Supervisors Approve Key Renewable Energy Policy

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– The Board of Supervisors approved a measure to protect rural communities from encroachment by renewable energy projects.Policy 4.10 was unanimously approved by the Planning Commission last year and was approved by the Board of Supervisors Feb. 28 following extensive public comment.

Policy 4.10 prohibits development of utility-oriented renewable energy generation projects in adopted Community Plan areas including Oak Hills, Phelan/Pinon Hills and Lucerne Valley and in Rural Living zoning districts throughout the County. “We welcome renewable energy projects,” Supervisor Lovingood said. “This policy gives protection to rural living communities and gives clarity to renewable energy developers.”

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