A combination of local energy and regional political pressure can help Inyo County take advantage of its solar power potential and maybe stymie plans by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to build a large-scale commercial solar project in the county.
That one-two combo was suggested by consultant Bill Powers during a presentation called â€śSolar Done Right.â€ť The main tenets of â€śSolar Done Rightâ€ť are threefold: aggressive energy efficiency, small scale solar installations and local control of energy policy and policy implementation, said Powers.
This Saturday, Bishop Union High Schoolâ€™s Future Farmers of America is hosting the premier Family Farm Read event intended to encourage reading while introducing the world of farm animals to local youngsters.
The stateâ€™s plans to build a new Inyo County courthouse in Bishop came to a momentary standstill last week when the city declined to accept the courtâ€™s offer to buy the state Administrative Office of the Courtsâ€™ first-choice building site.
At the conclusion of last weekâ€™s Renewable Energy General Plan workshop, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors approved a grant application to the California Energy Commission that will help fund continued research on renewable energy and energy transmission.