Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

U.S. Government Halts All Solar Energy Projects

Dekortage (697532) writes | more than 6 years ago

Government 0

Dekortage writes "The U.S. Government's Bureau of Land Management, overwhelmed by applications for large-scale solar energy plants, has declared a two-year freeze on all new projects until it completes an extensive environmental impact study. The study will also produce "a single set of environmental criteria to weigh future solar proposals, which will ultimately speed the application process." The freeze means that current applications will continue to be processed — plants producing enough electricity for 20 million average American homes — but no new applications will be accepted until the study is complete. Solar power companies are worried that this will harm the industry just as it is poised for growth, while others see the temporary hold as a necessary step before the industry gets too big."
Link to Original Source

Sorry! There are no comments related to the filter you selected.

Check for New Comments
Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?