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Romance May Have Derailed Science in California Energy Development

Romance May Have Derailed Science in California Energy Development

Government: The report details potential improper conduct by a senior adviser to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar for energy, environment, and natural resources policy.
California's Renewable Energy Plan Misses the Point on Renewable Energy

California's Renewable Energy Plan Misses the Point on Renewable Energy

Commentary: And, in fact, the plan, several years in the making, is already outdated.
California's Huge Renewable Energy Plan is Bad for Democracy

California's Huge Renewable Energy Plan is Bad for Democracy

Commentary: A draft plan to manage millions of acres in the California desert for renewable energy development is profoundly anti-democratic. Here's why.
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Desert Energy Plan Would Devote 2 Million Acres To Renewables

Desert Energy Plan Would Devote 2 Million Acres To Renewables

DRECP: A long-awaited master planning document in the works since 2008 that will guide renewable energy development in the California desert is out in draft form Tuesday, and residents of the West Mojave and some other parts of the desert will not be happy.
Government Shutdown Will Likely Delay Renewable Energy Projects

Government Shutdown Will Likely Delay Renewable Energy Projects

Government: A number of California renewable energy projects that had been undergoing environmental review by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) may well be delayed, as staff are furloughed and schedules slip.
How the L.A. Times Got It Wrong on Desert Wind Energy

How the L.A. Times Got It Wrong on Desert Wind Energy

Wind: The paper published an editorial calling for state and federal agencies to give wind energy a far bigger slice of the pie when portioning out the California desert. Here's why they got it badly wrong.
Desert Energy Plan Ignores Major EPA Renewables Tool

Desert Energy Plan Ignores Major EPA Renewables Tool

DRECP: Authors of a massive plan to regulate renewable energy in the California Desert seem to ignore the fact that the EPA has already put them out of date.
A Glimpse at What's Coming in the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

A Glimpse at What's Coming in the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

DRECP: A preview of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan is out, and like everything about the California Desert, its scale is huge.
Group Calls For Strict Limits on Solar Power Near National Parks

Group Calls For Strict Limits on Solar Power Near National Parks

Solar PEIS: The National Parks Conservation Association says we should learn from three solar project siting "mistakes" near desert national parks.
Scientists Slam California's Desert Renewable Energy Process

Scientists Slam California's Desert Renewable Energy Process

DRECP: The drafters of a plan to regulate renewable energy development on millions of acres of the California desert got scientific feedback on the plan this week -- and it had to have stung.
Public Comment Ends Aug. 8 for Massive Desert Renewable Energy Plan

Public Comment Ends Aug. 8 for Massive Desert Renewable Energy Plan

DRECP: California's desert renewable energy team gives you the chance to comment on hundreds of pages of documents. You've got five days.