The comment period for the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) is drawing to a close.
The DRECP will be the guiding document for renewable energy in the California desert for many years. It aims to streamline utility-scale renewable energy projects on more than 2 million acres of California desert, while purporting to contain a conservation aspect. But “utility scale” and “conservation” don’t go together. Unfortunately, the DRECP gives little consideration to new technologies and efficiencies (think solar on rooftops and parking lots) which are making utility-scale outmoded.
February 23 is the deadline. You can submit your comments and concerns here. Be aware that the DRECP deems your comments to be public and so any identifying information which you provide in your comment is available to the public.