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  • bluecheese4u bluecheese4u Jul 8, 2013 8:36 PM Flag

    Interior Approves Large-Scale Wind Energy Project on Arizona Public Lands

    Interior Approves Large-Scale Wind Energy Project on Arizona Public Lands

    ICTMN Staff
    July 06, 2013

    On June 28, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the approval of a major wind energy project in Arizona that, when built, will provide up to 500 megawatts to the electricity grid—enough energy to power up to 175,000 houses—and create approximately 750 jobs through construction and operations.

    The project advances President Obama’s comprehensive plan to reduce carbon pollution and move the country’s economy toward domestic-made clean energy sources, thus hopefully slowing the effects of climate change.

    As part of his comprehensive climate action plan, Obama challenged the U.S. Department of the Interior to approve an additional 10,000 above the original goal of 10,000 megawatts of renewable energy production on public lands by 2020.

    The project, proposed by BP Wind Energy North America, Inc., would erect up to 243 wind turbines on federal lands for the Mohave County Wind Farm, which would be located in northwestern Arizona about 40 miles northwest of Kingman.

    
“These are exactly the kind of responsible steps that we need to take to expand homegrown, clean energy on our public lands and cut carbon pollution that affects public health,” said Secretary Jewell. “This wind energy project shows that reducing our carbon pollution can also generate jobs and cut our reliance on foreign oil.”



    With this recent announcement, Interior has approved 46 wind, solar and geothermal utility-scale projects on public lands since 2009, including associated transmission corridors and infrastructure to connect to established power grids. When built, these projects could provide enough electricity to power more than 4.4 million homes and support over 17,000 construction and operations jobs.



    Interior’s Bureau of Land Management has identified an additional 14 active renewable energy proposals slated for review this year and next. The Bureau recognized these

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    • More millions of taxpayer money gone with the wind. If it is so good, let they create a company and sell stock. Of course, everyone knows that wind just doesn't break even without people having to pay much more for the wind power and taxpayers paying for the subsidies.

    • You would think they would be fast tracking natural gas pipelines and processing stations in the Bakken.

      640 million dollars a day is being flared away. If they just captured just the royalties and no income tax it would be around 64 million a day to reduce the deficit or spend on more vacations................................

 
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