Sunday, May 23, 2010

Why does the desert tortoise have to take one for the "green" energy team?

And other frequently asked questions answered here about the problems with putting giant industrial solar energy projects in the desert ecosystems of the American Southwest (and indeed elsewhere in the world, I daresay, where they may have other denizens than the Desert Tortoise). Although, that question above on behalf of the tortoise isn't asked frequently enough.

Chris Clarke takes on a gamut of these FAQs (and promises to add more links over the coming days, so bookmark this post, folks) starting with this popular one:

Aren’t you just a bunch of NIMBYs? 

Many of us who oppose giant, remote industrial solar development are advocating, as an alternative, distributed generation from many sources including rooftop photovoltaic (PV) panels on businesses and homes. That pretty much makes us the exact opposite of NIMBYs. We want the stuff in our backyards.

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