“The U.S. will give wind- and solar- energy companies access to 16 million acres of federal land previously set aside for military testing and training. The Interior and Defense departments agreed to encourage energy development on the public lands, which may contribute to the generation of 10,000 megawatts of solar power in the U.S. Southwest, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, said today a conference call.” http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-06/wind-energy-developers-get-access-to-u-s-land-used-by-pentagon.html#disqus_thread