Google to the rescue

San Franciscans tend to be strong supporters of renewable energy, although almost everyone knows it will be a difficult and expensive struggle to reach the targets many environmentalists have set. Now Google, having made all our lives better by providing information on pretty much every imaginable topic, have come up with a map to help planners find out where solar energy plants can be sited. Much of the desert land that would be ideal for generated solar energy is off limits for development because of fragile ecosystems that should be protected. Google Earth’s maps of the western states will now show each of the areas in which there are ecological issues. The work was done by Google in cooperation with environmental organizations and is a shining example of how technology can help us move forward to a more sustainable future. Take a look at this new tool now at www.nrdc .org/PathtoGreenEnergy.

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