Monday, April 21, 2008 | Once again, without VOSD‘s and Rob Davis‘ excellent coverage on the tribulations of the Sunrise Powerlink, we’d be, for the most part, in the dark on this critical infrastructure initiative.

On Thursday last, Mr. Davis shared with us the news that an Irish Company, NTR plc, had bought into Stirling Energy, the Phoenix-based solar energy producers contracted with SDG&E to provide renewable energy sources to our region. As published, the initialization of this technology will deliver electricity to 200,000 homes and ultimately, when brought to full fruition, will give San Diego its richly deserved bragging rights as being the home to the largest solar collector in the world, creating new jobs, an eco-tourism industry and sustaining our region’s reputation as a leader in innovative technologies that provide solutions to our collective regional and global problems rather than renewing our slavish dependence upon the filthy and poisonous policies of the past. This news offers us hope for the future. I believe it’s now incumbent upon all of us as ratepayers, stockholders and citizen activists to firmly, by any and all means necessary, insist that the utility cooperate fully with Stirling Energy and NTR plc in building this project. Again, thanks to and Mr. Davis for the continuing coverage and this recent “enlightenment.”

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