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 By Jeannie Beck    News

Big Solar Obstructing Sacred Land for Native Americans

The supposed objective of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was to save and create jobs for Americans, but non-American firms also applied for and were granted permits to build utility scale renewable energy projects on public lands in the western U.S. One of... — Updated 5/22/2015

 
 By Bill Fink    News

To Solar or Not to Solar? The Many Questions to Ask

In 2010, my wife and I moved from our 'part-time Borrego resident' house at the RoadRunner Club to our new 'full-time Borrego resident' house on Hoberg Rd. After getting our first summer monthly bill from SDG&E, we went into... — Updated 6/1/2015

 
 By Michel Sadler    News

Fossil Fuel Profits Decline with the Uprising of Renewable Energy

The benefits and costs of a fossil fuel-based economy have been with us since the industrial revolution. And with no viable alternatives, we were stuck with oil, coal, and natural gas for nearly all of our nation's energy needs.... — Updated 6/1/2015

 
 By Michael Sadler    News

Borrego Going Solar: The Time is Now To Save on Energy Bill!

Generous tax credits and rebates for solar electric installations in Borrego Springs and throughout California may be expiring by year's end. Residents thinking about having solar, the May 21 issue of the Borrego Sun will help... — Updated 5/22/2015

 

San Bernardino County's Solar Project's Killing Off Birds

The Ivanpah solar project, in San Bernardino County, just southwest of the Nevada border, and off Interstate 15, is the world's largest concentrated solar project. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has called it a 'mega-trap' for... — Updated 5/22/2015