SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials are set to announce that the green light has been given for 3 large-scale renewable energy projects on public lands in California and Nevada.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday planned to announce the final regulatory approval for two solar projects in Southern California and a wind farm in Nevada.
Once built, the three projects would produce enough energy to power 340,000 typical homes.
The McCoy and Desert Harvest solar projects were proposed in 2011 in California's Riverside County; the Searchlight wind farm was first proposed in 2008 for Nevada's Clark County.
The projects will help California achieve goals set under the state's global warming law, which requires utilities to derive a third of the energy delivered in the state from renewable sources by 2020.
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