General Wesley Clark (ret.) and Rhone Resch, CEO of the Solar Energy Industry Association wrote a piece in Forbes Magazine entitled "Solar: Life, Liberty And The Pursuit of Energy Independence." It's a great timely piece that spells out why solar is vital to our energy independence. Read the entire piece here: http://onforb.es/OrFGm5
California energy officials are beginning to plan for the possibility of a long-term future without the San Onofre nuclear plant.
The plant's unexpected outage of nearly five months has had officials scrambling to put a plan in place to replace its power this summer, and has become a wild card in already complicated discussions about the state's energy future.
That long-range planning process already involves dealing with the possible repercussions of climate change, a mandate to boost the state's use of renewable sources to 33% of the energy supply by 2020 and another mandate to phase out a process known as once-through cooling that uses ocean water to cool coastal power plants, which will probably take some other plants out of service.�