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County proposal explores San Diego's clean energy future

A view of wind turbines at the Kumeyaay Wind Project on the Campo Reservation in San Diego's East County.
Sandy Huffaker
A view of wind turbines at the Kumeyaay Wind Project on the Campo Reservation in San Diego's East County.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted last week to direct staff to examine the feasibility of a number of alternative energy sources in San Diego County.

In addition to wind and solar powered energy sources, the county will also look at wave, offshore wind and geothermal powered projects.

The vote is part of the county’s Regional Decarbonization Framework that hopes to ultimately eliminate carbon dioxide emissions and greatly reduce pollution.

While officials have high hopes for the future of cleaner energy in the region, much needs to be done before San Diego can shake it’s dependency on fossil fuels.

Rob Nikolewski covers energy for The San Diego Union-Tribune, and he joined Midday Edition on Thursday to discuss the proposed alternative energy sources.