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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.

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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.

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OTC 2015: 6th Largest Offshore Technology Conference ever Despite Low Oil Prices

HOUSTON, Texas – In spite of low oil prices, there were still 94,700 in attendance at the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) at NRG Park in Houston May 4-7. The OTC reports that these attendance numbers still represent the sixth-largest gathering in the conference’s 47-year history.