Jefferson Exchange | January 9, 2014 | 8:00
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Thu January 9, 2014

Using Old Energy Leasing Rules On Renewables

Gary Thompson describes the legislation that would share federal renewable energy site lease income with counties.

The use of renewable energy is meant to help curtail the use of oil and gas.

Credit Philipp Hertzog/Wikimedia

But some of the practices of developing oil and gas sources may be adaptable to renewable energy. 

For example, the Association of Oregon Counties joins other group is supporting changes to the way federal land is leased for renewable sites. 

Under proposed legislation, developers would pay royalties, just like oil and gas developers. 

We'll hear the plan and the perceived benefits.  aoc/default.aspx

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