California Legislature last year mandated 60% renewables used by all power companies by 2030 and 100% by 2045.
So large open area’s are being looked at for large solar and wind plants. As I’ve mentioned a lot – thse solar and wind plants take up large amounts of land.
So this last week, What does California’s largest County say?
California’s largest county has banned the construction of large solar and wind farms on more than 1 million acres of private land, bending to the will of residents who say they don’t want renewable energy projects industrializing their rural desert communities northeast of Los Angeles.
Citizens of the county have spoken through their elected officials:
“These vast open areas are precious for their natural, historical and recreational qualities. But they are fragile, and no amount of mitigation can counter the damage that industrial-scale renewable energy projects would cause,” Fairchild told the supervisors. “Once destroyed, these landscapes can never be brought back.”
I predict you’ll find more and more of this as time goes on – the ol’ “not in my backyard” syndrom.
ETA: link man link. You forgot the link Mr MOD!