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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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The Loan Programs Office’s Accomplishment

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMAmerica’s solar industry is celebrating its most stellar year. The amount of capacity number of installations have grown from a mere 45 MW, in 2003, to 4,751 MW in 2013. As Rhone Resch, President and CEO of Solar Energy Industrieys  Association (SEIA) puts it, solar energy is now mainstream. More than half of those installations was from ere utility scale solar projects that probably would not have come into being were not for the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO).
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Will September 24 Be A Day Of Reckoning?

According to Native American activists, the BLM failed to consult before putting Genesis on their old village site. Will September 24 Be A Day Of Reckoning?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1In June 2010, two of the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) archaeologists reported that, as a result of planned industrial scale solar projects, “ … more than 800 sites within the I-10 Corridor, and 17,000 sites within the Southern California Desert Region, will potentially be destroyed. Mitigation can reduce the impact of this destruction, but not to a less-than-significant level.” Continue reading Will September 24 Be A Day Of Reckoning?

Is The DOI Committing Cultural Genocide & Ecocide?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1While Secretary of the Interior Jewell addressed the Clean Energy Summit 6.0 in Las Vegas last week, a very different examination of America’s solar policy was happening just down the street. Continue reading Is The DOI Committing Cultural Genocide & Ecocide?