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BrightSource gets $1.6 to finish largest solar thermal project in the world

By Victoria Schlesinger

Oakland-based solar company, BrightSource Energy, announced that it has finalized $1.6 billion in loans to finish its 392 MW solar project in the Mojave Desert. Some $168 million of that comes from Google. Upon completion the Ivanpah project in San Bernardino County would be the largest solar thermal project in the world. [Read more...
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Environmentalists split over wildlife and solar

By Victoria Schlesinger

Mother Jones reporter Kiera Butler searches for desert tortoises in the Mojave Desert where huge solar projects are planned for construction later this year. She asks the question, “Could solar-energy projects destroy the very ecosystems they’re meant to save from climate change?”
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