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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.


April 8, 2021 • California, OpinionsPrint storyE-mail story

Wind, solar energy push ignores questions of supply, waste

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO), which manages our electric grid, rejected an oversupply of wind and solar energy last year that was equal to the annual volume of wind and solar energy from MCE (formerly Marin Clean Energy). The oversupply pace is worse this year and points to growing issues California cannot outrun. Wind and solar constitute the majority of our renewable energy supply. Because these sources are intermittent, meaning this power arrives when it wants and not necessarily . . . Complete story »


March 30, 2021 • CaliforniaPrint storyE-mail story

Decision on controversial wind-energy project in Shasta County could come soon

Neighbors opposing the project have for more than a year lobbied Shasta County supervisors to not approve the project during the board’s public comment period. Opponents believe the nearly 38,000 forested area that the turbines would be located within is in a high fire hazard zone. They also are worried about how the project would affect property values, wildlife, and that it would devastate tourism in eastern Shasta County. Complete story »


March 30, 2021 • CaliforniaPrint storyE-mail story

Kern supervisors fire shot at state tax incentive that discounts taxes for renewable energy properties

In the latest tiff between the Kern County Board of Supervisors and Sacramento legislators, a renewable energy tax incentive has come under fire for squeezing the county out of tens of millions of dollars each year. Last week, supervisors voted unanimously to urge the governor to allow the tax incentive to sunset as scheduled in 2024. The incentive, known as the solar tax exclusion, keeps the assessed value of large scale solar properties equal to what it was before the . . . Complete story »


March 29, 2021 • CaliforniaPrint storyE-mail story

Doubts run deep on costs, viability of Community Choice energy programs

Locally run cooperative power utility programs that promise to provide clean energy choices and lower power bills for consumers are financially risky and may not be all they’ve been charged up to be, skeptics say. Jim Phelps, a power contractor and utility rate analyst based in Novato, Calif., told The Epoch Times that many local politicians, in their zeal to score political points by bringing more green energy to their cities, are clamoring to join or form new Community Choice . . . Complete story »


March 26, 2021 • CaliforniaPrint storyE-mail story

Los Angeles now has a road map for 100% renewable energy

Los Angeles will need to add 470 to 730 megawatts of solar, wind and batteries every year for the next 25 years on average, NREL found — three times as much as in recent years, on the high end. Building all those facilities will require navigating land-use disputes that are only growing more contentious as renewable energy developers increasingly lock up open space in rural areas. And getting all that electricity to L.A. will require building new transmission lines, which can take as long as a decade. Complete story »


March 19, 2021 • CaliforniaPrint storyE-mail story

Giant 60-turbine wind project in East County gets supervisors’ approval

A proposed wind turbine project in Boulevard moved closer to reality Wednesday with the San Diego County Board of Supervisors certifying its environmental impact report and approving its major use permit and fire services agreement. The Boulder Brush project is planned to consist of 60 wind turbines on land leased from the Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians off Ribbonwood Road, 2.3 miles north of Interstate 8. The turbines will provide power for 70,000 homes, according to Nick Koutoufidis, of . . . Complete story »


March 18, 2021 • CaliforniaPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine project moves step closer to approval

A proposed wind turbine project in Boulevard moved closer to reality Wednesday with the San Diego County Board of Supervisors certifying its environmental impact report and approving its major use permit and fire services agreement. The Boulder Brush project is planned to consist of 60 wind turbines on land leased from the Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians off Ribbonwood Road, 2.3 miles north of Interstate 8. The turbines will provide power for 70,000 homes, according to Nick Koutoufidis, of . . . Complete story »


March 6, 2021 • CaliforniaPrint storyE-mail story

Diablo Canyon Power Plant could be green energy, tourism hub

There’s a new vision in the works for Diablo Canyon Power Plant. Where a pair of nuclear reactors currently sit on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, imagine instead a research facility filled with college students and scientists studying marine life. Thick power lines that stretch across California, now fed with electricity from those turbines, would get instead be powered by off-shore wind turbines. Land that is currently owned by PG&E would once again be maintained by its original stewards, . . . Complete story »


March 5, 2021 • CaliforniaPrint storyE-mail story

Vernon council members face recall over ties to troubled solar developer

A pitch to build a solar and wind project in Jawbone Canyon in the Mojave Desert could cost two Vernon City Council members their seats. The tiny manufacturing city’s three other council members, two former mayors and the Vernon Chamber of Commerce are backing a recall effort against Diana Gonzales and Carol Menke over their support of a solar developer accused of stealing $20 million from the nearby City of Industry. The developer, the Silverado Co., wanted to build a . . . Complete story »


March 1, 2021 • CaliforniaPrint storyE-mail story

Energy company to breed endangered California condors to replace birds killed by turbine blades

ROSAMOND, Calif. – They are among the top goals of California environmentalists: preserving endangered species and replacing fossil fuels with clean energy. Yet in the blustery skies above Kern County’s Tehachapi Mountains – where towering wind turbines churn with hypnotic rhythm – renewable energy and wildlife preservation appear to be headed for a disastrous collision. After a decades-long effort to rescue the California condor from the brink of extinction, government officials say the critically endangered vultures are now at risk of being killed . . . Complete story »


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