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Friday, 25 January 2013 16:31

Getting Geothermal Out Of Its Rut

January 25 -- Geothermal power plants plug along delivering around 20 gigawatt-hours of power to the California grid every single day. Why aren't we taking more advantage of this 24-7 power source? >>View Article

January 23 -- Budget analysts expect Prop 39 to make available an estimated $2.5 billion for clean energy and energy efficiency projects. >>View Article

January 3 -- As part of the Obama Administration's all-of-the-above strategy to develop every available source of American energy, the U.S. Department of Energy today announced more than $10 million to five projects in California, Washington, Maryland, and Texas that will develop new technologies to convert biomass into advanced biofuels and bioproducts like plastics and chemical intermediates.  >>View Article

January 2 -- Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. (BRK/A) agreed to spend as much as $2.5 billion to build two solar projects in California that are set to be the world’s largest photovoltaic development.  >>View Article

December 26 -- California just recently passed the milestone of 1 GW of solar power production (in August). And now it has just surpassed another milestone — it nearly reached that peak August generation level during the week of the Winter Solstice, which is the least-sunny time of the year, setting a new winter solar power generation record. >>View Article

December 21 -- The Department of Interior on Thursday moved a step closer to approving what could be the world’s largest solar power plant, releasing the final environmental impact statement for the McCoy Solar facility, a proposed 750-megawatt photovoltaic plant in Riverside County. >>View Article

January 22 -- Anschutz's Power Company of Wyoming is seeking to build the nation's largest wind farm and then ship the power to California over a 725-mile transmission line, the longest to be built in decades. >>View Article

December 11 -- California is poised to meet its renewable energy target in the next eight years with a "comfortable margin" to spare as regulators work to promote projects that also help increase "green" jobs in the state. >>View Article 

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 17:43

Could Going Solar Save Teacher Salaries?

November 20 -- It seems counterintuitive that shelling out for a large capital expense may give a school more money to pay teachers, but that’s what’s happening at a number of California schools. With their budgets continuously slashed, California schools have had to get creative to find ways to keep teachers. >>View Article 

November 6 -- NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG), through its eVgo subsidiary, has been cleared to provide Californians with the nation’s most comprehensive electric vehicle (EV) charging network including fast chargers that allow drivers to add 50 miles of range in 15 minutes at premier retail environments. With today’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval of the agreement between the California Public Utilities Commission and NRG, eVgo can now begin work on a network that will raise the bar on convenience for EV drivers. >>View Article 

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