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(from MojaveDesertBlog) ‘Energy Efficiency vs. Desert Destruction’

AN EXCERPT:   The 30 cities with the most potential energy efficiency savings could cut a combined 261,107 gigawatt hours (GWh).  To put that in perspective, that is the equivalent of shutting down dozens of dirty fossil fuel plants.   That energy savings is also the equivalent of nearly 241 desert-destroying solar projects like BrightSource Energy’s Ivanpah Solar facility, which has already decimated 5.6 square miles of pristine Mojave Desert habitat.

Environmental groups have lined up to support giant industrial-scale solar and wind projects on wildlands, such as a Wyoming wind facility that is expected to kill as many as 64 golden eagles each year, yet we have so much more potential to make our country more sustainable before sacrificing such natural treasures.


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