The New Gridlock: Getting Power to the People
California's remote deserts hold enormous potential for renewable power, such as solar, wind and geothermal. Now if only anybody lived there.
The California Report | Monday, Mar 23, 2009, 8:50 AM
California is leading the nation in the drive toward 'clean energy.' But how do we get that energy from the remote areas where it's produced to the people that need it?
The California Report | Monday, Mar 16, 2009, 8:50 AM
Los Angeles may be facing a new kind of gridlock; not on the road, but on the electrical grid. Utilities racing to meet a goal of 20 percent renewable energy have sparked a 'green rush' in the remote deserts of southeastern California. But getting that clean power to population centers is tricky at best.
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