Tag Archives: renewable energy

Fish Springs Ranch Solar Energy Center

The Fish Springs Ranch Solar Energy Center in Nevada generates and stores power from the sun to provide energy for thousands of homes while reducing carbon emissions. Dudek completed environmental studies and land entitlements for the 300-megawatt (MW) solar energy facility, spanning over 2,000 acres of private land and public Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land.

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How Three Bat Species Listings May Impact your Wind Energy Project

The operation of wind energy facilities can potentially harm bats, but the true extent of this danger is not fully understood. In some US regions, a significant challenge to developing wind energy is finding ways to lower the number of bats that collide with wind turbines while maintaining high power production levels. When developing or

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GIS Models Identify Renewable Energy Sites Suitable for Development

Geographic information system (GIS) technology is a powerful resource for compiling, organizing, and presenting information to help make faster, more informed decisions about site selection and permitting requirements. GIS models can enable the development team to enter numerous queries to sort through thousands of parcels and identify those meeting defined parameters. Key components for effective

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Groundwater Supply for Renewable Energy Sites

Sustainable water supply is a crucial factor when seeking approval to build and operate renewable energy projects in remote California locations. With municipal water infrastructure and surface water sources typically not available, groundwater is often the most practical water supply option for construction and long-term operations. However, groundwater is subject to increasingly complex assessment requirements

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Environmental Permitting Tips for Renewable Energy Sites

Success of a renewable energy project often starts with meeting stringent, complex environmental permitting and mitigation requirements. Dudek’s David Hochart, an environmental permitting specialist with expertise in California renewable energy sites, outlines below how a successful environmental permitting process begins with an effective due diligence plan: Environmental due diligence should be completed prior to substantial

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