TreeHugger reports that Brightsource's proposed solar thermal power plant for Ivanpah in California has been stymied by the inclusion of the site in a new National Park - California Solar-Thermal Power Project Bumped For New National Monument.
In 2008 we learned that - BrightSource [was] to Build 500 Megawatts of Solar-Thermal Power in Mojave Desert. By fall the proposed project had become a very visible symbol of a bright future for concentrated solar power (CSP) in California. ... Seems there has been a change of plans: but for good reason.