Calif. Energy Officials Back Major Solar Power Project

Law360, New York (March 18, 2010, 3:56 PM EDT) -- The staff of the California Energy Commission has recommended approval of BrightSource Energy Inc.'s plan to build a large-scale commercial solar thermal power plant in the Mojave Desert, which would double the amount of solar energy produced in the U.S.

In an updated analysis of the project — known as the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System — in light of a new biological mitigation proposal, the commission's staff concluded that while the cumulative impact of the project on land use, traffic, transportation and visual resources will...
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