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.
Here at The Wilderness Society, we know that when renewable energy is built in the right places it can benefit our communities in a myriad of ways, including aiding the economy and helping to solve our climate crisis by reducing the need for dirty power plants.