The San Luis Obispo Tribune is encouraging the community to work together to be a model of incorporating solar energy to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and resulting greenhouse gas emissions.
“We need to make real progress and switch to renewable energy,” its editorial page said in commenting on the hurdles that have slowed progress on the local school district’s plan to install solar panels at seven sites. Opponents, who claim they favor solar energy, have objected and appealed the permits that have been granted.
A San Luis Obispo County supervisor looks at two projects under discussion before the board, a high-density development and the regional transportation plan.
“The central issues … are whether we have the courage, creativity and good will to embrace the necessity of change. We need to understand and embrace the vision of sustainable communities that grow strategically and then act to realize that future. I know this challenge isn’t easy, and ongoing engagement among county and city governments, special service districts and local residents is essential. ”