Response to "Sunrise Powerlink keeps plant off bay front", Letters to the Editor, Mar 24, 2007:
Chris Duggan writes that we should support the Sunrise Powerlink in order to remove the South Bay Power plant. This thinking is short-sighted. San Diegans want to enjoy both their waterfront and unspoiled back country. We don't have to compromise either one for electricity.
We need a regional energy plan for de-commisioning the South Bay plant that doesn't require a 150 mile extension cord with maintenance roads throughout our back country. New construction projects could be rewarded for generating much of the energy they consume via clean solar and/or wind technologies. This step alone would greatly reduce the need for still more new power plants, and the fuel to run them, in the future.