Bureau of Land Management Renewable Energy Resources

Name of policy Bureau of Land Management Renewable Energy Resources
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country United States of America
Region North America


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Economic Instruments
    • Fiscal or financial incentives
      • Grants and subsidies
  • Policy support
    • Strategic planning
    Sector name
    • Electricity and heat
      Policy description The Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) works with local communities, state regulators, industry, and other Federal agencies in building a clean energy future by providing sites for environmentally sound development of renewable energy on public lands. Renewable energy projects on BLM-managed lands include wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass projects and the siting of transmission facilities needed to deliver this power to the consumer.

      Recent program activities have included updated guidance documents for developing renewables on public lands, new proposed rules for establishing a competitive leasing process, and proposed rules that will ease right-of-way applications for lands for solar and wind development.

      Policy type
      • Renewables1
      Policy stringency
      Implementation state Implemented
      Date of decision 2009
      Start date of implementation
      End date of implementation
      High impact No
      Impact indicator


      Source or references http://www.iea.org/policiesandmeasures/pams/unitedstates/name-56188-en.php?s=dHlwZT1yZSZzdGF0dXM9T2s,&return=PG5hdiBpZD0iYnJlYWRjcnVtYiI-PGEgaHJlZj0iLyI-SG9tZTwvYT4gJnJhcXVvOyA8YSBocmVmPSIvcG9saWNpZXNhbmRtZWFzdXJlcy8iPlBvbGljaWVzIGFuZCBNZWFzdXJlczwvYT4gJnJhcXVvOyA8YSBocmVmPSIvcG9saWNpZXNhbmRtZWFzdXJlcy9yZW5ld2FibGVlbmVyZ3kvIj5SZW5ld2FibGUgRW5lcmd5PC9hPjwvbmF2Pg,,
      Supports policies
      Is supported by policies
      Comments (background and assessment)
      Status Final

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