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  • ... fifth graders about burning birds in a October 2011 news report. | Screen capture courtesy  KFSN An interesting ... concentrating solar technology comes to us via ReWire reader Brandon Hill in Fresno County, in the form of a local news ...
  • ... were up by last week: CEC spokesperson Sandy Louey tells ReWire that the length of the testimony is impeding timely posting of ... Whatever those transcripts will contain is apparently big news : shortly after CEC staff testimony, BrightSource filed a complaint-toned ...
  • Bird deaths continued in March at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in San Bernardino County, in the wake of ... what effect the plant will have on local birds if its owners ever get it running at peak capacity for more than four ...
  • The reported deaths at the solar power plant ebbed only slightly after peaking in April, and more than ... exposure to extreme temperatures, as would happen if the birds flew through the plant's solar flux fields. ... Generating System proposed for Riverside County. ReWire often receives comments on our monitoring of wildlife deaths at ...
  • ... California Energy Commission (CEC) this weekend, and the news is unsettling for anyone concerned with the plant's effect on desert ... by the plant's concentrated solar energy. As ReWire reported last week , similar mortalities are already being reported ...
  • Asked whether concentrated solar energy might kill birds without causing visible injuries, Federal ... found well outside the most intense flux zones. If true that would be troubling news for Ivanpah's owners, as well as for the owners of the proposed Palen ...
  • ... Crescent Dunes from the air | Photo: Solar Reserve   An article on Solar Reserve's ... makes the math easier. Crescent Dunes' concrete will (by ReWire's estimation) have contributed between 14.7 and 43.1 million pounds of ...
  • ... 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 a glance through a solar power tower developer's latest missive to the state agency ... it application for a Riverside County Project, ReWire spotted something interesting. The company seems to be throwing ... the alternative means of mitigating the impact. If ReWire had to boil that down to one sentence, it ...
  • The proposed solar power plant would have a "substantial adverse impact" on visual ... enough that they would not be mitigated even if the project proponents took all the remedial steps CEC staff recommends ... pose a threat to birds similar to that ReWire described at the nearby Genesis and Desert Sunlight power plants , in ...

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