Grab Your Shades: The future looks bright for concentrated solar power. Google announced a $168 million investment in Brightsource Energy's Ivanpah Solar Plant in the Mojave Desert, which will be the largest concentrated solar plant in the world. (via GOOD)
Dumber and Dumberer: At a Senate hearing, Republican Senator Rand Paul railed against a bipartisan bill boosting energy efficiency standards for consumer goods. "It is the collective body saying you're not smart enough to buy a light bulb, to buy a toilet, and therefore we will tell you what to buy," said Paul. The bill passed.
Grow Ops not so Green: Marijuana may be natural and medicinal, but it ain't so green. Indoor grows are estimated to account 8% of energy consumption in California. Most of that energy is generated by burning fossil fuels.
Green Gets Greener: OrganiCann, a medical marijuana dispenser in northern California, offers the green stuff in compostable packaging you can bury in your garden.