Regional proposal aims to balance SoCal desert land use (Desert Sun)

December 23, 2012 – Hundreds of thousands of acres in east Riverside County and around the Salton Sea could be targeted for renewable energy development — wind, solar and geothermal — under a comprehensive plan aimed at balancing the spread of clean energy projects with environmental conservation across the Southern California deserts. The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan is a federal, state and local initiative working to provide uniform guidelines for siting and permitting renewable energy projects, and protecting conservation areas, across six counties: Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino.

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