No, you couldn’t make this up!
(Note: You just can’t make this stuff up. Because their solar facility has become the world’s largest bug and bird zapper, BrightSource has offered to offset this by donating $1.8 million to programs that spay and neuter cats. Good grief. This article starts off talking about the dangers to pilots and airline passengers, but eventually talks about the number of bird deaths at this facility. — DQ)
Ernest Istook — Washington Times — August 20, 2014
Thanks to a $1.6 billion green energy loan from the feds, pilots are being blinded by glare as they fly over the Mojave Desert. It’s a safety hazard that affects over 40 million airplane passengers a year.
The culprit is the Ivanpah solar energy project, with more than 300,000 giant mirrors spread over 5 square miles of public land provided to BrightSource/NRG Energy. The $1.6 billion loan is only part of $5.2 billion extended…
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