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Interior Department Sets Aside Millions of Acres for Solar Power

The Washington Post

The Obama administration on Tuesday announced its final plan for fast-tracking large-scale solar energy projects in a vast portion of the West, promising installations with enough wattage to power nearly 7 million homes over the next decade.

The “All Of The Above” program, the nation’s first comprehensive plan to develop solar power on public land, sets aside 285,000 acres that would have minimal impact on endangered wildlife and waters.

Innovation and green energy around the world: The United States is in a fast-moving race to clean energy independence.

Applications for development in 17 solar-energy zones in California, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah will move quickly because environmental impact studies have already been approved.

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