California Wind Energy
If you care about clean energy, the BLM is a major leader in making solar, wind, and geothermal energy possible.
Since 2009, BLM has approved 57 renewable energy projects (34 solar, 11 wind, and 12 geothermal) with potential for over 15,000 MWs, or enough to power more than 5 million homes and create some 26,000 jobs. There are currently over 17,000 MWs of renewable energy projects permitted on public land, including 2,379 MWs of renewable energy projects approved prior to 2009.
BLM is focused on approving renewable energy development on public lands in accelerated, but environmentally-responsible manner; ensuring protection of signature landscapes, wildlife habitats, and cultural resources.
For the years 2016 and 2017, the BLM will process 7 renewable energy projects (5 solar and 2 geothermal) representing 1337 MW, or enough electricity to power over 400,000 homes.
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