Editor's Note: Jenny's blog originally appeared in February 2014 as part of a four-part series in which our staff explore some of the desert treasures we're working to preserve and protect from potential energy and other development. Since publication,
In June, President Obama introduced his Climate Action Plan, doubling the goal set during his first term to 20,000 megawatts' worth of renewable energy projects on public lands, generating clean, sustainable power for about six million homes.
This bill would set a budget, with limits for individual programs, for how the Department of Energy spends its money starting October 1, 2013. This normally routine business is something that both the House and the Senate do every year.