For Immediate Release: April 13, 2011
Media Contact: Susanne Garfield - 916-654-4989

MEDIA ADVISORY

Energy Commission Statement on State Supreme Court
Decision on Calico Solar Project



SACRAMENTO - The California Energy Commission today issued the following statement:

"We are pleased that the State Supreme Court upheld the Energy Commission's power plant review process for the Calico Solar Project. Our commitment to renewable energy sources maintains California's leadership in this vital, growing sector of the world's economy," said Dr. Robert Weisenmiller, Chair, California Energy Commission. "Last year we licensed nine solar facilities for more than 4,100 megawatts. Today's court ruling is a boon for California's economy and could pave the way for hundreds of construction and operator jobs over the next several years."

For more information on the Sierra Club case, go to: SIERRA CLUB v. ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION Case: S189387, Supreme Court of California: http://appellatecases.courtinfo.ca.gov/search/disposition.cfm?dist=0&doc_id=1966209

For opinions, go to: http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/opinions.cgi?Courts=S

For more information on the CURE case, go to: CALIFORNIA UNIONS FOR RELIABLE ENERGY v. ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION Case: S189402, Supreme Court of California http://appellatecases.courtinfo.ca.gov/search/disposition.cfm?dist=0&doc_id=1966285

For opinions, go to: http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/opinions.cgi?Courts=S



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