Articles Tagged With ‘Kern County’

Solar energy plant granted approval

California regulators gave final approval for construction of the first large-scale solar energy plant to be approved in two decades. [NewYorkTimes] After more than two-years of environmental review, the California Energy Commission approved the 250-megawatt Beacon Solar Energy Project planned... (Continue reading)

BP collecting millions from feds for Bakersfield plant

The federal government plans to spend more than $300 million to build a new power plant in Kern County, part of a joint venture involving the controversial British Petroleum. [California Watch] The U.S. Department of Energy announced the grant last... (Continue reading)

Fires rip through Kern County

Two fast-moving wildfires in Kern County Tuesday destroyed more than 30 homes and threatened an additional 150 structures about ten miles southeast of Tehachapi. [Los Angeles Times] About 200 firefighters were called out Tuesday afternoon to battle the West fire... (Continue reading)