Morocco to become world solar superpower as new plants come online

October 27, 2015 by  
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Morocco is about to enter the world stage as a solar energy superpower with a massive new concentrated solar power (CSP) plant that’s currently in the works. The desert country is currently powered mostly by imported petroleum, but Morocco is planning to produce half its own energy with renewables by 2020. According to the Guardian , a key to that is the largest CSP plant in the world – currently under construction near the city of Ouarzazate. The first stage of the project, known as Noor 1, is set to go online next month and will produce about 160 megawatts of power through its 800 rows and 500,000 mirrors that follow the sun through the desert sky each day. Read the rest of Morocco to become world solar superpower as new plants come online

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Pioneering CLTHouse in Seattle was built with the wood of 20 sustainably-grown trees

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Tesla wants to build electric cars in China to tap the world’s largest auto market

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Tesla is looking for ways to secure its foothold in the Chinese auto market . Specifically, the California-based electric car maker wants to start building cars in the country that has the largest auto sales market in the world. Given that electric vehicles are in high demand in China, this seems like a natural move, but CEO Elon Musk admits there are a number of challenges to overcome before a China-based Tesla factory could become a reality. Read the rest of Tesla wants to build electric cars in China to tap the world’s largest auto market

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700 acres of coastal California land returned to the Native American Kashia tribe

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Coastal Sonoma County in California was once settled by the Native American Kashia band of the Pomo tribe, yet they haven’t been able to call it home for 200 years. That is, until now . The current owner of the property near Stewart’s Point has entered an agreement to sell the 700-acre, mile-long stretch of coast back to the Kashia, with the help of $2 million pledged by county leaders and a variety of coalitions, including the Trust For Public Land . Read the rest of 700 acres of coastal California land returned to the Native American Kashia tribe

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