Sunday, October 05, 2008

Solar Power Faces Environmentalist Opposition.

Solar companies proposing large power plants in the Mojave Desert are facing opposition from conservationists. They say a rush to build solar here threatens to tear up large tracts of desert habitat and open space.

I've been trying to point out the environmental costs of solar power are not zero for some time now. Glad to see I'm not the only one.

Don't get me wrong, I'm for solar power (and nuclear and coal and just about everything else), but the idea that it was free energy without consequences was always stupid.

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