Contra Costa County, through a grant from the California Strategic Growth Council, is conducting a study of the potential in the County for renewable energy, particularly wind, solar, biomass, and biogas.
The Renewable Resource Potential Study will assess opportunities for solar, wind, biomass, and biogas resources in the unincorporated County and on facilities owned or leased by the County. It will identify changes to County zoning ordinances that would be helpful to accommodate deployment of renewable resources while prioritizing the highest and best use of land, particularly areas that are used for agriculture or parks, or identified as habitat conservation areas.
We hosted several stakeholder meetings for this project.
Preliminary Draft Report On October 26, the Preliminary Draft Report was made available for public review. We will discuss the Preliminary Draft Report at Stakeholder Meeting #4 on October 29. We will accept written comments on the Preliminary Draft Report until 5 p.m. on Monday, November 12. Please send written comments via email to Jody London.