May 22, 2024

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Feds Cut Renewable Costs, Boost Fossil Costs on Public Land
The federal government has finalized rules that will decrease the cost of siting renewable energy generation on public land and increase the cost of leasing it for oil and gas development.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management
Feds Update Solar Development Roadmap in West

The Department of the Interior is proposing to designate 22 million acres of public land in the West as suitable for solar development.

Nevada Vanadium Mining Corp.
Study Examines Critical Minerals Potential in West
Western Interstate Energy Board member states backed the research project exploring the region's potential for supplying the minerals needed for U.S. energy transition.
TransCanyon LLC
‘Missing Pathway’ Advancing Through Approval Steps in West

The proposed Cross-Tie transmission project is moving through the federal approval process with a targeted in-service date in 2027.

Bureau of Land Management
BLM to Consider Changes to Western Transmission Corridors
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on potential changes to about 673 miles of seven designated transmission corridors.
Ormat Technologies
Nevada Geothermal Auction Fetches $1M for BLM
As part of its efforts to lease land for renewable energy production, the Bureau of Land Management auctioned leases for 33 geothermal parcels in Nevada.
BLM Holds Record-breaking Solar Auction in Nevada
The Bureau of Land Management auctioned four parcels in the Amargosa Desert in southern Nevada for solar development, raising a record-breaking $105 million.
BLM Seeks to Slash Fees for Solar, Wind on Public Land

The U.S. Department of Interior has a plan to empower BLM to cut fees for solar and wind projects on public lands in the West.

SouthWestern Power Group
Regional AC Tx Line Approved in Parallel to SunZia
The BLM’s record of decision for Pattern Energy’s SunZia transmission line was also the final major approval needed for SouthWestern Power Group’s RioSol line.
Pattern Energy
SunZia Project Wins Final Approval, Signs Offtakers
BLM approves SunZia project, which will send wind power from New Mexico to Arizona for customers there and in California.

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