Debate over Controversial Green Transmission Line, New Hampshire Governor Speaks about Renewable Energy

In California, a highly charged debate over a proposed 150 mile transmission line for renewable generation is causing sparks between San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) and watchdog groups that oppose the project. SDG&E says the project, called Sunrise Powerlink, is necessary to meet the rising demands for renewable energy in southern California. Those against the project point out that there is already a transmission line from the Imperial Valley to San Diego which could be used for green power. Environmental groups are also concerned about the path that the line will take from the Imperial Valley to the San Diego region.

In this episode, we’re looking at both sides of the Sunrise Powerlink issue. Stephanie Donovan, Communications Manager for SDG&E will talk with us about the benefits of the project. And Bill Powers, an engineer for the Utility Consumers Action Network, will discuss why he believes the transmission line is unnecessary and environmentally unsound. Also in the podcast: New Hampshire Governor John Lynch and New England Wood Pellet President and CEO Steve Walker will speak with us on the progression of renewable energy in New Hampshire and the rest of the nation. Inside Renewable Energy caught up with Lynch and Walker at the opening of a new wood pellet facility in Jaffery, NH. Inside Renewable Energy offers the latest in renewable energy news and information from RenewableEnergyAccess.com

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