KBS: San Diego’s Low-Income Communities Want Clean Energy

Thursday, September 6, 2012
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

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Aired 9/6/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.

David Alvarez, San Diego City Councilman, 8th District
Nicole Capretz, Associate Director, Green Energy, Green Jobs campaign at the Environmental Health Coalition.

Amid the flurry of bills sent to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk at the close of the state Assembly session last week, a solar energy bill was left out.
Assembly Bill 1990, which would have created small-scale energy projects in low-income neighborhoods, failed to find the needed support.

A recent poll about solar energy taken among residents in Barrio Logan, Sherman Heights, City Heights and National City showed 72 percent of those residents would be willing to pay 10 cents more a month for SDG&E to install solar in their communities.

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