Covering 22 million acres, it sets aside the areas for convervation and renewable energy development.
Designated as a Renewable Energy Zone, 2 GW of geothermal and other renewables will fund important habitat restoration.
Facebook's new Iowa data center will be powered completely by wind and Google invested another $80 million in five solar plants.
With so many big transmission projects held up, utilities may want to ask this question.
Google is one of the most committed companies to renewable energy, but now it's supporting ALEC which is working to destroy the industry.
A 250 MW solar plant is the first of many projects, which will sell excess energy to utilities across the southwest.
Many of the biggest projects are shifting to developing economies, which came close to the investments of advanced nations in 2012.
The Interior Department approved two solar and one geothermal project totalling 520 MW to power 200,000 homes.
Two huge solar projects in California and a wind project in Nevada will produce energy for 340,000 homes.
Since 2010, Google has invested in 2 GW of renewable energy, in some of the biggest, most important projects.