Nevada energy projects cleared

The White House this week announced approval by the Interior Department of “the approval of three major renewable energy projects that, when built, are expected to deliver up to 520 megawatts to the electricity grid—enough to power nearly 200,000 homes—and to help support more than 900 jobs through construction and operations.”

The projects are a 350-megawatt Midland solar energy facility and a 70-megawatt New York Canyon geothermal facility in Nevada and a 100-megawatt Quartzsite solar facility in Arizona.”