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Solar Inconvenient Truth: Ivanpah Plant a Big Fossil Fuel User

The BrightSource Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating Facility, which uses 320,000 mirrors to create thermal energy, still qualifies under state rules as an alternative energy source, despite using about 1.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas a year, according to a report by the Press Telegram.

Ivanpah (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Jerry Brown Criticized for Big Oil Donors

Pay-for-play accusations are being levied against longtime California governor Jerry Brown in a new report from Consumer Watchdog that details $9.8 million paid in contributions to Brown’s political and other initiatives, many of which occurred in close succession with policy moves favorable to the 26 energy companies that donated.

Jerry Brown (Sandy Huffaker / Getty)