The World from Berlin Desertec Solar Project 'an Encouraging Economic Sign'

With the planned Desertec project, Europe wants to build a giant solar power plant to convert the endless sun in the Sahara Desert into CO2-free electricity. The mega project isn't without its critics, but most German commentators are welcoming Tuesday's announcement that the ambitious solar plans may soon move forward.
Workers in China putting together a solar energy facility in Shanghai in preparation for the 2010 Expo.

Workers in China putting together a solar energy facility in Shanghai in preparation for the 2010 Expo.

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-- Charles Hawley, 12:15 p.m. CET
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