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  • Owners of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System have asked the California Energy Commission to change the project's license to allow Ivanpah to burn more ... from Ivanpah's operators comes in the form of a petition to amend the plant's air quality conditions of ...
  • BrightSource Energy, developer of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System now under construction in the ... protect land in other parts of the desert. BrightSource's petition to the Energy Commission identifies other areas in the Mojave ... is generally inhospitable for desert tortoises. ReWire is dedicated to covering renewable energy in California. Keep in ...
  • ReWire takes a look at the stories you thought were the most important, at least in terms of how many of you stopped by to read them. Here are the top ten most-visited stories for 2013, in ... friends have our continuing sympathy. 1) More Good News About The 'Scientific Accident That May Change The World' : An ...
  • ... are what are, in our view, the five most important stories ReWire worked on in 2013. Each of them will likely continue to be ... and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently made news by offering wind developers 30-year permits to kill bald and ...
  • ... in overall numbers of injured birds is certainly welcome news on the face of it, if the project poses a special risk to migrating ... Two greater roadrunners were reported killed at the Ivanpah solar project in November | Photo: Chris Clarke As ...
  • ... a little gratifying to see a story we broke here at ReWire grow wings and go worldwide. ... the rounds shows a bird injured last year by solar flux at Ivanpah solar | Photo: BrightSource Energy, filed in public documents bwith ... The bad news for Ivanpah's owners kicked into full swing just as Energy Secretary ...
  • The Ninth Circuit says BrightSource can keep building the Ivanpah Solar project for the time being. ... A panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has declined to approve a preliminary injunction halting work on the 370-megawatt ... J. Connor, California Director of Western Watersheds, told ReWire that his group is still awaiting a Ninth Circuit ruling on the merits ...
  • When last ReWire checked in on the proposed Palen solar project, its builders were ... on wildlife at BrightSource's significantly smaller Ivanpah project. Solar flux damage to wildlife was the main reason ... in closed session on Wednesday . We'll be looking for news on what's discussed. ...
  • The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert suffered a ... in mid-May when a rupture was found in a tube intended to heat steam for use generating power at one of its units. That rupture ... Commission (CEC) press representative Sandy Louey told ReWire ; There was a piping failure involving the auxiliary boiler in ...
  • It's been a long road for the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, from its formal proposal by ... wildlife some of which actually brought construction to a brief halt in 2011. [scald=51592:kl_image_original_context ... a press release issued before the ceremony, to which ReWire was not invited for some reason. "The Ivanpah project is a shining ...

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