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As Trump Looks the Other Way, U.S. Solar Surges

first_imgAs Trump Looks the Other Way, U.S. Solar Surges FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Washington Post:You may have missed the fact that exactly one week ago two major solar power plants, with a combined generating capacity of 179 megawatts, shifted into commercial operation on Bureau of Land Management property in southern Nevada. It’s totally understandable, since the Interior Department didn’t even issue a news release (although its Nevada state director did show up for the formal opening ceremony, and provides a quote for a solar firm’s publicity package).The launch of Switch Station 1 and Switch Station 2, which deliver electricity to massive data centers in Las Vegas and Reno, highlights the fact that solar power is still expanding in the United States even if President Trump rarely mentions it (despite his talk of a solar-powered border wall). The nation’s solar output rose 47 percent for the first three quarters of 2017, according the Energy Department — and the switch stations mark the first utility-scale energy facility built on BLM land through a streamlined process the Obama administration established in 2014.Backers of the project — which include First Solar (which built it); EDF Renewable Energy (which runs it); and the Nature Conservancy (which developed the plan to offset its environmental impacts) — say it proves that federal land has tremendous renewable energy potential if the planning is done right. The project lies within the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone, one of 19 zones that Interior identified as ideal for large projects, and siting it there cut the permitting time in half and reduced its cost to 3.8 cents per kilowatt hour.The span of the two stations stretches across about 1,797 acres. It boasts 1,980,840 solar panels and generates enough energy to meet the demand of 46,000 homes. Switch, a major data center operator, is tapping the energy as part of its plan to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy.Deploying renewable energy on federal land ranked as a high priority during the previous administration. A year ago, then-Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced that the department had approved 60 such utility-scale projects, including 36 solar, 11 wind and 13 geothermal plans.The Trump administration’s emphasis on spurring fossil fuel production nationwide has raised questions about the outlook for renewable energy projects on federal land and in federal waters.More: Solar power is forging ahead, even if Trump doesn’t talk about itlast_img read more

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CUNA watching credit access, Yellen testimony this week

first_imgBoth chambers of Congress are in session this week, with a Friday deadline for passing a funding resolution to fund the government into the next fiscal year. CUNA is monitoring a number of hearings this week, including a U.S House Financial Services subcommittee hearing covering several bills related to consumer access to mainstream financial services.“Most of these bills deal with either credit scores and making sure credit scores accurately reflect a borrower’s creditworthiness, or the insurance of brokered deposits,” said Ryan Donovan, CUNA’s chief advocacy officer. “CUNA will be sending a letter to the committee commending them for considering the credit score bills, and also encouraging them to consider other legislation to help consumer access to mainstream financial services.”The hearing, conducted by the House Financial Services subcommittee on financial institutions and consumer credit, will be held Tuesday starting at 10 a.m. (ET). It will be streamed live on the committee’s website.Other hearings this week that CUNA will be monitoring include: continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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