Tag Archives: Reliable Power

Collaborative Approach Yields Success for Complex EIR/EIS

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently completed a complex, nearly 4-year process to craft an EIR/EIS that addresses the combined issuance of 70 separate permits for SDG&E’s electric facilities located in the 800-square-mile Cleveland National Forest (CNF) within San Diego and Orange Counties. The document also analyzes the combined

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Proposed Solar Facility Certified by California for Fast-Track Environmental Review

Soitec’s proposed utility-scale solar facilities in San Diego County are the third project in California to be certified by Governor Brown for fast-tracked judicial and legislative review under the terms of the Jobs and Economic Improvement Act of 2011, commonly known as AB 900. Apple’s new Cupertino campus and the McCoy solar project in Riverside

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Groundwater Supply for Renewable Energy Sites

Sustainable water supply is a crucial factor when seeking approval to build and operate renewable energy projects in remote California locations. With municipal water infrastructure and surface water sources typically not available, groundwater is often the most practical water supply option for construction and long-term operations. However, groundwater is subject to increasingly complex assessment requirements

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Environmental Permitting Tips for Renewable Energy Sites

Success of a renewable energy project often starts with meeting stringent, complex environmental permitting and mitigation requirements. Dudek’s David Hochart, an environmental permitting specialist with expertise in California renewable energy sites, outlines below how a successful environmental permitting process begins with an effective due diligence plan: Environmental due diligence should be completed prior to substantial

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