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This page is a placeholder for the Renewable Energy and Conservation Element (RECE), which was adopted in 2017 and is not being updated through the Countywide Plan. The RECE will be incorporated in its entirety into the Countywide Plan upon its adoption.

  • Adopted Element

    A complete copy of the adopted Element can be found at the link below:

    Renewable Energy & Conservation Element (Adopted 2017)

  • Planning Commission Recommendation

    On May 24, 2018, the County of San Bernardino Planning Commission voted (5-0) to make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors to amend Policy 4.10 to read as shown below. This page will be updated upon direction from the Board of Supervisors.

    RE Policy 4.10: Prohibit utility‐oriented RE project development on sites that would create adverse impacts on the quality of life or economic development opportunities in existing unincorporated communities.

    • RE 4.10.1: Prohibit development of utility‐oriented RE projects in the Rural Living land use districts throughout the County.
    • RE 4.10.2: Prohibit development of utility‐oriented RE projects within the boundaries of existing community plans, which at the time of adoption of this Element are the Bloomington, Muscoy, Bear Valley, Crest Forest, Hilltop, Lake Arrowhead, Lytle Creek, Oak Glen, Homestead Valley, Joshua Tree, Lucerne Valley, Morongo Valley, Oak Hills and Phelan/Pinon Hills Community Plans.
    • RE 4.10.3: Establish exclusion areas in the Development Code regulations for renewable energy development, beginning with the prohibitions in Policies 4.10.1 and 4.10.2 and provide for additional exclusion areas, such as new community plan areas, to be designated by amendment to the Development Code.