Endangered tortoises chase off BrightSource plant plans in California

BrightSource Energy, the company developing California’s first new solar power plant in over two decades, has decided to scale back plans for its massive new solar thermal plant in the state’s desert due to concerns over an endangered species of tortoise.

Called the Ivanpah Solar Energy Generating Station, BrightSource’s project will be shrunk from 4,000 acres to around 3,500 to keep it from interfering with rare plant species and to cut down on the number of tortoises that will need to be relocated to another part of their habitat. The plant’s capacity would drop from 440 megawatts to 392 megawatts.

Read full story HERE.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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One Response to Endangered tortoises chase off BrightSource plant plans in California

  1. I recently started making my own solar panels – I used some video guides I found and it’s working out wonderful!

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