[...] the 330 megawatts of wind turbines at the Kittitas and Wild Horse wind farms developed outside Ellensburg, Washington, and the 400 acres of mirrors at the Solar One concentrating solar power project outside Boulder City, Nevada, provide visible evidence of renewable energy's economic footprint. The early permitting steps can be very expensive and time consuming. [...] the permits are obtained, the project cannot go forward, creating a chickenand-egg problem.
Beyond Sunny Hopes and Windy Rhetoric George Sterzinger The American Prospect; Apr 2009; 20, 3; Docstoc pg. A16 Repro
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