Promised grid power never made it to Red Rock Canyon in Nevada, but now the fire station there is getting along just fine with solar power and a lot of batteries.
The Obama administration says its plan for the Arizona desert focuses development on disturbed land and land with low natural and cultural resource conflicts.
The Bureau of Land Management is moving to establish a competitive lease process for wind and solar development on public lands.
California and the U.S. Department of the Interior renew their commitment to fast-tracking a bunch of solar projects, and some wind and geothermal, too.
The U.S. Department of Defense says bases in the California desert could be privately developed to the tune of 7,000 megawatts of new solar capacity.
A president can’t make Congress pass clean energy bills, but EarthTechling’s Susan Kraemer says Obama has led historic renewable energy growth on U.S. lands.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar approves a transmission line over BLM land in the California desert to connect a proposed 150-MW solar plant to the grid.
The Obama administration, hoping to speed development of big solar on federal lands in the West, trims the number of “solar target zones” from 24 to 17.
The U.S. Department of the Interior has approved a five-mile transmission line necessary to connect a 250-megawatt solar PV project in California to the grid.
The Bureau of Land Management has released a list of 19 renewable energy projects the agency is giving priority for development in 2011.