Monday, February 17, 2014

Big Solar: Plundering the Mojave Desert

"Some people look out into the desert and see miles and miles of emptiness. I see miles and miles of gold mine."
 
The world’s largest solar thermal energy facility, the Ivanpah Solar Power Facility, opened last Thursday in California’s Mojave Desert. Unfortunately, this is bad news for neighboring indigenous people, the desert tortoise, and local birds. It is an example of solar done wrong.
 

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