The all-of-the-above strategy for energy plan involves President Obama’s encouragement of the partnership between the Department of Energy and the Department of the Interior. They are publishing the PEIS (Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement) which will involve the development of solar energy in six of the southwestern states: Colorado, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah. The PEIS will represent permitting utility-scale solar energy efforts on public lands in these states. While you might not realize the impact that this is making, consider the fact that when President Obama became the President there were no solar projects allowed on public lands since 2009. Since taking office, the Department of Interior has seventeen utility-scale solar energy projects approved that, when completed, will bring 5,900 mw of energy, which is enough energy for around 1.8 million homes in America.
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