Here’s the real reason IMO:
“Our region is in a unique position: we have vast potential for more wind, solar, and geothermal energy production facilities to be built in Riverside County.”
The Coachella Valley (Palm Springs, etc.) is filled with wind turbines.
Not exactly “filled” with wind turbines. A handful off of the I 10, that generate very little energy.
There are 3,218 wind turbines in San Gorgonio Pass near Palm Springs delivering 615 MW (as of Jan. 2008.)