Friday, June 17, 2011

On the Radar: Friday without 'Friday,' solar groundbreaking, Saudi driving

Three things you need to know today:

Where's 'Friday'?: This will be your first Friday in, well it seems like forever, that you can't kick off with a Rebecca Black "Friday" video fix from YouTube.
Entertainment Weekly reports that the clip, which had more than 167 million views, has been pulled.
“This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Rebecca Black. Sorry about that” is what you'll read when you click on the link.
The website reports that the video was pulled in a dispute with Ark Music, which wrote the track's music.
Solar power plant: Friday is the official groundbreaking for what is billed as the world's largest solar energy facility.
The Blythe Solar Power Project is being constructed on 7,000 acres of public lands in the desert of Riverside County, California.
When it is completed, the solar power plant will produce electricity to power 300,000 single-family homes for a year, its backers say. Using the plant's solar-generated electricity rather than fossil fuels will also reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2 million tons a year.
During construction, the plant is expected to create 1,066 construction jobs and almost 300 permanent jobs.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar joins other state and local officials for Friday's ground-breaking.
Saudi driving: Saudi women are being encouraged to challenge the status quo and get behind the wheel Friday.

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