By utilizing an expedited review process allowed under the National Environmental Policy Act called a categorical exclusion, the Forest Service can now speed up approvals for projects that restore aquatic health.
Guiding solar development to low-conflict zones is key for protecting wildlands and wildlife habitat while advancing responsible projects. Last week's announcement by the BLM shows the agency’s commitment to implementing its smart western solar plan – and real interes
Like guiding wind and solar projects to low-conflict areas, finding the right places for transmission lines is a common sense approach. Federal agencies are on track to make recommendations for improving the “West-wide Energy Corridors” by the summer of 2014.
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.