14 Mar '13, 3pm

U.S. Approves 1,100 Megawatts of Renewable Energy Projects

U.S. Approves 1,100 Megawatts of Renewable Energy Projects

The two solar farms and one wind project are expected to total 1,100 megawatts of capacity, enough to power more than 340,000 homes, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said today at a press conference in San Francisco. The U.S. doubled its use of renewable energy during the past four years and these projects are part of the Obama administration’s strategy of promoting wider use of solar, wind and geothermal energy on federal lands, he said. The solar farms are in one of 17 zones approved by the Interior Department last year to accelerate the approval process. “They are the blueprint, the bible, if you will, of where solar energy will go on public lands in the years ahead,” Salazar said. The 750-megawatt McCoy Solar Energy Project, owned by NextEra Energy Inc., and Electricite de France SA’s 150-megawatt Desert Harvest plant will use photovoltaic technology and are in Riverside...

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