Officials Finalize Rules To Spur Public Land Renewables, Grid Upgrades

April 12, 2024
Biden administration officials in the Interior Department (DOI) and Energy Department (DOE) are completing policies aimed at spurring additional renewable electricity and related power grid upgrades, including installations on federal lands. Under one of the new measures, DOI’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is slashing fees for solar and wind projects on public lands and streamlining their review processes. BLM says it is relying on authority from the Energy Act of 2020, which allowed it to “reduce acreage rents and...

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