Red lights ahead for green projects
"Given lead times for project development, it is important to act now to avoid a lull in development post-2012. Business decisions for 2013 are already being made," said Roby Roberts, representing the American Wind Energy Association.
And at the pace of legislation in the current stalemated Congress, prospects for quick action are questionable, at best.
July 1, 2011
by Bill Opalka
in Energy Biz
The push hasn't come hard or fast enough. For all the talk about getting more renewable energy projects going on federal lands, the policies in place don't move projects to the industry's liking.
That seemed to be the consensus at a recent hearing of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee hearing, "American Energy Initiative: Identifying Roadblocks to Wind and Solar Energy on Public Lands and Waters."
The amount of time a project can be delayed by its opposition is one of the complaints. At 11 years and counting before the Cape Wind offshore project in Massachusetts ever gets going, developer... [continue via Web link]