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  • Mishandling of California High-Speed Rail Land Deals Adds to Mounting Costs, Delays

    09/16/2019 6:28:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    KTLA ^ | 09/16/2109
    Seven years after its land buying program began, the California High-Speed Rail Authority has yet to acquire hundreds of parcels, even though the state has the power to condemn property in the way of its future tracks. At the same time, the rail authority has become landlord to surplus acreage that serves no purpose in furthering high-speed rail but still must be managed by the state. It owns toxic waste sites, vacant lots and rental homes.
  • General Electric to scrap California power plant 20 years early

    06/21/2019 5:52:28 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 60 replies
    eneral Electric Co said on Friday it plans to demolish a large power plant it owns in California this year after only one-third of its useful life because the plant is no longer economically viable in a state where wind and solar supply a growing share of inexpensive electricity.
  • ‘Avian incident’ knocks out 84% of massive California solar farm

    06/21/2019 1:35:46 AM PDT · by metmom · 43 replies
    LATimes ^ | June 20, 2019 | Bloomberg
    An “avian incident” sparked a fire at one of California’s biggest solar farms, affecting 1,200 acres and knocking out 84% of the California Valley Solar Ranch’s generating capacity. The June 5 incident didn’t damage solar panels at the 250-megawatt power plant, but distribution poles and cables need to be replaced, according to a regulatory filing Wednesday from owner Clearway Energy Inc. The company didn’t say exactly how the blaze was ignited. “We are pleased that in the aftermath of the fire at California Valley Solar Ranch, our team and first responders were able to ensure the safety of the surrounding...