California has already established itself as a leader in solar development, with ambitious rooftop solar programs, numerous large- and community-scale projects under construction, and many more in the permitting pipeline.
Colorado has built a reputation as a national leader on renewable energy, steadily increasing its wind and solar portfolio over the years and in 2010 passing a law requiring that 30% the state’s energy come from renewable resources by 2020, one of the highest standards in the country.
In the sizzling Chihuahuan desert of New Mexico, blue skies are the norm and the sun packs a punch, making for huge solar development potential in the region. The state’s great potential for solar includes three Solar Energy Zones (SEZs) proposed by the BLM on public lands.
Utah’s expansive deserts are known for clear skies and abundant sunshine, providing rich resources for clean, renewable energy from solar projects. The state’s great potential for solar includes three Solar Energy Zones (SEZs) proposed by the BLM on public lands.
These comments were submitted by The Wilderness Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, and Defenders of Wildlife regarding the West Chocolate Mountains Renewable Energy Evaluation Area Draft Environmental Impact Study.
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