Finding a balance between renewable energy and habitat preservation is going to be a challenge. We need to find that balance.
I do wonder why we aren't doing non-centralized solar power generation, like Germany.


http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/power_city/2013/06/duke-energy-california-court-battle.html?iana=ind_green&page=all

A California appellate court has cleared the way for Duke Energy Renewables and a partner to go ahead with Duke’s largest solar farm to date, the 399-megawatt Panoche Valley Solar Project southeast of Salinas.
Duke (NYSE:DUK) has no purchaser for the $1.8 billion power project as yet, so no firm construction date has been set. But a presentation Duke and joint venture partner PV2 Energy made to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last summer said the companies hope to sign a purchase agreement this year and start construction in 2014.
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AuthorDean Birinyi