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Santa Barbara Independent — July 24, 2019

What was first launched as a far-fetched environmental scheme 13 years ago — local governments buying and selling renewable energy to meet residents’ electrical needs — became a reality this week with the Santa Barbara City Council’s unanimous approval, matching a similar effort approved by the county supervisors last week. The cities of Goleta, Carpinteria, and Guadalupe are poised to do the same, all propelled by the climate crisis and assurances that “community choice” plans, as they are called, are economically viable.

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