Friday, December 17, 2010

U.S. Solar Power:

Lets not just identify, nor just write about and talk about, lets get the show on the road and start the projects! Though with the top still fighting for that free market ronnynomics and hoarding their wealth it's left up to us, the people, to implement and fund, so lets get goin!!

Interior Department Identifies Best Locations For Solar Energy Projects On Public Lands

12/16/10 - A draft plan identifying prime areas for solar energy projects on public lands in the Southwest was released Thursday by the Interior Department in an effort to speed up development.

The draft identifies 24 so-called solar energy zones in California, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona that have the highest potential for solar development with the fewest environmental impacts. The plan announced during a conference call in Washington, D.C., also proposes to open an additional 21 million acres of land to potential solar development.

"The steps taken today help ensure that the United States will lead the world in energy technologies critical for meeting our energy goals and for sustaining economic growth," said Henry Kelly, principal deputy assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy with the Department of Energy.

Federal officials said there will be a 90-day public comment period and a series of public meetings in the Southwest, as well as Washington. The final report, which aims to reduce conflicts and delays later in the process, will be released in 2011, according to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. {continued}

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