The California Energy Commission will be plowing millions of dollars into building almost 500 more electric car charging stations throughout the state, along with an assortment of other alternative energy programs.
A state agency has turned down a request from the Sierra Club to become a formal legal party to proceedings regarding the proposed Palen Solar Electric Generating System in Riverside County. Here's why that matters.
It's summer and the desert is getting hot, which means fewer people are looking for places to sleep in the Mojave Desert without air conditioning. And as a result, the National Park Service (NPS) has announced its annual summer closure of a number of campgrounds in Joshua Tree National Park.
The April stats are in for reported bird deaths at the Ivanpah solar power plant in the California desert, and it's bad news: 97 birds were found killed or mortally injured between April 1 and 29 at the nearly 4,000-acre plant in San Bernardino County south of Las Vegas.
While other websites celebrating Endangered Species Day are concentrating on the big and dramatic, we thought we'd celebrate by mentioning a few species that aren't big and flashy and glamorous. They're beautiful, but they don't flaunt it.
When last ReWire checked in on the proposed Palen solar project, its builders were asking the California Energy Commission to restart hearings on the project. Now, it's becoming clear that there's significant opposition to putting the project back on the table -- including from the Commission's own staff.
Here's an idea that ought to be adopted more widely: students on the UC Riverside campus can now top off the charge on their phones, tablets and laptops at tables on campus run by off-the-grid solar power.
A report just made public by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service documents a disturbing amount of bird injuries at three large California desert solar power plants, and says that there are no easy fixes to the issue.
The companies behind a rejected solar project that would place boilers atop two 750-foot towers near Interstate 10 in Riverside County want their proposal back on the table, according to documents filed with the state's energy agency.
A solar project that would cover almost six and a half square miles of the California desert near Blythe jumped one of its its final regulatory hurdles this week. On Tuesday, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors gave unanimous approval to the 4,096-acre McCoy Solar Energy Project, which would generate a maximum of 750 megawatts of power if it's completely built out.
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