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Growth of clean energy jobs, 2019 to 2050

As nearly $400 billion in Inflation Reduction Act investments boost renewable energy projects, much of the economic benefits are going to rural America.

Rooftop solar can provide economical and reliable clean electricity.

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Thursday approved a rule to expand “community solar,” which could boost solar access and help lower utility bills for renters and people who can’t put solar panels on their own rooftops. Read more

BLM proposes solar development plans on selected public lands

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently released a draft roadmap — known as the updated Western Solar Plan — that outlines proposed solar energy development across the West.  The plan is designed to expand solar energy production overall, and to streamline siting and project permitting on U.S. public lands.

The plan is an update of BLM’s 2012 Western Solar Plan, that identified land having high solar potential and low resource conflicts to guide responsible solar development in the original six states — Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. The updated plan adds areas in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. Read more