I recently attended the Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation’s 7th Annual Imperial Valley Renewable Energy Summit. My colleague, Bob Hargreaves, participated on a Salton Sea panel and proposed development of renewables as a means of financing the remediation and restoration of the Sea, as this The Desert Sun article documents. He recently authored two blog posts on the same subject: Clinton Health Matters Conference… 1/21/14, and Study Estimates Renewable Energy… 1/14/14.
Did you know that Imperial Valley currently exports over 500 mega-watts of renewable energy? With the addition of new renewable energy projects that are under development, the Valley could produce up to 2,500 mega-watts of renewable energy, making it a major contributor in helping California achieve its renewable energy portfolio standards of 33% renewable energy by 2020.