New Federal Office Opens to Fast-Track Renewable Energy Proposals 

Another sign of the growth in the renewable energy field is this report from the triplepundit website: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar visited Palm Springs, Calif., today to mark the official opening of a new Renewable Energy Coordination Office at the Bureau of Land Management Field Office there. In mid-January, the Department of the Interior directed the BLM to open these offices, or RECOs, in order to help expedite processing of the increased number of applications for renewable energy projects and associated transmission facilities on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The first RECO office opened in Nevada this summer. The offices are part of a larger effort to fast-track the development of renewable energy systems across public lands. Read more

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