Monday, June 11, 2007

Cashing In On California's Energy Mandate.

Spanish energy firm Union Fenosa has plans to build a $800 million generation facility in Baja Mexico for the sole purpose of exporting green power to California.

According to the company's press release, Union Fenosa plans to "capitalize on California's requirement for ''green'' energy by exploiting Mexico's 2,700 hours per year of useful sunlight.."

That's not the only thing they are looking to "exploit."

Spanish firm to sell 'clean' electricity to California [Expatica]

On an unrelated note, today the Mercury News takes up the nuclear issue which continues to gain momentum.

Nuclear-power dilemma: It's carbon-free, but comes with big questions [San Jose Mercury News]