Local Clean Energy Alliance to Brown: Stop New Fossil-Fuel Power Plants

 The Local Clean Energy Alliance and twenty-six other organizations throughout California have signed on to a letter urging Governor Brown to oppose approval of the Oakley gas-fired power plant in Contra Costa County by the California Public Utilities Commission, and stop the pending approval of other fossil fuel-based power plants in southern California. These projects frustrate attempts to curb greenhouse gas production in California and undercut California’s ambitious renewable energy goals; goals that have been championed by Governor Brown. If operated around the clock, the 600 megawatt Oakley plant would emit about 5 million metric tons of greenhouse gases per year, the same amount represented by the energy consumed in all Alameda County’s buildings. In other words, the Oakley plant would negate all efforts to curb GHG emissions from energy use in buildings within the county.

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