Last login: Saturday, December 18, 2010
First of all, ScamDiego violates the guidelines with a personal attack towards Chuck Flacks, but I do not suggest removal. I find his conjecture cute.
Second, I am just a citizen with no credentials in this field other than having a construction background. So, take this with a grain of salt.
Imperial Valley has a viable resource that needs infrastructure. Without the risk of a new geothermal plant or wind farm being all dressed up with no place to go, Sempra is stepping forward with the new power link that can be instantly energized with less green sources until shallower pockets can get started.
SDG&E is required to meet 33% green energy by 2020 and they have to start somewhere. SWPL is tired and at capacity, and developing in San Diego is not cost effective. Sure, there are other solutions like roof top power, but how do you get the same people that don't want a transmission tower within 20 miles of their homes to put panels directly on top of their homes? Not to mention the lease agreements on an individual basis.
Sunrise is a good project that with open the doors to green solutions and create jobs throughout the region.
December 18, 2010 at 1:07 p.m.
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