Energy and the Environment
The County of Sonoma is poised to play a key role in protecting our environment through water and energy conservation, ecological restoration, and sustainable use of our resources. This will help preserve open space for future generations to enjoy and ensure that family farms and other historic land uses are not displaced by overdevelopment and sprawl.
- Launching Sonoma Clean Power, Sonoma County’s locally controlled electricity provider—our key to a green future
- Championing the Sonoma County Energy Independence Program, which puts energy efficiency, water conservation and renewable energy within reach of more residents and businesses through long-term financing options
- Ensuring that land use decisions incorporate meaningful information on water availability, greenhouse gas emissions and scenic impacts
- Promoting a sustainable approach to groundwater management in the Santa Rosa Plain
- Creating accessibility for hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders to our precious open space assets such as Taylor Mountain
- Adopting a strong green building ordinance that will help meet our aggressive goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 15% below 1990 levels by 2015