This amendment, sponsored by Senators Heller (R-NV) and Heinrich (D-NM) supports a smart approach to facilitating wind, solar and geothermal energy in the best places on public lands, representing a balanced view of how our public lands should be used.
In addition, under Secretary Sally Jewell’s leadership, the Department of the Interior and its Bureau of Land Management have taken significant steps to modernize energy production on the millions of acres of publicly owned land they a
The wind and solar leasing rule would improve how wind and solar energy projects are approved on public lands – and ultimately establish a framework for a stable and long lasting program for clean energy.
Deployment costs keep dropping, desperate legal challenges from the dinosaur fossil fuel industry continue to be dismissed, and for the first time ever more solar energy was brought online than any other energy source.
While the subject of the hearing zeroed in on whether the Bureau of Land Management is doing enough to ensure bonds to pay for restoring project sites from renewable energy companies are up to date, it underscored the significant progress that has been made—and the key opportunities that r