Obama administration approves wind energy, solar power projects

The bulk of the coming renewables rush is happening in the state — since 2009, more than 15 gigawatts of wind energy, solar energy, geothermal energy and transmission projects have been approved on federal land in California.

The Obama administration has approved two solar projects in California and one wind energy project in Nevada with the potential capacity of 1,100 MW.

The Obama administration continued its push to ramp up renewable energy projects on public land, approving three new projects on Wednesday, including what would become the largest solar power plant in the world.

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the approvals in San Francisco alongside Gov. Jerry Brown.

Salazar announced two solar projects in California