Solar Magazine – The United States wants more permits for air
The United States wants to double the amount of renewable energy capacity allowed on public lands. Another 10 gigawatts of solar power projects are expected to be approved by the end of next year.
This is almost double the amount currently allowed.
The Interior Ministry writes in a statement to Congress that regulators and developers are taking swift action to build new wind farms and solar panels in Arizona, California, Nevada and other western states. The U.S. Department of Energy is part of the government’s drive to create zero emissions by 2035 and will allow about 25 gigawatts of geothermal, wind and solar geothermal power generation on public land by 2025.
Commenting on the expanded ambition, Interior Minister Debb Hollande said: ‘The demand for sustainable energy has never been higher. Technological advances, increased interest, cost-effectiveness and enormous economic potential make these projects a promising path to diversify our national energy portfolio while at the same time combating climate change and investing in communities.
Land Management Bureau
The Home Office’s Land Management Bureau (BLM) has already upgraded the renewable energy license under the Biden administration and approved 12 projects last year to support 2,890 MW of geothermal and solar power generation. BLM manages 245 million acres of public land in the United States, located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska.
To further enhance the country’s clean energy goals, BLM provides sites for eco-friendly renewable energy development on public lands and new transfer routes to connect to the power grid. These efforts to harness renewable energy from our country’s public lands support not only the government’s priority, but also Congress’ guidance on the 2020 Energy Act to provide 25 gigawatts of solar, wind and solar power by 2025. Allow geothermal production in public lands. .
Last week, BLM announced new leases with Minersville Solar Energy for more than 4,800 acres on 3 sites. The company plans to build 600 MW solar farms in the Milford Platts South Solar Energy Zone in Beaver County, Utah. When solar lawns are operational, they can supply electricity to 170,000 homes.
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