Government wants to locate renewable energy farms at nuclear waste site in New Mexico

Southeast New Mexico where some of the nation’s nuclear waste is stored is now being considered as a site also for clean energy projects.

The U.S. Department of Energy issued a request for information (RFI) to identify industry partners who might be interested in locating clean energy projects on the DOE land which is also the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site. The projects could be wind turbines or solar farms….anything that would be carbon free production of electricity.

The effort falls under the Department of Energy’s Cleanup to Clean Energy initiative to increase clean energy production by making DOE land available for potential CFE projects. The DOE has identified nearly 9,000 acres of land that could be used at the nuclear waste site.