Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Senator Says "NO" to Solar ! !


No it is not some Republican from Texas.
It is Senator "NIMBY" Feinstein


Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation in Congress on Monday to protect a million acres of the Mojave Desert in California by scuttling some 13 big solar plants and wind farms planned for the region.But before the bill to create two new Mojave national monuments has even had its first hearing, the California Democrat has largely achieved her aim.
Regardless of the legislation’s fate, her opposition means that few if any power plants are likely to be built in the monument area, a complication in California’s effort to achieve its aggressive goals for renewable energy.
Developers of the projects have already postponed several proposals or abandoned them entirely. The California agency charged with planning a renewable energy transmission grid has rerouted proposed power lines to avoid the monument.See the story in the NY Times