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Update: Strauss Wind Energy Project approved

Update: The Santa Barbara County Planning Commission just voted unanimously to approve the Strauss Wind Project, which will double renewable energy production in the county, enough clean electricity for 43,000 homes. If the project doesn’t get appealed, construction will start in January.
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Update: 2019 Community Choice Success #sbcenergychoice

Updated Alert: On July 16, 2019, the County of Santa Barbara voted 4-1 to move forward with joining Monterey Bay Community Power, and the City of Goleta directed staff to move forward in August. CEC's advocacy continues with an upcoming CCE vote in August at the City of Carpinteria, and with efforts in Santa Barbara City to develop a city-only Community Choice Energy program.
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Updated Alert: Stop Risky Oil Development in Santa Barbara County

Updated Alert: The County of Santa Barbara Planning Commission decided on March 27 that they need more information on the controversial ERG cyclic steaming oil project, continuing the item until May 29th. They directed staff to conduct research on many of the points CEC brought up, specifically around the carbon intensity of the proposed oil production and what a greenhouse gas offset plan would look like.

Original Alert: Oppose risky oil development in Santa Barbara County by signing a petition or speaking at the Santa Barbara County Planning Commision meeting on March 13.

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