California Takes Another Step Ahead September 24, 2010 : 5:33 PM

Great news from California and another reason Prop 23 needs to be defeated:

“California regulators have licensed what is for the moment the world's largest solar thermal power plant, a 1,000-megawatt complex called the Blythe Solar Power Project to be built in the Mojave Desert.”

“By contrast, a total of 481 megawatts of new solar capacity was installed in the United States last year, mostly from thousands of rooftop solar arrays, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, a trade group.”

“"Given the challenge of climate change at this time, it is very important to reduce fossil fuel use by moving forward with the largest solar project in California," Robert Weisenmiller, a member of the California Energy Commission, said at a hearing Wednesday in Sacramento after a unanimous vote to approve the Blythe project.”