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First-ever public lands auction for solar power plants bombs

On the home turf of former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, the Colorado lease auction was intended as a showcase for the renewable energy push.

Salazar approves 4 major solar, wind projects on public lands; outlines...

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Thursday gave the nod to four major solar and wind energy projects on public and private lands in California and Oregon, kicked off the environmental review process for three more projects and outlined the next steps in mapping out “solar energy zones” on public lands in six western states, including Colorado.