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Large-scale solar installion proposal roils east Allen County

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette 14 Aug 2022
Instead of fields of corn as high as an elephant’s eye – right now, possibly higher – and prolific stretches of soybeans, he’s worried the future will hold rows and rows of solar panels. Nearby farmers are being asked to allow what some call a solar farm on their land in exchange for lucrative lease payments and benefits such as lower utility bills.
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West Virginia coal country will test power of Democrats' climate bill

Yahoo Daily News 14 Aug 2022
Abandoned coal mines are being transformed into solar farms ... Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Democrats agreed to new subsidies for fossil fuel producers and the bill requires the government lease as much federal land to oil and gas producers as it does to producers of wind and solar power.
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The Climate Bill Isn't Perfect, but It's Still a Major Victory

Democratic Underground 13 Aug 2022
To push more renewable energy into the market, Congress extended existing wind and solar tax credits ... The legislation requires that certain leases for oil and gas on federal lands be offered for sale and conditions some wind and solar leases on the auctioning of oil and gas leases.
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Energy & Environment — House passes landmark climate bill

The Hill 13 Aug 2022
history is headed to President Biden’s desk, plus a federal judge restores a freeze on coal leasing on public lands.  ... Making the future of solar and wind energy on public lands and waters conditional on oil and gas lease sales — and requiring additional sales in the near term ... Judge reinstates Obama-era coal leasing moratorium.
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Because climate science 'does not grade on a curve,' experts says IRA not enough

Alternet 13 Aug 2022
While welcoming U.S ... "But the science of the climate crisis does not grade on a curve—and it's clear that the IRA is not enough," she continued ... Moreover, the legislation forces a continuation of fossil fuel leases—and enables future drilling in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico—in exchange for expanding wind and solar energy production on federal lands.
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How did Kansas, Missouri delegation vote on Biden’s sweeping economic package?

News-Press Now 13 Aug 2022
Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids of Kansas and Reps. Emanuel Cleaver and Cori Bush of Missouri joined the Democratic majority to pass the bill by a 220-207 vote ... It also provides around $30 billion to spur the domestic production of solar panels, wind turbines and batteries, though it requires increased leasing of federal land for oil and gas projects ... .
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Weekly renewables M&A round-up (Aug 8-12)

Renewables Now 12 Aug 2022
-- Activate Renewables buys leases for 115 MW of US wind, solar. US real estate and royalties investor Activate Renewables said it has closed the acquisition of a portfolio of wind and solar property leases that can support over 115 MW of total renewable energy generation capacity.
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POWER REIT PROVIDES CORPORATE UPDATE

Kentucky New Era 12 Aug 2022
Q2-2022 LEASING AND TENANT ACTIVITY ... As of June 30, 2022, the Trust has executed seven of these lease amendments ... 22 Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) properties in the form of greenhouses totaling more than 2.2 million square feet;7 solar farm ground leases totaling 601 acres; and112 miles of railroad property.
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Sherwood solar project discussed by county commissioners

The Crescent News 12 Aug 2022
4 to the siting board (OPSB) in Columbus which will decide whether Lightsource bp's application for a solar farm is granted ... Participating property owners plan to lease land over many years to Lightsource for the construction of solar panels in a fenced-in area that will encompass 425 acres, primarily north and east of Sherwood.
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Expanded access to solar power in Africa can stimulate economic development – but there are risks

The Conversation 12 Aug 2022
Seeking to reach as many of these people as quickly as possible, African governments are signing agreements with foreign firms to deliver off-grid solar products to millions of households ... Already, pay-as-you-go solar firms are beginning to push a range of other products to their clients, such as irrigation pumps and appliance leasing.
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Here’s what’s in the Inflation Reduction Act, the sweeping bill impacting health, climate and taxes

The Hill 12 Aug 2022
The future of solar and wind on public lands and wind in public waters would be tied to requirements to hold lease sales that open up new oil and gas production.The bill reinstates the results of a recent offshore oil and gas lease sale that was struck down on environmental grounds.
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Democrats’ climate bill still ‘pours gasoline on the flames’

The Real News Network 12 Aug 2022
This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Aug. 10, 2022 ... It also conditions using federal lands and waters to expand wind and solar on fossil fuel leasing, and specifically enables future drilling in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico that the Biden administration previously prevented ... Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and low-income communities.
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Activate Renewables buys leases for 115 MW of US wind, solar

Renewables Now 11 Aug 2022
US real estate and royalties investor Activate Renewables this week said it has closed the acquisition of a portfolio of wind and solar property leases that can support over 115 MW of total renewable energy generation capacity.
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US BLM approves 250MW Arizona solar-plus-storage project on public land

Energy Storage News 11 Aug 2022
The US BLM has been solicating for more utility-scale solar projects to be built on its land ... At the time, it had said it had allocated roughly 870,000 acres of federal public land as environmentally preferrable for solar leasing based on the areas’ high potential for solar energy and suitability for utility-scale solar plants.
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TurningPoint Energy, Nautilus complete Maine community solar portfolio

Solar Builder 11 Aug 2022
Nautilus Solar Energy completed its first community solar portfolio in Maine ... TurningPoint Energy has also engaged with landowners in Delaware interested in leasing or selling their property for solar development ... -- Solar Builder magazine ....

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