When you live in the Ritz Carlton in Washington D.C., you lose touch with the people back home in Nevada, and that is what happened to Crybaby/Coward Harry Reid.
From the LVRJ: Sen. Harry Reid on Monday applied pressure to Nevada's chief
electricity provider to get behind a $5 billion solar project that a
Chinese company wants to build near Laughlin.
Reid said the
ambitious complex envisioned by ENN Mojave Energy "would start tomorrow
if NV Energy would purchase the power," but the company "has not been
willing to work on this and that's such a shame."
majority leader's remarks were the linkage of the Nevada utility and the
clean energy project. Previously, the project was aimed at serving
utilities in California, where state officials now say they have no
interest in importing power from other states. http://www.lvrj.com/news/reid-pressures-nv-energy-to-back-laughlin-solar-project-164344566.html
Thankfully and showing that Crybaby Reid is losing his clout in Las Vegas and Nevada, NV Energy is not listening to the Crybaby.
Also from the LVRJ: Responding to Reid, an NV Energy spokeswoman said the utility is not
in the market for more renewable energy at this time, having exceeded
the state's requirement that 15 percent of its portfolio originate from
The company does not plan to issue new requests for
power until 2014 and 2015, and will do so through competitive bidding,
said Jennifer Schuricht.
"NV Energy would certainly welcome a bid
from ENN when we issue the next RFP (request for proposals), and their
success, like all other projects, would be dependent on the benefits,
especially price, that they can demonstrate for the customers of NV
Energy," Schuricht said in a statement.
That might be too late for
ENN. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the company's land deal with
Clark County would be voided if it can't find a power customer by next
ENN wants to buy 5,400 acres for a photovoltaic power plant
and solar-panel factory that advocates say could employ 2,000 people
and trigger an economic boon in the southern tip of the state.
Good for NV Energy.
And then this: Reid also has a personal stake in the matter. He has played a key role
in introducing Nevada to ENN, a Chinese conglomerate looking to invest
$8 billion in U.S. clean energy over the coming decade. Reid has toured
ENN facilities in China, and its chairman, Wang Yusuo, spoke last summer
at Reid's annual clean energy summit in Las Vegas.
Yep, and watch Reid become a lobbyist for the Chinese after he resigns when he loses the majority post in January.
Anyways, this project by Laughlin is nothing but a taxpayer boondoggle that has little support and little chance of succeeding without massive government bailouts. This project would make Solyndra look like the change in my car's coin tray.
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