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California’s 9th Circuit Hears Appeal on Ivanpah

The Underlying Issue Is Freedom of Religion

By Roy L Hales & Robert Lundahl

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1In a remote corner of the Mojave Desert, 15 miles from Las Vegas, stands the expansive Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System. Occupying 5 square miles, the facility seems to swallow up a stunning expanse of desert including animals, plants and now, spiritual and cultural resources.

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The Next Big Issue Is Social License

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The transition to renewable energy is coming faster than most people realize. The technological advances that make it the adoption of larger amounts of intermittent energy possible are also needed to reinvigorate North America’s aging grid. Though there is still much resistance from corporations and governments with vested interests, the future of the fossil fuel sector lies in finding ways to fit into a more environmentally sensitive economy. The struggle to avoid Climate Change is not over. There are still many battles ahead, but the outcome has been decided. The next big issue is social license.

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“Who Are My People?”

Originally Published on the Watershed Sentinel

Review by Delores Broten

Filmmaker Robert Lundahl’s “Who Are My People?” (53 min., 2014) tells the unusual but sadly familiar story of the conflict over the land between First Nations and development, between well-meaning environmental values and precious indigenous knowledge. In this case the tribal peoples are Quechan, Kumeyaay, Yaqui, and Chemehuevi, among others, trying to protect the sacred sites of their homelands in the deserts of the USA from solar and wind power development.

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Andrea Morison Reviews “Who Are My People?”

By Andrea Morison

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1“Who Are My People?”, a documentary film by Robert Lundahl, will leave you thinking that the English language is at a deficit when it comes to allowing one to fully comprehend  what we now, often inaccurately, believe ‘green’ and ‘renewable’ energy to represent.

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The Canadian Debut of “Who Are My People?”

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1An ECO Radio interview with Emmy award winning film maker Robert Lundahl about Canadian debut of “Who Are My People?”at Manson’s Hall on Cortes Island, at 7 pm on February 6, 2015.  ©2015 Roy L Hales. Interview conducted by Roy L Hales.

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Solar & Wind energy are not Always Good

The ECOreport responds to the video Good News from Climate Reality, solar & wind energy are not always good

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1“Good News,” from Climate Reality, is good propaganda. The message is clear and, to a large extent, true – only it also perpetuates a myth. Solar and wind energy are not necessarily good, it depends how they are used.

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Protector of the Sacred Sites

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMOriginally Broadcast on Cortes Community Radio, CKTZ, 89.5 FM

Audio from Thursday, August 7. The first part of that program was about a First Nations burial ground on Grace Islet in BC. The podcast below, “Protector of the Sacred Sites,” ran from 9:12 – 9:30. It revolves around the clash between solar projects and Native American Sacred sites in Southern California.

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Our Beautiful North American Landscapes are under Attack

By Ingo Oevermann

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMI am interested in most alternative energy systems and innovations, and since reading Steve Heckeroth’s fabulous article on the potential for solar technology in Mother Earth News in 2006 or 2007, I have become ever more interested in the advances in solar panels and water heating. But I am more, than anything, very appreciative of the beauty of nature, and when I travel in Canada and the U.S.A., I am constantly appalled by the trashy way many north Americans mistreat nature and the landscape. This is regularly driven home to me by the many Europeans I meet each summer, when they marvel at the scenic wonders we have to offer.  That beauty, which they revere, and we take for granted as inexhaustible, is at very serious risk of being totally destroyed, because we are very poor stewards, and we do so many thoughtless things to abuse and destroy it.
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In Memorial: Ivanpah

The world’s largest concentrating solar power (CSP) plant is a focal point in the conflict of two cultures. It sits on a native American sacred site. In Memorial: Ivanpah

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PM“The Ivanpah project is a shining example of how America is becoming a world leader in solar energy,” said Secretary Moniz, in the press release announcing the project’s opening. “As the President made clear in the State of the Union, we must continue to move toward a cleaner energy economy, and this project shows that building a clean energy economy creates jobs, curbs greenhouse gas emissions, and fosters American innovation.”
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Michael Niggle’s Retirement Prompts Reshuffling at SDG&E

By Roy L Hales Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The impending retirement of Michael Niggle has prompted a reshuffling at San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) personal. Continue reading Michael Niggle’s Retirement Prompts Reshuffling at SDG&E