to massively overprocure energy resources at the peril of our environment, climate, and utility ratepayers. Colusa...

POC Still Fighting the Tule Wind Farms – Hearing February 16, 2017

WHAT:             Argument before the Southern District of California on the approval of the Tule Wind Farm, open to the public WHEN:             Thursday, February 16 at 1:30pm WHERE:           Courtroom 4A, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of...

CA State Lands Commission: Do Not Approve Eagle Killing Tule Wind Farm!

The CA State Lands Commission will vote  Thursday, October 13, 1 pm at the Sheraton San Diego on a 40 years lease for the construction and operation of industrial wind turbines on a school lands parcel it administers in the McCain Valley, east of San Diego.  This...