2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 18:07:12 -0800 (PST)
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Subject: [CPEO-MEF] ENERGY, ENCROACHMENT: Northrop Grumman opposes California solar project
Northrop opposes solar energy project
Defense contractor says high desert facility might interfere with testing of stealth technology on aircraft. A delay could affect millions of dollars in potential federal stimulus funds.

By Marc Lifsher and Tiffany Hsu
Los Angeles Times
November 23, 2010

Approval for the first of what could be at least a dozen large solar energy projects planned for the high desert near the Los Angeles-Kern County line is under threat from an unlikely source: the military industry.

Northrop Grumman Corp. contends that a proposed 230-megawatt plant near Rosamond to be built by First Solar Inc. could impair operations at a sensitive installation for testing radar-evading stealth technology on aircraft.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and other supporters fear that if Northrop succeeds in blocking the project, the state would be hobbled in its efforts to create tens of thousands of green-tech jobs and fight global warming by building renewable power plants in the sun-drenched desert of Southern California.


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