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.
When the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) finalized the Western Solar Plan and created 17 Solar Energy Zones (SEZs) across the southwest, two of the primary goals were reducing project permitting times and decreasing impacts to wildlands and wildlife habitat.
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
One of the great opportunities for movement on energy priorities in Congress in the next two years lay in energy efficiency legislation. While bipartisan agreement is hard to come by these days, energy efficiency is an issue primed for progress.