One of the biggest things any of us can do to help with the power crisis, and to help keep our air clean, is to conserve energy. See solar energy, and save energy on this website, or check out some of these other sites:

South County Energy Efficiency Partnership

Electric utility sites:

www.pge.com

www.sce.com

California’s energy crisis impacts our air quality. During power alerts, emergency diesel-fired generators are used to supply needed additional energy. These generators cause a great deal of air pollution. See Do you really need a diesel generator? Under emergency conditions, some power plants also operate extra hours without air pollution controls.