May 3, 2021 - Energy & Environment
Biden administration approves massive solar energy project in California
The Interior Department announced Monday that it has approved a massive solar energy project on California's public lands.
Why it matters: The $550 million project will produce enough energy to power nearly 90,000 homes.
- The plant will be built on over 2,000 acres of public land.
What they're saying: "The time for a clean energy future is now. We must make bold investments that will tackle climate change and create good-paying American jobs,” Secretary Deb Haaland said in the statement.
- “Projects like this can help to make America a global leader in the clean energy economy through the acceleration of responsible renewable energy development on public lands.”