Monday, April 5, 2010

It’s late I know, John Woolard, ceo BrightSource for Best Actor Oscar

This video from GreenTechmedia via Youtube came out on June 8, 2009.

In it, Mr. Woolard talks about the solar thermal power technology that his
company has developed.

Where this blogger got so excited starts at 1:26 into this video. That segment
begins when he starts discussing his background in environmental planning
and continues onto this Oscar winning line and I am paraphrasing here: we look
for previously disturbed flat land, Ivanpah was used for cattle grazing,we’re
just replacing one use with another.

Those lines were spoken with such conviction, looking right into the camera, why
this old blogger almost believed them. Then reality set in and I remembered my
trips out to the Ivanpah site and the reality that I saw, and you guys saw if you
read the posts and looked at the photos and the videos.
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Sure doesn’t look disturbed to me, how about to you? Okay maybe cattle grazed
here but so what? Which would disturb this area more- a few bovines munching a
bunch or blading away all the diverse plant ecosystem you see and replacing them
with thousands of heliostatic mirrors, just in the area of this photo alone? You make
the call.

Yes, I for one know great acting when I see it and this has to be one of the greatest
thespian performances in the history of the stage and theatre. Bravo! Bravo!

Now be nice, don’t throw any tomatoes or “road apples” at the actor!