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Solar power plant opened for the first time on US public land

The first commerical solar power plant opened on the Nevada-California border Monday in the Mojave desert.

Powerland Cairo: Trash Talking

Cairo — Hanna Fathy, 28, enthusiastically pushes food scraps into his kitchen drain. When he looks at the pink paste that gathers in a bucket under his sink, he doesn’t see trash, he sees a source of renewable power.

He carries the slop to the roof of his home in a slum east of the city, and pours it into an old storage barrel.

 “We can use the same organic waste that we’ve already paid money for when we bought it as food, to make energy and save the environment from using fossil fuels,” Fathy said.

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