California’s Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan: What it Means for Wind and Solar in Southern California

California’s Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan: What it Means for Wind and Solar in Southern California
Wednesday, January 28, 2015:

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1:00 - 2:30 pm Eastern US Time

On September 23, 2014, four California and federal resource agencies released a 22.5 million-acre draft endangered species conservation plan for Southern California. The plan – which has been nearly six years in the making and will cover 37 species across almost a quarter of the state – seeks to streamline the endangered species permitting process for utility-scale wind, solar, geothermal and transmission facilities while conserving desert species and their habitat on a landscape scale.

However, in doing so, the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) also designates where renewable energy projects can and cannot go, both directly through Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land use plan amendments that prohibit renewable energy development, and indirectly through the identification of conservation priorities on private lands and stringent avoidance and mitigation standards within the Development Focus Areas where renewable energy development would be allowed. Taken together, these limitations could substantially narrow the field of siting opportunities for utility-scale wind and solar development in Southern California for the next 25 years.

The public comment period on the DRECP’s joint draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is currently scheduled to end on February 23, 2015.

This webinar will provide a brief overview of the DRECP, identify areas of potential concern to the renewable energy industry, and discuss possible concepts and tools for addressing those concerns.

Andrew C. Bell, Partner, Marten Law

Erin Dolleris

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