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What are solar plant companies doing to protect the California desert tortoise? BrightSource Energy solar farm owners have spent $56 million on desert tortoise relocation programs. In addition, the company agreed to a 12 percent project footprint
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Mon, 07/21/2014 - 09:17 PM

A solar power tower facility proposed for Riverside County would kill or injure than twice as many birds with its concentrated solar radiation as compared to an existing solar project in San Bernardino County, according to a document published by  

The Coming Storage Boom: Project Proposals Nearly Double California's ... - Greentech Media

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:57 AM

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Battle lines form -- farms vs. solar vs. high-speed rail - Environment & Energy Publishing

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 07:20 PM

Tension is mounting in California over shrinking farmland as solar developers, oil companies and the state's planned bullet train fight for open space. An alliance that includes Thompson said there are other places to put solar projects. "A lot of

Wind Industry Attacks California Solar Subsidies - The Heartland Institute

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 06:20 AM

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Solar power sets a record in California - San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 06:34 AM

But for California, solar projects like those you see in the Mojave Desert are making a difference in the daily supply of electricity to homes. “On the hottest days, when everyone has the AC cranking, solar is literally keeping the lights on  

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