Clear the Air Coalition Applauds County for Decision to Analyze Renewable Energy Options

‍Clear the Air coalition co-chairs addressing the San Diego County Board of Supervisors (L to R): Rev. Gerald Brown of the United African American Ministerial Action Council; Ruben Barrales, President of the Latino Leadership & Policy Forum; Haney Hong, President and CEO of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association.

The Clear the Air Coalition released the following statement today:

“The San Diego County Board of Supervisors made a sound public policy decision today when it voted unanimously to conduct a thorough apples-to-apples analysis of all options to reach its renewable energy goals prior to selecting an option in 18 months – a recommendation our coalition asked the county to consider. Proceeding with a new energy procurement model is a major endeavor that could carry significant taxpayer risks. It is critical the County make this decision with a full understanding of the risks and benefits, and what it may mean for our region’s economy and communities.

“Special thanks to our coalition co-chairs for addressing the supervisors today: Haney Hong, President and CEO of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association; Rev. Gerald Brown of the United African American Ministerial Action Council; and Ruben Barrales, President of the Latino Leadership & Policy Forum.

“The Clear the Air Coalition is a diverse group of community, business and civic leaders from throughout the San Diego region that supports reaching our climate goals in a cost‐effective manner. Our organization applauds the County’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a way that supports our economy and protects local communities. We look forward to continue working with the County on this important effort.” 

–Clear the Air Coalition, Feb. 14 2018

About: The Clear the Air Coalition is a group of business, environmental, civic and taxpayer leaders working to ensure a diverse range of voices is heard and important questions are answered before critical decisions are made about San Diego’s climate future. Learn more at: Follow us at: @cleartheairco and

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