Mojave Desert-Here's where things can sometimes get a little confusing, if not frustrating for the environmentally concerned; not fanatical, yet concerned.
The desert tortoise in the Mojave Desert is on the endangered species list. An Oakland based company BrightSource Energy Incorporated wants to develop a vast solar gathering plant in the Mojave Desert. But the tortoise is there.
The above images illustrate the possibilities, not the actual project. In any case the plan was downsized to accommodate the tortoise-quarters. Now the plan is to use 3,500 sun-scorched acres of desert to create electricity. Enough to power 140-thousand homes.
Good that the environmental movement continues to watch-dog the endangered. Difficult to make "green" progress if all sides of the "green" movement can't find common ground.
Alviston.com will follow the projects progress down the "green" road.