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Huge Solar Plant Lags In Early Production

AP | By MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 01.17.2015 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The largest solar power plant of its type in the world — once promoted as a turning point in green energy — isn't producing a...

'Alarming' Rate Of Bird Deaths At New Solar Plants

AP | ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JOHN LOCHER | Posted 10.18.2014 | Green

IVANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's co...

The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Model: "Will It Matter?"

Joan Michelson | Posted 05.07.2014 | Green
Joan Michelson

Vice Admiral Michele Howard, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, who was interviewed at ARPA-E by The Atlantic's Steve Clemons, gives us hope that diversity could be a secret weapon to shift calcified -- and white-male-dominated -- industries into innovation overdrive.

Solar Plant Cooking Birds Mid-Flight

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green

The Mojave Desert’s new solar plant has been causing a bit of a problem for birds, some of which have been insta-cooked by the system's intense heat...

Huge Thermal Plant Opens As Solar Industry Grows

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF and MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 02.13.2014 | Green

PRIMM, Nev. (AP) — A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirror...

Photographer Jamey Stillings: Seeing the Big (Solar) Picture

Robin Madel | Posted 07.09.2013 | Green
Robin Madel

"I always want people to put issues like this in context. In talking about something like avian mortality, we must ask -- how many birds are killed every year because of office buildings and residential houses in the U.S. compared to how many are killed by energy projects?"

Collateral Damage and Clean Energy

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 05.11.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

How many threatened birds and tortoises would you be willing to sacrifice to build a commercial wind farm, or a utility-scale solar array? It's an oversimplified way to frame things, of course, but it highlights the reality that renewable energy has environmental impacts, too.