Green Power Versus Green Spaces

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State law requires private utilities to generate 20% of their power from renewable sources by 2010.  The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is exempt because it’s publicly owned, but Mayor Villagraigosa wants to meet that goal anyway.  We’ll talk about that in a moment.  First, the issue of building new power lines to bring geothermal power to Los Angeles from the Imperial Valley.  Environmentalists are worried that the new “energy corridor” will destroy habitat on protected lands. 

Credits

Guests:
April Sall - Manager of the Pipes Canyon and Mission Creek desert preserves , David Nahai - David Nahai Consulting Services, Gregg Fishman - Public Information Officer for the California Independent Systems Operator

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Frances Anderton, Dan Konecky