Skip to comments.CA: Startup with link to governor pushes for plant OK (BrightSource)
Posted on 10/26/2008 11:45:55 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
LOS ANGELES (AP) A company backed by investors linked to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is pressing regulators to speed up a review of its proposed $2 billion solar-energy complex, warning that delays would send a "chilling signal" to the emerging green power industry.
But the California Energy Commission staff opposes the move, depicting it as an end run that could break apart a precedent-setting review of the planned solar site near the Mojave Desert Preserve.
At the center of the dispute is a project widely viewed as a potential breakthrough in large-scale U.S. solar development.
The company says the commission whose five members are appointed by the governor needs to "send the right signal ... that California welcomes and supports" solar investment.
The Associated Press reported earlier this month that a Schwarzenegger relative, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and his former environmental secretary, Terry Tamminen, are part of a private investment group that could score a lucrative payoff if regulators approve the BrightSource complex.
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a Schwarzenegger relative, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and his former environmental secretary, Terry Tamminen, are part of a private investment group that could score a lucrative payoff if regulators approve the BrightSource complex.
I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that Arnie’s global warming regs shut off other forms of energy in favor of solar—not to mention his “million solar roofs” boondoggle that he shoved through the PUC after he couldn’t get the legislature to go along with that rip-off.
For all those folks pushing for “energy independence” and “green energy,” saying we have to pursue “every alternative,” these are the type of folks that will be receiving your tax dollars. They’re all thick as thieves, IMO.
Well! Right there I say NOOOOOOO!!!!!!
besides, I’m not so certain I like the idea of the entire desert dotted with these things, it takes a lot of land to generate enough power to make a dent in the requirements.