Solar Power

US "Solar Energy Zones" Approved

Now we'll know exactly where all the subsidies are being blown

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Federal officials on Friday approved a plan that sets aside 285,000 acres of public land for the development of large-scale solar power plants, cementing a new government approach to renewable energy development in the West after years of delays and false starts.

At a news conference in Las Vegas, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar called the new plan a "roadmap … that will lead to faster, smarter utility-scale solar development on public lands."