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.

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.
AuthorDean Birinyi