Interior Department’s Renewable Energy Projects Will Help Address Climate Crisis, Create Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Biden Administration’s plan to permit 25 gigawatts of responsibly sited and operated renewable power on public lands by 2025 will help the nation achieve net-zero emissions in the coming years and create sustainable jobs across the country.

“We need to leverage every tool, technology, and strategy available to confront the climate crisis. The Interior Department’s commitment to responsibly utilize our public lands for renewable energy projects is welcome news as we work to get to net-zero emissions over the near term and create sustainable jobs,” said Shannon Heyck-Williams, senior director of climate and energy policy for the National Wildlife Federation. “We will work with the Biden Administration to ensure these projects are ecologically sound and responsibly sited, developed, and operated to ensure we continue to protect treasured places and appropriately balance the needs of people and wildlife.” 


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