With a goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2030, Goleta has joined the members served by Monterey Bay Community Power, a not-for-profit agency geared towards sourcing carbon-free electricity. The agency’s expansion includes Carpinteria, Guadalupe, Santa Maria and Solvang.
Goleta Mayor Pro Tempore Kyle Richards was sworn in as a new member of the agency’s policy board, representing both Goleta and Carpinteria’s shared seat, according to a news release.
“I am thrilled that Goleta has taken this bold step to join with four counties and 27 other cities along the Central Coast from Carpinteria to Santa Cruz,” Mr. Richards said in a statement.
“We are transitioning to a fossil free energy grid that is resilient, reliable, and affordable,” he said. “Our joining this association will help us reach out goal of using 100% renewable energy by 2030, while at the same time providing low-cost electricity, investing in our local economy, and encouraging more solar and distributed energy throughout our region.”