08 Aug '12, 2pm

5 GW wind & solar power fast-tracked by Obama + 16m acres of military land opened up for renewable energy development

Seven solar power and wind power projects, with a combined capacity of 5 GW, have been fast-tracked by the Obama administration as part of the We Can't Wait initiative. The projects, located in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Wyoming are expected to produce electricity sufficient to power 1.5 million homes. In Arizona, the Mohave Wind Energy project, will be located on nearly 40,000 acres of federal land in Mohave County, Arizona. The 425 MW project is targeted to complete federal permitting in January 2013. The Quartzite Solar Energy project will have a capacity of 100 MW on 1675 acres of Bureau of Land Management land. Federal review of the project is expected to be completed in December of this year. California will see two projects fast-tracked: The 150 MW Desert Harvest Solar Energy project in Riverside County, and the 750 MW McCoy Solar Energy project, also in River...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/energy-policy/5-gigawatts-renew...

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