The environmental impact of solar power | Repowering the West, Ep. 3
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How much clean energy would it take to power the western United States? L.A. Times energy reporter Sammy Roth heads to the Las Vegas Valley, where giant solar fields are beginning to carpet the desert. But what is the environmental cost of building so much solar in the desert?
0:00 Solar in southern Nevada
0:46 The consequences of solar sprawl
1:28 How much land is needed to power the West?
1:47 The role of the desert tortoise
3:17 Cactus Springs and the Mojave Desert
3:49 The view of solar farms from Black Mountain
5:36 Rooftop solar vs. solar farms
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