2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2012 07:55:58 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] ENERGY: Defense Department projects on Bureau of Land Management land
DoD energy projects prompt interagency turf wars

Federal Times
June 9, 2012

The Air Force is trying to turn dust into dollars at Edwards Air Force Base by leasing 3,228 acres of unused land to Fotowatio Renewable Ventures to build a 450-megawatt solar field.

In exchange, the developer will provide the base, deep in southern California's Mojave Desert, with up to 30 megawatts of electricity annually, and have the ability to sell any excess electricity it generates to other customers. In short, the developer stands to pull in $34 million annually in energy sales to local utilities and other customers based on pricing data from the Energy Information Administration.

But for the deal to go through, the Air Force needs the approval of another federal agency: the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management. That is because BLM owns the land and has final say over its use.


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