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SDG&E holds community meetings to sell the Sunrise Powerlink

by surfponto 26. February 2009 18:20
SDG&E holds community meetings to sell the Sunrise PowerlinkIn an effort to win over East County ratepayers , SDG&E opened up a month long series of informational meetings in various East County locations.  Unfortunately for SDG&E  the first meeting in Lakeside was met with fierce opposition. Local residents are concerned with the destruction of views in the pristine  El Monte Valley as well as the El Capitan Open Space Preserve.  Is this really a place for a series of 150' tall metal towers ? No, particularly for a powerline that is not needed, is not guaranteed to carry energy from renewable sources, and damages the environment. There are many alternatives for meeting... [More]

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Sunrise Powerlink has been approved by the CPUC

by surfponto 18. December 2008 22:26
Sunrise Powerlink has been approved by the CPUCThe CPUC in its' ultimate wisdom (read with sarcasm) voted 4-1 to allow SDG&E to build the Sunrise Powerlink along the proposed southern route. The 123 mile transmission line dubbed the "Renewable Energy Superhighway" by supporters will not even be required to carry clean renewable energy. In all fairness I should say the one nay vote was Commissioner Grueneich who proposed that SDG&E be required to transmit power from renewable energy sources over the line. SDG&E refused this proposal as did President Peevey whose decision won.  So what does this mean for we as San Diegans? We get to pay 2 Billion dollars for ... [More]

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Urge Governor Schwarzenegger to oppose the Sunrise Powerlink in any form

by surfponto 14. November 2008 20:19
Urge Governor Schwarzenegger to oppose the Sunrise Powerlink in any formI am being a bit lazy here but here is a copy of the Sierra Club's smart energy E-Letter that was sent to me. Rather than me reiterating the hilights of this letter I though I would present it to you whole.  The email urges everyone to pick up a phone and dial Governor Schwarzenegger's office and tell him you oppose the Sunrise Powerlink. The number is 916-445-2841.  You will need to call during business hours and most likely you will talk to one of his assistants. Tell him that you oppose the Sunrise Powerlink in any form.No northern route, no southern route, we want in-basin power generation preferably using photovoltaics. ... [More]

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Partial victory in the battle to stop the Sunrise Powerlink

by surfponto 3. November 2008 04:41
Friday the administrative judge recommended that the CPUC reject any form of the Sunrise Powerlink stating:   Sunrise Powerlink is not needed to meet our energy needs Will not save ratepayers any money and would in fact raise rates Would have unmitigatable environmental effects   Hmm that sounds pretty close to what we have been saying for the past two + years. While this sounds like a total victory for Sunrise Powerlink opponents, CPUC commissioner Dian Grueneich on the other hand argued that the SPL is needed to meet California's mandated goals on reducing greenhouse gases. While she denies the northern route through... [More]

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SDG&E feels the heat and opts to turn off the power.

by rbaran 15. October 2008 02:49
SDG&E feels the heat and opts to turn off the power.For tens of thousands of San Diego back country residents turning on a radio, light or TV may not be that easy when the Santa Ana winds begin to blow. This controversial proposal comes on the heels of CalFires/CPSD  investigation which blames SDG&E for 2 of the horrific firestorms of last October. SDG&E wants to amend wording in "Rule 14" so they can turn off the power when necessitated by safety or emergency concerns. (their wording)  I attended the CPUC public comments hearing regarding San Diego's 2007 wildfires. While this hearing was a bit smaller than previous hearings regarding SDG&... [More]

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Penninsular Bighorn Sheep threatened again

by rbaran 10. October 2008 04:19
Penninsular Bighorn Sheep threatened againThe BigHorn Sheep that roam Anza Borrego are being threatened again. [More]

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Ranchita Rocks to save Anza Borrego

by Administrator 13. September 2008 06:31
Mary and I volunteered to help out Kathleen Beck's People's Powerlink Booth at the Ranchita Rocks festival.  Ranchita Rocks is a 3 day music festival whose underlying theme is "Green" solutions and raising money to stop the Sunrise Powerlink. People come from all over the country to camp out on Carolyn Morrow's beautiful 180 acre farm in Ranchita, listen to music and enjoy the festivities. We arrived an hour late (thanks Google Maps) and found Kathleen and Jim setting up their People's Powerlink table. In case you aren't aware, Peoples Powerlink has been a long time opponent of the Sunrise Powerlink  and maintains an excellen... [More]

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CPUC believes SDG&E has lied regarding Sunrise Powerlink facts

by rbaran 5. August 2008 04:46
CPUC believes SDG&E has lied regarding Sunrise Powerlink factsUnion Tribune Article Here! No surprise since SDG&E's whole Sunrise Powerlink campaign has been based on lies and misrepresentations. This article is in reference to one of the alternate southern routes. Facts that SDG&E does not want you to know. San Diego does not need the Sunrise Powerlink to meet it's energy needs. Sunrise Powerlink's main objective is to get fossil fuel generated power from Mexico to Southern Orange County and Los Angeles. 500 KW towers are harmful to wildlife, ugly and help make lot's of $$$ for SDG&E

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Sunrise Powerlink decision delayed until end of year.

by rbaran 23. June 2008 17:28
Sunrise Powerlink decision delayed until end of year.Anza Borrego Sunrise Powerlink [More]

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Sunrise Powerlink Final CPUC Hearing

by rbaran 13. May 2008 04:38
You would think that the Monday 1PM schedule would deter many Sunrise PowerLink opponents from making the trek out to Borrego Springs for the final CPUC hearing.  Not true! This is a passionate group of grassroots people who don't want unnecessary 500 KW powerlines strung through protected California State Park land and pristine San Diego back country. This hearing was different in a couple ways. First it was the only time that 4 of the 5 CPUC Commisioners would be present and second it was the last chance for the public to express their concerns, opinions, and views to the CPUC. While most attendees such as mys... [More]

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