sábado, marzo 10

Agenda - "Renewable Energy - Why Not in San Diego?"


California Energy Plan - Rooftop Solar in San Diego
Yet “Green” Energy Industrialization Accelerates in the Back Country

Eastern San Diego County and Baja California are facing major cultural and environmental impacts from industrial-scale wind and solar energy projects and associated transmission lines. Yet California’s long-term energy strategy, embodied in the state’s Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan, is a rooftop solar strategy that puts the focus on getting solar on millions of California homes and businesses by 2020. This is a win-win strategy. Rooftop solar at the point-of-use maximizes energy security, maximizes local green jobs, and provides a cost-effective alternative to high impact industrial-scale projects.  It also addresses environmental justice concerns, minimizing impacts on Native American lands and people, and rural San Diego County and Baja California communities.


8:30:   Attendee Registration / Check-in

9:00:   Traditional Welcome
Opening Remarks
o       Saul Alarcon Farfan, Executive Director – Terra Peninsular, A.C.
Keynote Speakers
o       Chairman Tucker, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
o       Supervisor Dianne Jacob, Second District County of San Diego
o       Judge Robert Coates

9:45:    Session One:  Why the Backcountry Matters – Legal / Economic Perspective
  Sierra Juarez (Sempra Wind) Litigation / Binational Environmental Justice
o       Saul Alarcon Farfan, Executive Director – Terra Peninsular, A.C.
o       Jaime Martinez Veloz, Former Congressman, Mexico
o       Congressman Bob Filner

Commitment to Environmental Protection California Justice Alliance Environmental Impacts - Rural & Urban
o       Cory Briggs, Environmental Law

10:30:  Break

10:45:  Session Two:  Why the Back Country Matters – Cultural / Historical / Environmental
                        Ocotillo Wind Energy Project / Sunrise Powerlink / Land Management
                        Policy / Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
o       Chairman Pico, Viejas Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
o       Chairman Woods, Chemehuevi Indian Tribe
o       Robert Lundahl, Film Maker

11:30:   Break

11:45:   Session Three:  California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan – Rooftop Solar in San Diego / Community Based Alternatives
o       Bill Powers, P.E. – Powers Engineering

Energy Independent Communities/PACE/Community Choice Aggregation
o       Sonoma County (Woody Hastings)
o       Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians (case study of 1 MW solar PV system)

12:30:   Speaker Panel Discussion - Next Steps

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