Written by Prognog Staff

Solar Power
Recently, in fact just last week, the BLM announced a moratorium on all new solar power projects on Federal land, citing the need for further environmental impact studies. We even talked about it in a recent blog post on solar power.

Now, the BLM has announced it was going to continue accepting solar energy applications for solar power plants on BLM land.

“We heard the concerns expressed during the scoping period about waiting to consider new applications,” said BLM Director James Caswell, “and we are taking action. By continuing to accept and process new applications for solar energy projects, we will aggressively help meet growing interest in renewable energy sources, while ensuring environmental protections.”

Although the BLM needs to move carefully in granting any type of project on federal land, this is great news for renewable energy and solar power specifically.