Interior Department Approves Desert Solar Farms

California seeks to power state entirely through renewable resources by 2045.

The Department of the Interior announced last month that it had approved the development of three solar-energy farms on federal lands in Riverside County California. Together, these projects will generate about 1,000 megawatts of power. These programs are part of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan which aims to power California 100% from renewable sources by 2045.

Secretary Haaland expressed the importance of these programs saying, “As the Interior Department continues to lead the Biden-Harris administration’s all-of-government approach toward its ambitious renewable energy goals, we know that onshore solar projects like those being advanced today will help communities across the country be part of the climate solution while creating good-paying union jobs.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Interior Department officials to seek God’s leading on the most effective uses of federal land to promote a clean environment. 
  • For wisdom for Secretary Haaland as she leads the Interior Department. 
  • For the president and his administration as they promote renewable energy solutions. 

Sources: Interior Department, California Energy Commission


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