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The Other Opponents of Wind Energy

By Roy L Hales

Yesterday, Ohio’s Governor, John Kasich signed Senate Bill 310, freezing Ohio’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards for two years. The Ohio State House previously passed SB 310 by a 53-38 vote. This  prompted the usual round of conspiracy theories about ALEC and the Koch brothers. It is really time to look at the other opponents of wind energy.
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Transmission Grid Loss

By Roy L Hales

The world’s transmission lines are believed to have dropped approximately 1.4 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity last year. That’s around 1.2 trillion metric tons of CO2 dumped into the atmosphere. Though it is unlikely these loses can be eliminated in the near future, there are ways to reduce them.
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Michael Niggle’s Retirement Prompts Reshuffling at SDG&E

By Roy L Hales The impending retirement of Michael Niggle has prompted a reshuffling at San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) personal. Continue reading Michael Niggle’s Retirement Prompts Reshuffling at SDG&E

Bill Powers Compares Rooftop Solar & The Sunrise Powerlink

The ECOreport Looks into rooftop vs utility scale solar  Bill Powers Compares Rooftop Solar & The Sunrise Powerlink

By Roy L Hales

I recently asked one of San Diego’s better known engineers, Bill Powers, a number of questions about the Sunrise Powerlink and rooftop solar energy. These are his answers.
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SDG&E Responds To Questions About Sunrise Powerlink’s Environmental Impact

By Roy L Hales

County Supervisor Dianne Jacob recently stated that “miles and miles of once-pristine landscape” were destroyed when SDG&E built the Sunrise  Powerlink, but SDG&E also set up the “Sunrise Preservation project which, they say, ” will protect more than 10 times the space that construction of the Sunrise Powerlink transmission line physically disturbed.  A total of 11,000 acres, in parcels stretching out from the Anza-Borrego desert to the peaks of El Capitan, has been set aside as a refuge for critically endangered species like the arroyo toad, peninsular bighorn sheep, Quino checkerspot butterfly and several species of birds. SDG&E’ funded these properties and is in the process of donating them to conservation groups allowing these areas to be forever preserved and actively monitored and managed.” I recently questioned Gina Jacobs of SDG&E about this, these are her answers.
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