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Impact of the DRECP on Wind Energy Resources in the California Desert

CalWEA used GIS mapping to analyze the DRECP's severe impact on wind energy resources in the California desert. This map shows the large areas where wind is prohibited, and the small areas where wind is allowed (if various obstacles are cleared, which is not assured under the plan). (See DRECP-related items on news page.)

News from Reuters

U.S. desert plan hurts renewable energy

Source: By Nichola Groom, Reuters • Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016

The United States on Wednesday unveiled a long-awaited plan for desert renewable energy development that the solar and wind industries said unfairly favors land conservation and severely limits the ability to build projects critical to meeting the nation’s climate goals.

The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, eight years in the making, was designed to streamline development of wind and solar projects on federal and private lands in California while preserving pristine desert habitats.