More on the economic, environmental, and ecological devastation caused by solar and wind power. This post discusses flaws in the master plan to develop wind and solar in the California desert.
Update 11/18: Chris Clarke informs us that You Have More Time to Comment on That Desert Energy Plan. The deadline for comment has been extended from January 9 to February 23, which is an additional six weeks. He points out you better get started. At 8,000 pages, you need to get through 800 pages a day to make sure your comment is thorough and responsive enough that the regulators can’t just throw away your letter.
10/23 – ReWire – California’s Renewable Energy Plan Misses the Point of Renewable Energy - Chris Clarke shreds what logic and rational thought went into the plans to develop the California desert into a massive solar and wind farm.
The 6,000+ page Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan is essentially an EIR to develop the desert starting from east of LA and San Diego all the way to the Nevada border. Previously mentioned this plan here.
Mr. Clarke explains the goal of the plan is to develop 20,000 MW of renewable energy in the desert by 2020.
Mr. Clarke says that is equivalent to an additional Read more…