Alameda County is a beautiful place – from our waterfront to our hills and everywhere in between. That’s why Supervisor Carson is so proud to have the endorsement of the Sierra Club in his bid for re-election to the Board of Supervisors.
A priority of Supervisor Carson’s is helping Alameda County residents and businesses do all they can to address our climate change crisis and protect our environment, and he is proud to be a key contributor to Alameda County’s leadership in sustainability. In addition to the Green Building Ordinance which requires that all County municipal projects be built to a minimum U.S. Green Building Council LEED Silver standard and requires recycling of construction and demolition debris, Alameda County is also committed to clean energy advances. It completed a microgrid at the County’s Santa Rita Jail in 2012, which ensures the jail will have power should its connection to the grid be interrupted, saving the County approximately $100,000 a year in energy costs. Several renewable energy projects have been implemented at the jail, including solar photovoltaic panels, a 1 MW fuel cell cogeneration plant, and wind turbines, along with a 2 MW advanced energy storage system. Supervisor Carson also authored a proclamation for Energy Upgrade California, urging all Alameda County residents and business to do what they can to save energy.
The County has also helped launch the National Cool Counties initiative and passed a Climate Leadership Resolution.