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  • Fried Birds: Green Energy Involves Tradeoffs Too0

    • February 17, 2014

    The Ivanpah solar plant went online last week, but the cost to wildlife–particularly birds–won’t be known for at least two more years. Reports that the giant solar thermal array featuring more than 300,000 reflective panels and steam-driven turbine towers have been “killing and singeing” birds by heating the air to around 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit near

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  • Taken for a Ride0

    • October 25, 2012

    Here is a 20-minute news report on the California high-speed rail project in four parts. I can think of several lessons people should learn from this fiasco. First, don’t vote to partly fund a project. The government agency in charge will spend all of the money even if there is no chance to get the […]

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  • California Itching to Lose a Decade0

    • July 9, 2012

    Last week, the California legislature voted to destroy the state’s economy for another decade. The 21 senators who voted for the measure told the public they were approving a high-speed train from Los Angeles to San Francisco, but everyone knows they barely have enough money to build from Fresno to Bakersfield. In voting to borrow […]

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