The World's #1 Renewable Energy Network for News, Information, and Companies.

Wind and Solar Developers Get Access to U.S. Land Used by Pentagon

Wind and Solar Developers Get Access to U.S. Land Used by Pentagon

The U.S. will give wind- and solar- energy companies access to 16 million acres of federal land previously set aside for military testing and training.

The Interior and Defense departments agreed to encourage energy development on the public lands, which may contribute to the generation of 10,000 megawatts of solar power in the U.S. Southwest, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, said today a conference call.

“This agreement is going to help save the taxpayers billions of dollars in fuel costs, increase our national security and help protect the environment,” Reid said.

President Barack Obama is supporting alternative energy as a way to diversify away from oil and reduce the need for crude imports from the Middle East. Republicans including presidential candidate Mitt Romney criticized the administration for slowing energy development on federal land.

Copyright 2012 Bloomberg

Lead image: Access granted via Shutterstock

RELATED ARTICLES

The Big Question: What Is the Most Frustrating Part about Working in Renewable Energy?

Renewable Energy World Editors

Every industry has its challenges and misunderstandings. Sometimes the obstacles we face in simply trying to do our jobs can be very frustrating.

ViZn Flow Batteries

ViZn Turns to Jabil to Meet Growing Demand for Flow Batteries

Andrew Burger, Correspondent Energy storage startup ViZn, developer of advanced zinc-iron flow battery technology, is scaling up the size and scope of its operations as it works to meet growing demand from a variety of customers both in the U.S. and a...
Norway and Sweden flags

Nordic Renewables Boom Set to Exceed Wind Energy Target

Jesper Starn, Bloomberg

Sweden and Norway will probably exceed a joint target for renewable energy production by the end of the decade, industry consultant Nena AS said.

Renewable energy community

State and Metro Governments, Consumer Actions Drive Dramatic Shift in US Energy Landscape

Ron Pernick, Clean Edge The United States is experiencing a significant shift in its energy landscape. Last year, utility-scale wind and solar power combined for 47 percent of new generation capacity in the U.S. Based on this expansion, 11 states...

CURRENT MAGAZINE ISSUE

Volume 18, Issue 3
1505REW_C11

STAY CONNECTED

To register for our free
e-Newsletters, subscribe today:

FEATURED PARTNERS



EVENTS

PV-401: Advanced Field Training

Real world on the job solar installation, training, and experience is th...

PV-201: Introduction to PV Design & Installation

PV 201 Introduction to PV Design & Installation is simply the best i...

PV-301: Advanced PV Design & Installation

This highly desirable and advanced course is intended for the profession...

COMPANY BLOGS

Solar Tracking – A Key Technology for Unlocking the Full Potential ...

Quotes for very large solar photovoltaic projects in sunny parts of the ...

Meteorological Technology International Magazine - SENSORS AND SENS...

Over the past 10 years, these sensing technologies have spread tre...

What is Distributed Energy and Why Does It Matter to Solar?

Distributed energy has become a hot topic of conversation in energy circ...

SOCIAL ACTIVITY

Tweet the Editors! @megcichon @jennrunyon

NEWSLETTERS

Renewable Energy: Subscribe Now

Solar Energy: Subscribe Now

Wind Energy: Subscribe Now

Geothermal Energy: Subscribe Now

Bioenergy: Subscribe Now  

 

FEATURED PARTNERS