Archives for December 2013

Big Solar Comes of Age

The largest solar thermal plant in the world opens in California’s Mojave Desert, after a debate that pitted renewable energy against a threatened tortoise. The Ivanpah solar plant is one of seven big solar farms scheduled to open in California in the coming months, as a result of the state’s push to produce one third […]

Obituary: Larry L. Berg

Los Angeles Times | Link to article July 30, 1939 – November 28, 2013 Dr. Larry L. Berg, long-time commentator on California and national politics and founder of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics and Government at the University of Southern California, passed away at his home in Calabasas, CA on Thanksgiving. Dr. Berg […]

Imperial Valley agencies develop plan to save ailing Salton Sea

After 2017, the Salton Sea could be at risk of receding further. The new goal is to raise funds for restoration through the sale of geothermal energy. Los Angeles Times | By Tony Perry | Link to article SAN DIEGO — With an ominous deadline approaching, two feuding Imperial Valley agencies have put aside their […]