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Nevada Solar Installation OK'd, Could Create 1,300 Construction Jobs

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar yesterday approved a 500-megawatt (MW), 6,320-acre solar power facility to be built in Nevada's Amargosa Desert, just east of Death Valley National Park. Dubbed the Amargosa Farm Road Solar Project, it is the eighth project approved by the Secretary since early October and is expected to stimulate Nevada's economy by creating both temporary and permanent clean energy jobs.

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Solar Power Projects OK'd for Construction on Public Land

After months of debate over whether U.S. public land should be used to harness renewable energy, the Department of the Interior weighed in by approving two large-scale solar energy projects in California.

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Fed Fees for Solar on Public Land Draw Criticism

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Saturday, June 19 2010 under: Solar Industry News, Energy Policy, Bureau of Land Management

On June 10, the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sent a letter concerning the fees the federal government will charge solar companies to develop projects on public land. Now, it seems, Uncle Sam is Under Fire.

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U.S. Reaffirms Commitment to 'Fast Track' Solar on Federal Land

Posted by Adam Sewall In Tuesday, January 5 2010 under: Energy Policy, Bureau of Land Management

A week ago, the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) reaffirmed its commitment to keep 31 renewable energy projects on a "fast track process" through the permitting, public participation and -- ultimately -- commissioning stages. The bureau will focus on the most promising projects, with the aim of allowing some (if not all) of them to receive incentive funding under the America Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The deadline for ARRA funding is December 2010.

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