Mayor Backs Funds for Geothermal Plan

[LA Times] Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa proposed Wednesday that the city spend $240 million to help construct a transmission line that will allow Los Angeles to tap electricity from geothermal fields in the Salton Sea area. Dubbed the “Green Path” project, the five-year construction effort will help Villaraigosa meet his goal of having renewable energy sources make up 20% of the electricity provided by the city Department of Water and Power by the year 2010. When the transmission line is completed, it will be capable of carrying 2,000 megawatts of electricity to California customers, or enough to power 1.5 million homes, with Los Angeles planning to take up to 20% of that power, according to DWP General Manager Ron Deaton. For the full story, use the link below.
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