It is an unprecedented time for energy development. Where once renewable energies were novelties, now they are being developed with an almost evangelical fervor. The rubber meets the road in the transition to renewable energies not in grandiose congressional or executive proclamations, but in obscure offices where collaboration and policymaking produce instructional memoranda and programmatic agreements. None of them wear capes, but these heroes have created a regulatory landscape more friendly to the development of renewable energies than ever before. For those willing to play the game, new developments in energy corridor rights of way and public land policy are opening up expansive new opportunities for energy development in the West.
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