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SCE sued by wind companies

Southern California Edison Co., Eagle Energy LLC, GIJ LLC, Real estate developer Kent Hoggan, Jeffrey Hoggan, businessman David Pitcher and his wife, Heather Kann are being sued for their alleged roles in a failed multimillion-dollar wind turbine project near Tehachapi.
10 Apr 2012

Regulators OK contract for Baja wind farm

Several hurdles remain for the wind farm, including presidential approval for a cross-border tie-in line and construction of a substation to access U.S. transmission lines. The project is the first stage of more extensive plans by Sempra to install turbines along a hundred-mile stretch of windswept highlands atop the Sierra Juárez in Baja California.
23 Mar 2012

SDG&E wind-farm project up for vote this week

At $106.50 per megawatt hour, Energia Sierra Juarez would charge more than double the price of the most cost-efficient wind farms in the United States. Those are located in the Texas and the Midwest, according to Mark Bolinger, a research scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
20 Mar 2012

Solyndra abandons efforts to go clean and green; Environmental mess left at plant

At a bankruptcy hearing Wednesday, Ms. Bifferato said the landlord is worried that it will be stuck with "a big mess with potential environmental problems," including Environmental Protection Agency violations. While Solyndra is paying to clean up its own property in Fremont in hopes of selling it, the company isn't setting aside enough money to clean up the leased property.
23 Feb 2012

The question: Turbine or not turbine?

The decision, which was made unanimously by the five-member board, could result in the end of one proposed project and a massive redesign of another as county officials said the ruling shows the supervisors are concerned about dangers the tall structures pose. "We definitely had an issue with 198-foot-tall 'met' towers," said Edel Vizcarra.
25 Jan 2012

Residents defeat wind project

"Power to the people," said Young. "We won. The people spoke up, (and) the town of Tehachapi and the county, they heard us." The project, proposed by Helo Energy, LLC, would have added up to 17 wind turbines on about 300 acres in the canyon.
20 Dec 2011

Does huge wind farm fit near Borrego State Park?

One opponent is Mark Jorgensen, the retired superintendent of the state park, who sent a blistering letter to the BLM last month. “I am astounded the Ocotillo Express Wind Project has been proposed in this location, with total disregard for the natural and cultural resources of our desert,”
23 Oct 2011

Environmental report delayed on Walker Ridge wind project

AltaGas Renewable Energy Pacific Inc. requested the delay in order to complete a revised plan of development. The request came to the BLM field office on Wednesday, officials said, too late to pull the Environmental Protection Agency's announcement on the federal register that the draft EIS will be available to the public.
9 Oct 2011

Not much community support for a wind farm at Ferndale

The homeowners who are expected to host the power lines do not wish them, nor the access road. The homeowners and business owners of Ferndale just showed they don't want the project either. Shell Oil representatives went around to the media pitching their deal. Why? Because they know they don't have community support in Ferndale nor much support in Rio Dell.
19 Sep 2011
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