06 Nov '11, 4pm

Interior Opening Up 17 Solar Energy Zones Across Six Western States

Interior Opening Up 17 Solar Energy Zones Across Six Western States

Map courtesty of US Dept. of Interior, BLM Looking to streamline and speed up the process of developing the nation’s solar power potential, The US Dept. of Interior took another step towards opening up public land in six Western states – Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah – to utility-scale solar power projects.Some 285,000 acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land would be made available, according to the “Supplement to the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Solar Energy Development” (Solar PEIS), the revised version of a plan originally proposed in December 2010. The BLM received and reviewed some 80,000 comments on its original plan, as well as obtaining additional data and consulting with cooperating agencies and resource managers, in coming up with the revised version, according to a news release . The revised plan refine...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/11/06/interior-opening-up-1...

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