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Interior Hosts Onshore Renewable Energy Workshop


February 10, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC On February 9th and 10th, the Department of the Interior hosted an onshore renewable energy workshop. The two-day conference brought together stakeholders from across the government, renewable energy industry, and conservation community to discuss the administration’s efforts to rapidly and responsibly stand-up renewable energy projects on our nation’s public lands.  


  • Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack begin the Onshore Renewable Energy Workshop with a roundtable discussion. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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  • The audience submits questions regarding onshore renewable energy for the three Secretaries to answer. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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  • Secretaries Salazar, Chu and Vilsack discuss renewable energy issues. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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  • “We are starting to unlock our nation’s renewable energy potential in unprecedented ways thanks to smart siting and economic incentives from the President’s tax cut package,” said Secretary Salazar. “Building a strong renewable energy economy will help reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil and create jobs here at home," Secretary Salazar said. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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  • Secretary Chu addresses the media at the Onshore Renewable Energy Workshop. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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  • Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes hosts a panel of officials at the Onshore Renewable Energy Workshop  (Panel:  Bureau of Land Management Director Bob Abbey; Counselor to the Assistant Secretary for Land & Minerals Management Ted Boling; Fish & Wildlife Service Deputy Director Dan Ashe; FWS Assistant Director for Endagered Species Gary Frazer; FWS Assistant Director for Migratory Birds Paul Schmidt; and FWS Assistant Director for Fisheries & Habitat Conservation Bryan Arroyo). Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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  • Counselor Boling, Deputy Director Ashe, and Assistant Director Frazer participate in the panel discussion at the Onshore Renewable Energy Workshop. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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