14 Nov '11, 5pm

Solar Power, the Economy and the Environment Win Again in California!

On Thursday November 10, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) announced its approval of PG&E’s contract with Abengoa’s Mojave Solar Project in the California Desert. The Project will provide significant environmental benefits by contributing 250 MW to the state’s ambitious 33% Renewable Portfolio Standard and will also help the State meet its greenhouse gas objectives under Assembly Bill 32. The project uses solar thermal technology- which can have lower production variability and produce more power at peak-consumption hours than some other renewable technologies. CPUC President Peevey noted in his remarks that, “The Mojave Solar project is highly viable and the solar thermal facility will enhance the resource diversity of PG&E’s energy portfolio.” In addition, the Mojave Solar project also represents the type of utility scale solar project that NRDC encourage...

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