Thursday, July 03, 2008

Every Little Win Counts...

A Small Win, But Even The Small Ones Are Very Important Now.
by Amy Weiss via BuzzFlash.com


A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT - by Amy Weiss on Wed, 07/02/2008

At a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) encouraged the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to reverse a moratorium on solar energy projects issued last month.  The same day, the BLM did exactly that, citing “public interest.”

The moratorium halted the acceptance of application for solar projects on public land, pending an investigation on the effects of solar energy, expected to take about two years.  Critics of the moratorium believe an investigation is important, but progress does not have to be stalled to complete it.

Sen. Sanders criticized the moratorium at the beginning of the hearing, then received word of the change in BLM policy halfway through.  In a statement Sen. Sanders said, “I congratulate the bureau for making the change and for understanding the enormous potential of solar energy,” and encouraged them to allocate more resources to efficiently process applications.

Sen. Sanders has been touring solar power plants in Nevada and announced Tuesday he would be sponsoring a bill to give private home and business owners financial incentives to install solar rooftop panel units, setting a goal of 10 million in ten years.


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