…The Ivanpah Solar Project, for example, requires … 7,000 acres to replace habitat for the threatened desert tortoise.
That’s where offsite mitigation comes in. They can purchase indulgences through the natural resources marketplace, thus forcing another piece of land into permanent quarantine to make up for their damage.
I’m wondering how many years it will take to get this country back. I’m thinkin’ it could be a very long time and I will be putting my depends on my head and trying to put my feet in my hat by then. I’m thinkin’ better to be the uniformed voter. What you don’t know won’t hurt you.
Comment by geezerette — January 2, 2013 @ 10:37 am
I wonder how many birds that giant mirror clusterfuck will fry and disorient. Will they call it “gentle crash landing killing”?
370 mW. Big fucking deal. FWIW, current nuke power plants put out 1100-1500 mW 24/7, and the coal-fired Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station in the UK has a rated capacity of 2,000 mW.
Our miracle mirrors only generate in the daytime when the sun is shining. How about nights and overcast days? Well, the recipients will just have to sweat in their green houses in the desert on those occasions.
What will the amortized cost per kWh be? No credit for feeling smugly green either, please.
I smell another Solyndra cash out for some executives.
Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — January 2, 2013 @ 3:10 pm