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US Blocks New Solar

Posted in Renewables,USA Federal by Cheryl Morgan on the June 30th, 2008

Just when the solar industry thought it was ready to take off, a huge road block has been placed in the way in the shape of the US Bureau of Land Management. Over 130 applications are currently pending to build solar energy plants on desert land in areas such as Arizona, Nevada and Southern California. However, the federal authorities who manage the land have become nervous about the amount of planned development and have announced a moratorium on new projects until a major environmental impact study can be completed – a task that is likely to take two years. Naturally the fledgling solar power industry is not happy. The New York Times has comment, as does the Daily Telegraph.

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  1. on July 3rd, 2008 at 7:17 am

    […] week we reported on the decision of the US Bureau of Land Management to place a 2-year moratorium on all new solar […]

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