December 2, 2023

Deb Haaland

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.
TransWest Express
TransWest Express Transmission Line Breaks Ground
Developers held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the TransWest Express line, intended to carry 3 GW of wind power from Wyoming to California.
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Western States Agree on Plan to Sustain Colorado River Flows
Governors of California, Arizona and Nevada have agreed to a three-year water conservation plan aimed at protecting the drought-stricken Colorado River system.
Principle Power
BOEM Sets California Offshore Wind Auction Date
BOEM plans to hold the West Coast's first offshore wind auction Dec. 6, a major milestone in developing the first floating wind platforms in the U.S.
Interior to Cut Rent for Clean Energy Projects on Public Land
Developers looking to build projects on public land may soon see the rent and fees they have to pay drop by more than half, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said.
DOE to Tackle Tx Siting, Financing, Permitting in Better Grid Initiative
DOE announced the launch of the Building a Better Grid Initiative, aimed at building out long-distance, high-voltage transmission lines.
Dominion Energy
DOE: Atlantic Coast Needs Integrated Transmission Planning for OSW
Offshore wind is often mismatched with consumer demand for electricity; better transmission planning can help avoid curtailment, congestion, report says.
Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Senate Committee Deadlocks on Biden Pick to Head BLM
Tracy Stone-Manning’s nomination to head BLM has become a flashpoint, based on GOP claims that she lied about her involvement in a tree-spiking incident.
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
BOEM Beginning Environmental Review on Va. OSW Project
BOEM is about to begin its review of Dominion’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind, the first major milestone in the federal permitting of the 2.6-GW project.

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