On Wednesday, August 9, the California Energy Commission (CEC) is scheduled to vote on whether to keep three toxic gas plants – Ormond Beach, Huntington, and AES Alamitos – operational for another three years.
It will cost over a billion dollars to keep these dangerous once-through-cooling gas plants active. A recent study commissioned by Regenerate California, of which CEJA is a member, found that these gas plants did not hit their energy targets during the 2022 heatwave, and in fact made pollution in the communities they were supposed to serve demonstrably worse.
CEJA is proud to join 62 other organizations in calling on the CEC to reject the proposal and retire these gas plants. The full letter to the is available CEC here: