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Friday, April 04, 2008

Greening by Goodwill Is All Very Nice, But Without Greening by Law the Job Won't Get Done

[via treehugger]
Because of California law, PG&E needs to get 20% of its electricity from renewable sources (not including big hydro) by 2010, so it has contracted with Brightsource Energy for 3 new solar-thermal power plants in the Mojave desert, one of the best spots for solar power in the world.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

For all of its advantages, solar thermal is not without drawbacks, of course. I understand that it can have tremendous impacts on native desert ecosystems just because it's so physically enormous.