(Denver Post) The federal Bureau of Land Management's plan to auction solar-energy rights on public lands got off to a rocky start Thursday when no bidders showed up for the first auction in Colorado.
Three parcels covering 3,700 acres in the San Luis Valley were offered, and five solar developers had expressed interest in the land, bureau officials said.
Nevertheless, no companies submitted sealed bids or showed up at the auction at BLM Colorado headquarters in Lakewood.
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"We are going to have to regroup and figure out what didn't work," said Maryanne Kurtinaitis, renewable-energy program manager in the BLM's Colorado office.