Wednesday, December 14, 2016

USA, California: Feds Support Development of Renewable Energy in Western States

Secretary Jewell Announces Milestones to Spur Renewable Energy and Transmission in the West (News Release)

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and create clean energy jobs, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced new steps with Western states to encourage the development of renewable power, efficiently deliver that electricity to market, and meet growing consumer demands for clean energy. 

Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Secretary Jewell signed with California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., the Interior Department and state agencies will work collaboratively on expanded and streamlined efforts to encourage the timely and responsible development of renewable energy projects on federal and state lands and offshore waters.