This is a small article I came across today dated August 26th, 2009 about the construction of a solar power plant in New Jersey. Kearny is about 3 miles from where I live outside of school, and it is just west of New York. Ironically this is a significant location covered in Sullivan’s The Meadowlands. While solar power can get into the broader scientific and political field of energy resources, it is nonetheless a vital component of environmental issues today. It says here that the plan is meant to generate 20 megawatts of solar electricity by the year 2020. To me it seems like more false hope not only because of the long historical line of dreamers who envisioned perfect communities and utilized facilities to be erected on the constantly reshaping dump. It is ambitious, but at least the goals are realistic: to aid America’s energy independence from this location in New Jersey. The economic benefits should, ideally, bring nothing but profit for workers and consumers.
here is the original link, if you want to view it: http://www.nj.com/news/jjournal/kearny/index.ssf?/base/news-0/125126793122120.xml&coll=3