This Comment illustrates how solar energy fits into the statutory framework of CEQA, and focuses on solar domestic water heating as an example of how CEQA's mandate may be interpreted in light of specific environmentally beneficial technology. The author uses a residential development as an example of a project under consideration for approval. The author and concludes that solar heating qualifies as a feasible mitigation measure within the meaning of CEQA and that it should be incorporated into projects under normal circumstances. The author then addresses the judicial and administrative methods to obtain and enforce proper consideration of solar heating through CEQA's environmental review process.
Stephen M. Blum,
Solar Energy in California: A Case for the Sun,
San Diego L. Rev.
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