Common Tragedies

Thoughts on Environmental Economics

Another BANANA peel for renewables (or more green infighting)

Posted by Rich Sweeney on March 19, 2009

Despite claiming on her website that “today, global warming is my number one environmental priority,” Senator Diane Feinstein moved yesterday to make over 600,000 acres of California desert off limits for renewable energy development (E&E daily, $ub req). In a letter to Ken Salazar, she asked that the Interior stop considering applications for renewable projects in the eastern Mojave Desert, despite the fact that the state is still going ahead with its insane ambitious 33% RPS by 2020.

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