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BrightSource solar hearings start

The big question now in the solar future of Inyo County is whether or not the State Energy Commission will let BrightSource Energy build its major Hidden Hills Solar project near Death Valley. Hearings on the proposed 500-megawatt project were scheduled to start Tuesday in Shoshone. Hearings will then take place next Monday and Tuesday […]

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BrightSource solar projects with “significant” impacts

While Inyo County remains in sharp disagreement with BrightSource Energy over the cost to the County of their Hidden Hills Solar project near Death Valley, BrightSource has other business issues that have made news. And, both parties now await a decision from the California Energy Commission on the Hidden Hills project permit. The CEC staff […]

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Inyo CAO Kevin Carunchio has made countless trips to Sacramento to defend Inyo's position in the solar stand-off.

Counties to solar firms: show us some money

More big utility firms here to profit from Eastern Sierra resources without a benefit to us?  That’s how Inyo officials have described the latest proposal by BrightSource Energy to develop a $2.7 billion solar power plant in the Death Valley area.  The Los Angeles Times picked up on the story and found two other counties […]

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Officials say BrightSource is dim benefit to Inyo

Solar development in Inyo County sounds like a good idea, but Inyo officials have found the proposed BrightSource Energy mega- solar project in Southeast Inyo along the Nevada border frustrating and potentially costly. According to Inyo County Administrator Kevin Carunchio, The California Energy Commission has most of the authority when it comes to granting permission […]

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