22 Dec '11, 12am

Obama administration approves giant renewables projects

The Obama administration has this week approved two major renewable energy projects on public land, and taken a significant step towards delivering a new generation of US offshore wind farms. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar granted approval to the 300MW Sonoran Solar PV Project in Arizona, which is being planned by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, and the 186MW Tule Wind Project, proposed for a site 70 miles east of San Diego by a subsidiary of Spanish energy giant Iberdrola Renewables. The combined projects are expected to create up to 700 jobs during construction and generate enough energy for 150,000 homes. "We have made steady and swift progress in carrying out President Obama's initiative for a rapid and responsible move to large-scale production of renewable energy on public land," Salazar said in a statement. "We have green-lighted 25 projects in the ...

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