A solar farm would be built off of a farm that Trump has called the “perfect storm” of economic opportunity and the “unparalleled environmental opportunity.”
A solar farm built off a north shore property owned by the Trump family would create a clean-energy, renewable energy opportunity, said David Olinger, the executive vice president of the nonprofit Solar Energy Industries Association, the company that owns the property.
The Trump family has owned the property since 1972, Olinger said.
The proposed solar farm, named “Boca,” is located about six miles from a former oil drilling platform that was built in the 1960s.
A proposal to build the solar farm was announced by Trump in April, the latest move in a series of moves that have seen him push his vision of an economic revitalization agenda.
Trump has called for solar energy to be the future of American energy, but he has also suggested that other types of energy, such as wind and solar, could be part of the solution.
“We have a lot of energy resources, and we don’t need to worry about having to import it,” Trump said at the time.
He has since reversed his position.
This is the perfect storm, Oller said, adding that Trump is taking an important step forward on climate change and a great opportunity to use solar energy.
Olinger said the solar project would be a “huge opportunity for North Shore, for our economy, and for our environment.”
“This is a wonderful opportunity for us to have an energy future that’s more green than ever before,” Olinger added.
Solar farms are not new to North Shore.
The Trump family owns two solar farms on the north shore of the island, a solar farm on a former shipyard and a solar project in the ocean.
In 2017, Trump ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to review a proposal to construct a new hydroelectric dam at the site of the former ship yard, and the agency later approved the project.
At the time, the Trump administration said the project would produce electricity for 1.6 million homes and businesses, and to provide a source of clean, renewable power to more than 100 communities throughout the U.S. Construction of the new dam, a proposed $1.5 billion project, was halted in September, citing concerns about the project’s environmental impact.
During a speech at the White House in April 2018, Trump pledged to “get rid of all the regulations that have been in place for decades and build new industries, jobs, and energy production.”
But Trump has made no public comments about solar energy since his comments about the new hydro project.
Olinger pointed to Trump’s recent comments on climate and the renewable energy industry as a reason to believe that Trump would embrace the technology.
One of the problems with solar is the fact that you have to go out there and buy solar panels and get them,” Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity in January.
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Trump has repeatedly said that he would use the solar power that would be produced by his project to help create jobs.
As part of its Renewable Energy Future 2025 plan, the U,S.
Department of Energy said it would invest $1 billion in the construction of solar farms to create “green jobs and sustainable energy” for local communities.
But Olinger has argued that the Trump White House is “deliberately distorting” the goals of the plan.
According to Olinger’s research, solar energy has generated over half a billion dollars in tax revenue since 2010, including $6.4 billion in 2017 alone.
It’s unclear how much Trump intends to invest in the project once it’s completed, but Olinger argues that solar could be one of the more cost-effective ways to meet the Trump Administration’s goal of bringing solar power to every American household.
Some people who live in the area of the project said they would support solar, Oler said.
“There’s a huge amount of people who would benefit from this,” Oler added.
“We don’t want it to be a one-off.”
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