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Integrated Climate Change Adaptation Planning background report
Hundreds of homeowners in San Luis Obispo County chose to save water and lower their energy bills in 2016
Preliminary Climate Change
Vulnerability Assessment for Social
Systems (California Climate Change Center white paper)
Feasibility Design and Implementation Study (Final Report)
The EnergyWise Plan is the County’s framework for climate action
Executive Summary of the County's EnergyWise Plan
The County's 2016 update describing changes and modifications to the EnergyWise Plan.
Technical appendices of the tri-county county community choice aggregation program feasibility study (Attachment 5 for BOS meeting-January 23, 2018).
Study assessing the feasibility of creating a new tri-county community choice aggregation program in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura counties.(Attachment 4 for BOS meeting-January 23, 2018)
This document provides planning and implementation guidance to local government agencies who are pursuing solar projects.
This document explains why Time of Use rates are changing and how excess solar has created an imbalance of supply and demand on the California energy grid.