Friday, March 12, 2010

Get Outa The Way!

Two news items for your consideration.

Needle Mountain Power wants to build the largest solar electricity plant in the United States, a 1200 MW Sterling Solar generating facility, on 10,000 acres east of Needles, California.

The Navajo Nation wants to build a 48-turbine wind farm, second-largest in Northern Arizona, on 80 acres west of Flagstaff, Arizona.

What do these two job-generating projects have in common? They're both waiting for government "approval". The Needle Mountain project has been jumping through hoops for 18 months, and their spokesman says they've only begun the "regulatory process". Think about that next time you hear a politician talk about a "jobs program".

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