Solar project could help jobless: Letters for Thursday, Oct. 28

Full story: LA Daily News
Re "Mojave solar project OK'd" : This is good news as I am all for solar energy. Full Story

Bremerton, WA

#1 Oct 28, 2010
If Gerda McKeehan was really interested in doing the best thing by California, she would advocate putting all that solar capability on the roofs and parking lots of Los Angeles rather than out here in the Mojave Desert. Instead, there will be a huge eyesore out here in the desert sucking up limited groundwater (such plants use considerable water to make steam and to transfer the heat generated at the reflector panels to the generating station) and forcing the construction of expensive new power lines and switch yards along the route to LA.
How much more intelligent it would be to install PV panels right in LA, on the roofs of the many big strip malls, warehouses and factories, and over top of the cities many parking lots, placing the generating capacity right where it is needed and in that way minimizing the necessity of building a bunch of new power lines and a distribution network for this solar power.
LA should put a big solar plant in the dry bed of the old Van Norman Reservoir and in the dry bed of the old Chatsworth Reservoir rather than ruin the desert further.

“The Left-Right Paradigm”

Since: Jul 09

Truth Or Consequences, NM

#2 Jan 19, 2011
"The tribe contends the solar farm could damage Quechan cultural artifacts, as well as desert flora and fauna, including the endangered flat-tailed horned lizard that holds a significant place in tribal lore."
Unions Fight against Solar Energy Project in California Desert

Modesto, CA

#3 Jan 19, 2011
This is the best thing that could ever happen to California. We need to get off our dependence on foreign oil, and we all need to buy electric vehicles to help improve our air quality!!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

West Hills Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Use one word....drop one game (Aug '13) 6 hr _Zoey_ 458
3 Wounded In Canoga Park Gang-Related Shooting (Feb '07) Mar 3 WEST END CPA 427
Text me I'm horny (Apr '12) Mar 1 Namu Myoho Renge Kyo 31
Stalker case leads to lawsuit against St. Bruno... (Feb '13) Mar 1 Mister Bruno 1,319
Costco readies for new opening (Dec '06) Mar 1 larae 155
New HGTV Home Design Software Allows Homeowners... (Nov '08) Feb 25 tbrantigan 14
Truck driver arrested after train collision Feb 25 Go Blue Forever 1

West Hills News Video

West Hills Dating
Find my Match
More from around the web

West Hills People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]

NFL Latest News

Updated 1:20 am PST