Fossil Nuke Rod Adams has a bit of fun with the latest BBC article on some problems with Desertec, and tweeted this:
BBC News – Solar storm as desert plan to power Europe falters http://bbc.in/U68zFb Always has been a really dumb & arrogant fantasy
That is great extra motivation to just do it anyway, of course.
Update: More gloating from Adams on his blog here. Meanwhile, the German development KfW has announced signing a deal for financing Ourzazate, so it might be somewhat premature to declare Desertec dead.