"U.S. Approves 1,100 Megawatts of Wind, Solar Projects"

"The U.S. approved three renewable- energy projects to be built on federal land in California and Nevada."

"The two solar farms and one wind project are expected to total 1,100 megawatts of capacity, enough to power more than 340,000 homes, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said today at a press conference in San Francisco.

The U.S. doubled its use of renewable-energy during the past four years and these projects are part of the Obama administration’s strategy of promoting wider use of solar, wind and geothermal energy on federal lands, he said. The solar farms are in one of 17 zones approved by the Interior Department last year to accelerate the approval process."

Andrew Herndon reports for Bloomberg March 13, 2013.

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Source: Bloomberg, 03/14/2013