U.S. says moving quickly to permit renewables on public lands

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(Reuters) – The Biden administration has approved two major solar projects in the California desert and is working on permit applications for 50 more clean energy facilities, it said on Tuesday as it seeks to deliver on the president’s climate change agenda. The Interior Department, which oversees most of the nation’s public lands, is key to President Joe Biden’s “whole-of-government” approach to tackling global warming. It has vowed to expand renewable energy development and reverse former President Donald Trump’s emphasis on maximizing fossil fuel extraction. The department approved two sola…

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