Mitzelfelt: Put solar project somewhe...

Mitzelfelt: Put solar project somewhere else

There are 8 comments on the San Bernardino County Sun story from Nov 15, 2009, titled Mitzelfelt: Put solar project somewhere else. In it, San Bernardino County Sun reports that:

Environmental groups and County Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt say a massive solar energy project planned for a site near the Nevada border should be built elsewhere to protect pristine desert habitat that is home to several endangered species.

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David W

Ontario, CA

#1 Nov 16, 2009
These people have no clue. They complain about green house effect on the world and now companies are doing someting to help stop the problem and they dont want that either. I like that fact that if he gets land back that is currently OHV land that they could then build the solar site. What an ass.
John S

Anaheim, CA

#2 Nov 16, 2009
Cry, cry, cry. No nukes or coal because of wastes. No solar because of space.
Havoc70

Colton, CA

#3 Nov 16, 2009
I say if it feeds power to the San Berdo county or the surrounding area !build it!, but why the h e l l would you build a solar site on the border with Nevada to provide power to San Fran? Let them build their own damn site!
Concerned

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Nov 16, 2009
Mitzelfelt is a loon.
stop green path

Santa Monica, CA

#5 Nov 18, 2009
Uh, the "other place" that power could be generated is on SB County ROOFTOPS if ole Mitzelfelt would get us some AB 811 loans and our state legislators would stop bowing down to utilities and refusing to pay us fairly for power WE produce on our own roofs, right in the sunny, baking, sprawling Inland Empire!

there is NO REASON TO SITE THESE THINGS FAR OUT IN THE DESERT - we have more than enough existing rooftop to supply 100% of CA's electricity needs, so we need to stop the greenwashing of these CHEVRON OWNED projects, and start fighting for our rights to clean air and a fair return on investment via feed in tariffs, and AB 811 loans so we can produce the power we need right on our own properties.

Leave the deserts alone, and buy the power from US!!!
KoalaBear

Salinas, CA

#7 Nov 21, 2009
Other counites such as Monterey are also encountering conflicts with various alternative energy projects. Wind turbine farms in the central Salinas Valley would kill the protected California condors who migrate throught that section along with other birds. Too bad because they are nearly the ugliest creatures I've ever seen so hopes lie in newer turbine design that can both protect the birds and offer a non-fossil fuel based solution. I suspect that the public will have to make up its own mind as to (such as in this case) what it wants done with its "public land" and not just for energy. I have mixed feelings becasue I also want to see certain areas left wild and pristine so that the tortise population and other diversity in nature can remain undisturbed in its natural beauty.
Glasnos

Apopka, FL

#8 Nov 21, 2009
stop green path wrote:
Uh, the "other place" that power could be generated is on SB County ROOFTOPS if ole Mitzelfelt would get us some AB 811 loans and our state legislators would stop bowing down to utilities and refusing to pay us fairly for power WE produce on our own roofs, right in the sunny, baking, sprawling Inland Empire!
there is NO REASON TO SITE THESE THINGS FAR OUT IN THE DESERT - we have more than enough existing rooftop to supply 100% of CA's electricity needs, so we need to stop the greenwashing of these CHEVRON OWNED projects, and start fighting for our rights to clean air and a fair return on investment via feed in tariffs, and AB 811 loans so we can produce the power we need right on our own properties.
Leave the deserts alone, and buy the power from US!!!
You are an ignorant loon!!... Rooftops?
Nellis AFB recently installed solar arrays on 140 acres at a cost of $100 million to supply 1/4 of its electric needs ... for a savings of just $1 million per year. So to supply the base with all of it'a electric needs would take 560 acres at a cost of $400 million. Just to supply LA with electric would take 30 square miles of solar arrays and $5 trillion dollars ... sounds like a real plan!
Amphetamine Annie

Redlands, CA

#9 Nov 21, 2009
Print up dollars.

Print up electrons.

Make it happen.

Keep us green.

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