Controversy over Solar Power in the California Desert

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Today's Los Angeles Times reports that no less than 80 big solar projects are underway in California, including arrays of giant mirrors. One planned for the Mojave Desert would be the size of the City of Inglewood.  Environmentalists are divided about whether this form of alternative is really "green." Will this so-called "clean energy" be good for the environment?

Credits

Guests:
Larry Hogue - Communications Consultant, Desert Protective Council, Harry Atwater - Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science, Caltech, John White - Clean Power Campaign / Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technology - @vjohnwhite

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Frances Anderton, Andrea Brody, Sonya Geis