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JimBaker488
03-30-2011, 12:15 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Just weeks after regulators approved the last of nine multibillion-dollar solar thermal power plants to be built in the Southern California desert, a storm of lawsuits and the resurgence of an older solar technology are clouding the future of the nascent industry.
The litigation, which seeks to block construction of five of the solar thermal projects, underscores the growing risks of building large-scale renewable energy plants in environmentally delicate areas. On Jan. 25, for instance, Solar Millennium withdrew its 16-month-old license application for a 250-megawatt solar station called Ridgecrest, citing regulators’ concerns over the project’s impact on the Mohave ground squirrel.
At peak output, the five licensed solar thermal projects being challenged would power more than two million homes, create thousands of construction jobs and help the state meet aggressive renewable energy mandates. The projects are backed by California’s biggest utilities, top state officials and the Obama administration.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/24/business/energy-environment/24solar.html?src=busln
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This is not an Oil & Gas development project or Coal, this is Solar and still these people refuse to cooperate and compromise for the development of this solar project which would provide "clean energy" for 2 million homes.
And BTW the construction process would create thousands of jobs in a state with double digit unemployment and crushing fiscal problems.

blaise
03-30-2011, 12:18 PM
Like, squirrels and stuff, man. Squirrels, you dig?

chiefsnorth
03-30-2011, 12:21 PM
Solar energy? Not in my backyard!!!!

Baby Lee
03-30-2011, 12:28 PM
No war for squirrel!!!

Hydrae
03-30-2011, 12:39 PM
They stopped work due to the threats from....



NINJA SQUIRREL!

http://www.electricsquirrel.com/images/ninja_squirrel.jpg

ClevelandBronco
03-30-2011, 12:42 PM
These aren't even the cute tree rat kind. They're ground rats.

http://www.esablawg.com/esalaw/ESBlawg.nsf/images/KRII-84Z3DT/$File/MohaveGroundSquirrel.jpg

Oh, well. It's California and I'd never, ever be a Californian.

Rain Man
03-30-2011, 12:42 PM
They're against it because technically it's nuclear power.

blaise
03-30-2011, 12:43 PM
"Oh, you mean like THIS STORY ABOUT REPUBLICANS?

(insert HuffPost article)

ROFL."

- orange

Radar Chief
03-30-2011, 01:43 PM
These aren't even the cute tree rat kind. They're ground rats.

http://www.esablawg.com/esalaw/ESBlawg.nsf/images/KRII-84Z3DT/$File/MohaveGroundSquirrel.jpg

Oh, well. It's California and I'd never, ever be a Californian.

That’s a freak’n prairie dog. We know what to do with those in Kansas. ;)

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Garcia Bronco
03-30-2011, 10:50 PM
This is why California needs to be split in two or three states.

Calcountry
03-31-2011, 06:46 PM
This is why California needs to be split in two or three states.We could dream.

Sierra California, Coastal California, would do fine. The dividing line could be the San Joaquin River. Everything on the west side of it could belong to the hippies, everything to the east, belong to the God fearing, gun clinging human beings.

Oh, and by the way, we would control the dams.

HonestChieffan
03-31-2011, 06:49 PM
Read the book...The 9 Nations of North America.