13 Nov '11, 12am

California's Crazy Justification for Expensive Electricity

California's Crazy Justification for Expensive Electricity

California’s environmentalist leadership is so desperate to go green that regulators will approve any renewable energy project with a high chance of being completed. Cost doesn’t matter. Nor must the project be necessary to meet the state’s renewable energy goals. The only criterion that counts is feasibility. If you can build it, state officials will approve it. This is an outrageously low bar, yet it was the precedent set last week, when the California Public Utilities Commission, by a 4 to 1 vote, approved a 25-year contract for Pacific Gas and Electric to buy electricity generated by the Mojave Solar project, a 250-megawatt solar power plant that will soon break ground in San Bernardino County. It is incontrovertible that the Mojave Solar contract is cost-ineffective, even with the cost reductions to ratepayers afforded by the project’s two major federal subsidies*. Bo...

Full article: http://www.globalwarming.org/2011/11/12/california%E2%80%...

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