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.
The Department of Energy just put out a new report that should have renewable energy supporters cheering from coast to coast. In 2012, wind energy became the number one source of new energy generation in the United States – amounting to 43% of new energy generated.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Two California solar projects are expected to get approval from the Department of the Interior today, with final Records of Decision being announced in an afternoon press event. The proposed Lucerne Valley and Imperial Valley Solar Projects will bring much-needed renewable energy development online in a timely manner, making progress toward meeting the California renewable portfolio standard and helping to address commitments to emit fewer greenhouse gasses.
One of the great challenges facing our nation today is our transition to clean, green renewable energy and away from dirty fossil fuels. In California, we are seeing promising signs of this progress with two solar projects approved today by the federal government.