The Underlying Issue Is Freedom of Religion
By Roy L Hales & Robert Lundahl
In 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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By Roy L Hales
The 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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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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By Andrea Morison
“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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An 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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The ECOreport responds to the video Good News from Climate Reality, solar & wind energy are not always good
By Roy L Hales
“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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Originally 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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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
“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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By Roy L Hales The 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