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  • A new paper suggests that a proposed solar power tower project in northeastern Riverside County may harm California's largest population of a rare desert shrub. [scald=50042:kl_image_original_context ... the Rice Solar project site . Though the solar thermal project would be air-cooled, as is required of solar power tower ...
  • ... of geothermal and tidal energy, most renewable energy is solar at its root. Wind is caused by the sun heating the air. Biomass stems ... of the sun that directly: photovoltaics (PV) and solar thermal . In PV, sunlight strikes semiconductors that turn light into ...
  • ... but not much else in the way of fanfare, the Genesis Solar Energy Project has gone online in the eastern desert of Riverside ... adds up to 250 megawatts to California's solar thermal generating capacity. Configure block ...
  • Solar power facilities in the California desert may hurt wildlife ... to the state agency overseeing the project, and the bad news for wildlife seems to be mounting. Not only is the Ivanpah Solar ... fly. Losing one each of those species at ISEGS is no huge deal in a broad ecological sense, though each individual mortality is a ...
  • ... (NPS) isn't happy about a proposal to build a large solar facility on almost 4,200 acres next door to the Mojave National Preserve, citing the project's threats to wildlife, rare plants , groundwater, air quality, and wilderness characteristics of ...
  • ... Looking south across the Soda Mountain Solar Project site | Photo: Michael E. Gordon, all rights reserved ... a willing buyer for the 350 megawatts of energy the plant would produce at its maximum output. The project site , a few ... increasing the local extinction risk of the Soda Mountain population .” [scald=82855:kl_image_original_context ...
  • ... been found during construction of the Desert Sunlight solar project in the California desert, and some feds seems pretty happy ... surprise after surprise." The BLM willl be sending ReWire more details on the find, and we'll report on anything significant in ...
  • ... of the Project. Riverside County has been in the news over the last two years for its efforts to exact a user fee on large ... arrangement would be more than $1.7 million annually. ReWire is dedicated to covering renewable energy in California. Keep in ...
  • ... injured on the site of BrightSource Energy's Ivanpah solar facility in September. It died shortly after. Solar flux is being ... Generating System in the Mojave Desert two weeks ago, ReWire has learned. Found on the site still alive, the bird was ...
  • ... are what are, in our view, the five most important stories ReWire worked on in 2013. Each of them will likely continue to be important ... and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently made news by offering wind developers 30-year permits to kill bald and golden ...

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