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San Diego May See Wind Power in its Future

What role does wind power have in San Diego's sustainable energy mix? California has an ambitious goal of generating 20 percent of its energy with renewable resources by the year 2010. Solar is an obv

San Diego May See Wind Power in its Future

Alison St John (Guest Host): California is ahead of many other states in its commitment to find alternative sources of energy. But utilities are already falling behind schedule in meeting an ambitious deadline to produce 20 percent of their electricity from renewable resources by 2010.

As San Diego considers its sustainable energy options, solar seems to make the most sense. But any alternative energy plan is likely to include a mix of renewable energy resources. What role will wind play in Southern California's energy future? Is there enough wind in this part of the world to harness effectively? 



  • Scott Anders, director of the Energy Policy Initiative Center at the University of San Diego Law School. He is also the former director of policy and planning for the San Diego Regional Energy Office.
  • Kim Gregory Silva, of Hardy Solar in Jamul. She advises customers that are planning energy supplies for off the grid situations.

(Photo: Courtesy of National Renewable Energy Laboratory )