COUNTY SUPERVISORS INCREASE OVERSIGHT OVER RENEWABLE ENERGY

COUNTY SUPERVISORS INCREASE OVERSIGHT OVER RENEWABLE ENERGY

The involvement of San Bernardino County in the oversight of renewable energy is growing. Dan Stork says it shows up in two places on today’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting…
Two items on the consent agenda of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors meeting for November 19 relate to renewable energy projects. One item approves a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management; U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service; California Energy Commission and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, establishing that the County of San Bernardino will cooperate and coordinate with the above agencies in preparation of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP). Over half of the 22 million acres that will be affected by DRECP lie in San Bernardino County. The other item approves a $566,000 consulting contract with Pacific Municipal Consultants to prepare a Renewable Energy and Conservation Element for the County General Plan over the course of the next 15 months. There are no discussion items on the agenda that are of specific interest in the Morongo Basin. The meeting, whose public session begins at 10 a.m., can be attended remotely at the County Government Center in Joshua Tree, and can be viewed through the County’s web site via its County Direct service.

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