Mike Weissman

Say No to Gas Turbine Plant in Ellwood, CA

118 signatures

Southern California Edison wants to rebuild a gas-fired power plant in Ellwood!

Our community thinks this is a bad idea because:

-It would be located less than 1000 feet from Ellwood Elementary School!

-It would create a heath risk because the plant would emit cancer-causing particulates. -The noise pollution would be as bad as a freight train running around the clock.

-The plant would cost ratepayers $32 million as a “stranded asset” if forced to close within 10 years due to excessive carbon emissions.

-It would not solve our local energy reliability or resiliency problems.

-We would prefer that SCE invest in renewable energy to meet our local energy needs! 

We need real solutions. Santa Barbara Resilient, Reliable, Renewable is a campaign of The Safe Energy Project and strives to create, store and distribute 100% renewable energy locally within five years, so that no neighborhood has to be a sacrifice zone for the sake of energy production. You can also join online by signing on at sbr3.org. 


signed 100% Renewable Energy 2015-04-28 18:54:03 -0700

100% Renewable, Reliable, Resilient Energy Now!

South Santa Barbara County is at risk for a devastating blackout. The SBR3: Santa Barbara Reliable, Resilient, Renewable project seeks to address this risk while also accelerating the shift to 100% renewable energy.

This sign-on page is gaining traction across the county; it serves as a demonstration of the will of the community to inspire local leaders in business, politics, and activism to get behind the shift to a local renewable energy system as quickly as possible.

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1,387 signatures

 Problems:

  • South Santa Barbara County is completely grid-dependent, generating very little of its own power.
  • We’re at the very end of the grid – almost all of our power comes over one set of transmission lines.
  • SCE has identified these transmission lines as AT RISK for catastrophic failure from fire, earthquake, or heavy rains, which would cause a crippling, extended blackout of weeks or even months.

Solutions:

  • South Santa Barbara County needs local power generating facilities to deliver 100% reliable energy.
  • Our local energy system must be reliable and resilient in the face of natural disaster or terrorism.
  • Local renewable power creates jobs and invigorates our economy, while eliminating our carbon footprint!

Santa Barbara County needs energy independence now!

The best path forward is to generate, store, and distribute renewable energy locally. We need an all-out effort to deploy solar PV panels, microgrid technologies, and a local energy storage system to free us from grid dependency and protect us from massive blackouts while allowing us to transition to 100% renewable energy.

THE UNDERSIGNED SUPPORT THE GOALS OF THE SBR3 PROJECT AND THE EFFORTS OF THE WORLD BUSINESS ACADEMY TO DEVELOP A LOCAL SOURCE OF RELIABLE, RESILIENT, AND RENEWABLE ENERGY. 

(Read more about the SBR3: Santa Barbara Reliable, Resilient, Renewable project here.)


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Close Diablo Canyon

Close Diablo Canyon, and end nuclear power in California once and for all!

 

 

32 signatures

Why Close Diablo Canyon?

  • Diablo Canyon sits on the Central Coast, near numerous active earthquake faults in an historic tsunami zone. It is at risk for a Fukushima-like earthquake, tsunami, and meltdown disaster. 

  • Since Diablo Canyon opened in the mid-1980s, San Luis Obispo County has changed from a low-cancer county to a high-cancer county.

  • State health data show that normal radiation releases from Diablo Canyon are sickening and killing residents in the surrounding area, especially infants and children.

  • Diablo Canyon’s Once-Through-Cooling system damages the ocean ecosystem by taking in some 2.5 billion gallons of seawater daily and discharging it back into the ocean 18° F warmer, thereby killing over a billion fish larvae and other marine species annually.

  • In the 2013-2014 Transmission Report, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) determined that Diablo Canyon is not a “must run”  facility needed to maintain grid support and reliability.

  • Diablo Canyon’s 2,200 MW of electricity can be replaced by economically competitive renewable sources of energy, which will generate thousands of high-quality jobs.

The Undersigned support the immediate closure of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.