How solar farms took over the California desert
‘An oasis has become a dead sea’

Residents feel trapped and choked by dust,
while experts warn environmental damage is
‘solving one problem by creating others’

“We’ve been led to believe that all solar is good solar. But it’s not when it molests pristine land, requires hundreds of millions of dollars to transmit to city centres, and loses so much power along the way. It is simply preserving the monopoly of the big energy companies.”

Vincent Battaglia
founder of Renova Energy
rooftop solar company based in Palm Desert

The Guardian

US approves expansive Southwest renewable energy project, involving Arizona