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County of Santa Clara, Cities and Special Districts Partner in Major Renewable Power Purchase

County of Santa Clara, Milpitas, Mountain View, Morgan Hill, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Pacifica, VTA, South Bayside Waste Management Authority, in First Phase of Project

The County of Santa Clara and eight cities and special districts are partnering in major public sector purchase of renewable power.

The County of Santa Clara, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, Town of Los Gatos, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, South Bayside Waste Management Authority, and the cities of Cupertino, Milpitas, Mountain View, Pacifica, and Morgan Hill will establish dozens of renewable power sites around Santa Clara and San Mateo counties in the first phase of the Regional Renewable Power Purchase Initiative.


WHO:  Supervisor Dave Cortese, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors
Russell Hancock, President & CEO, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network
Mayor Robert Livengood, City of Milpitas
Margaret Abe-Koga, City of Mountain View Councilmember and VTA Board of Directors Vice Chairperson
Councilmember Larry Carr, City of Morgan Hill (invited)
Mayor Ronit Bryant, City of Mountain View
WHEN:   Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Sheriff’s Auditorium, 55 W. Younger Ave., San Jose
WHY: The regional collaborative underscores the participating entities’ leadership in complying with the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (California Assembly Bill 32) which set the 2020 greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal into law. It enables municipalities, special districts and other public sector agencies in the Bay Area to eliminate cost barriers by leveraging their purchasing resources to secure renewable power. The collaborative also will help to demonstrate sufficient market demand to support the emerging market for renewable power.
VISUALS: Illustrations of renewable energy projects

Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Laurel Anderson, Office of Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119
Posted: March 29, 2010