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Renewable Energy Focus - California’s plan to replace San Onofre nuclear energy: green success or natural gas giveaway?: Green Tech Solar News - Mar 14 -- The California Public Utilities Commission’s long-range plan to...more

4/1/2014 - Clean Tech CPUC Energy Green Technology Natural Gas Nuclear Power Power Plants Renewable Energy Solar Energy Utilities Sector

Renewable Energy Update

Renewable Energy Focus - New DOE loan guarantee program: Green Tech Solar News - Feb 27: The Department of Energy is targeting from $1.5 billion to as much as $4 billion for a new renewable energy project loan...more

3/25/2014 - Clean Energy DOE Energy Policy Renewable Energy Solar Energy Utilities Sector Wind Power

Renewable Energy Update -- March 4, 2014

Renewable Energy Focus - With $6.5 billion loan, nuclear energy gets new life in U.S. -- SustainableBusiness.com - Feb 24: Although Republicans lambasted Department of Energy (DOE) programs that support renewable energy...more

3/4/2014 - DOE Geothermal Energy Nuclear Power Renewable Energy Solar Energy Tax Credits

Renewable Energy Update -- February 21, 2014

Renewable Energy Focus - San Francisco announces 0-50-100 plan to fight climate change: SustainableBusiness.com - Feb 14 - San Francisco says it is closing in on the goals of its 2004 Climate Action Plan, and the city...more

2/25/2014 - Carbon Emissions Climate Action Plan Climate Change Energy Policy Greenhouse Gas Emissions Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Update -- February 14, 2014

Renewable Energy Focus - Department of Energy announces $30 million for novel and hybrid solar technologies: Solar Server News - Feb 6 -- U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced $30 million in Advanced...more

2/19/2014 - Carbon Emissions DOE Drought Energy Energy Policy Renewable Energy Solar Energy

Renewable Energy Update -- February 7, 2014

Renewable Energy Focus: Judge rules that San Diego Gas & Electric can’t cancel Montana wind farm deal: Sacramento CBS Local - Jan 27: A California utility was barred Monday from canceling its power purchase contract...more

2/10/2014 - Energy Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Update -- January, 9, 2014

Renewable Energy Focus - Catching rays in California, and storing them - New York Times - Dec 23: Solar power is growing so fast in California — with installations by customers increasing tenfold since 2006 — that it is...more

1/9/2014 - Clean Energy Climate Change FERC Renewable Energy Solar Energy Solar Panels Wind Power

Renewable Energy Update -- December 3, 2013

Renewable Energy Focus - Renewable energy to the rescue for California's Salton Sea: SustainableBusiness.com - Nov 27 - Geothermal energy is coming to the rescue of California's Salton Sea while also giving a huge boost...more

12/3/2013 - Biofuel Geothermal Energy Renewable Energy Wind Power

Renewable Energy Update -- November 22, 2013

Renewable Energy Focus: $6 million for electric vehicle infrastructure in California -- Green Car Congress - Nov 13: The California Energy Commission has issued a $6 million competitive grant solicitation to fund the...more

11/22/2013 - Biofuel Electric Vehicles Geothermal Energy Renewable Energy Solar Energy

Renewable Energy Update -- November 8, 2013.

Renewable Energy Focus: Feds move to choose vendors based on environmental performance -- SustainableBusiness.com - Oct 29: The U.S. General Services Administration, the government's purchasing arm, is proposing a new...more

11/8/2013 - Carbon Emissions Clean Energy Climate Change DOE Energy Energy Efficiency Greenhouse Gas Emissions Renewable Energy Solar Energy

Renewable Energy Update -- October 28, 2013.

Renewable Energy Focus -- California must add 1.3 gigawatts of power storage by 2020 - Bloomberg Renewable Energy News - Oct 18: California regulators today voted unanimously to require the state’s utilities to...more

10/28/2013 - Carbon Emissions Energy Energy Efficiency Energy Policy EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Grid Energy Storage Renewable Energy SCOTUS Solar Energy

Renewable Energy Update -- October 18, 2013.

Renewable Energy Focus -- 3 models that could help utilities make money from solar power - Green Tech Solar News - Sep 30: Much like tech companies of the 1990s, utilities face an “unavoidable shift” and don’t have any...more

10/18/2013 - Air Pollution Battery Biofuel Electric Vehicles Ethanol Geothermal Energy Global Warming Offshore Wind Oil & Gas Power Plants Solar Energy Waste Water Wind Power

Renewable Energy Update -- October 14, 2013.

Renewable Energy Focus -- Movin' and shakin': geothermal projects face a rocky road: Renewable Energy World - Sep 30 - Geothermal energy, one of the "forgotten renewables," powers 4,419 megawatts, or just more than 1...more

10/17/2013 - Biomass Clean Energy Electricity Geothermal Energy Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Solar Energy Wind Power

Renewable Energy Update -- September 30, 2013.

Renewable Energy Focus - California renewables rise and the grid survives: Earth Techling - Sep 25 -- Forecasts of doom for the California power grid have been popping up since the state began its aggressive pursuit of...more

9/30/2013 - Biofuel DOE EPA Grid Energy Storage Landfills Power Plants Renewable Energy Solar Energy

Renewable Energy Update -- September 12, 2013.

Renewable Energy Focus -- DOE's Loan Programs Office has financed $16 billion in renewables, and more is coming: Renewable Energy World - Aug 24 - The Department of Energy's Loan Programs Office (LPO) has loaned $16...more

9/12/2013 - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Clean Energy DOE Energy Loans Renewable Energy Solar Energy Wind Power

Renewable Energy Update -- August 30, 2013

Renewable Energy Focus - FERC Chair Jon Wellinghoff: solar 'is going to overtake everything' -- Green Tech Solar News - Aug 22: If anybody doubts that federal energy regulators are aware of the rapidly changing...more

8/30/2013 - Clean Energy FERC Green Energy Natural Gas Renewable Energy Sequestration Solar Energy Solar Panels Tax Credits

Renewable Energy Update - August 22, 2013

Department of Energy commits to unleashing delayed efficiency standards GreenTech Efficiency News - Aug 12 A coalition of ten states and the City of New York just announced that the Department of Energy has...more

8/23/2013 - Carbon Emissions Climate Action Plan DOE Energy Efficiency Green Energy Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Update - August 14, 2013

The wind industry gets its groove back GreenTech Media Headlines - Aug 7 Money is flowing back into wind after a first quarter hiatus stemming from policy uncertainty. The $210 million in venture capital investments...more

8/14/2013 - Contaminated Properties EPA Geothermal Energy Google Renewable Energy Solar Energy Wind Power

Renewable Energy Update - August 8, 2013

Clean energy IPO boom as investors seek predictable dividends Sustainable Business - Aug 6 The pace of IPOs for wind and solar developers is accelerating at the fastest clip in two years, benefiting from investors'...more

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Renewable Energy Update -- August 1, 2013

Renewable Energy Focus - Renewables outpace coal, oil, and nuclear energy in U.S.: REVE Wind News - Jul 20 -- Renewable energy sources, including wind energy, solar power, biomass, hydro, and geothermal energy,...more

8/6/2013 - Biomass Clean Energy EPA Geothermal Energy Hydropower Oil & Gas Renewable Energy Solar Energy Wind Power

Renewable Energy Update -- July 24, 2013

Renewable Energy Focus - Finally there's evidence that we're embracing energy innovation -- Earth2Tech Blog - Jul 25: Two recent energy policy moves are evidence that policymakers are finally starting to figure out the...more

7/26/2013 - EPA Fracking Geothermal Energy Gina McCarthy Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Solar Energy Wind Power

Renewable Energy Update -- July 11, 2013

Renewable Energy Focus - Why aren't there more solar plants in the desert? -- The Huffington Post - Business - Jul 2: The vast and glittering Ivanpah solar facility in California will soon start sending electrons to...more

7/12/2013 - Clean Energy Energy Policy Geothermal Energy Hydropower Renewable Energy Solar Energy Solar Farm

US Supreme Court Limits Governmental Power to Impose Conditions on New Development

The extent to which governmental authorities may condition land use permits on exactions and concessions from land use permit applicants has received extraordinary attention from the United States Supreme Court in recent...more

6/27/2013 - Dolan v City of Tigard Fifth Amendment Koontz v St John's River Water Management Land Developers Nexus Nollan v California Coastal Commission Permits Rough Proportionality Test SCOTUS Takings Wetlands

Appellate Court Ruling Significantly Increases the Likelihood of New Affordable Housing Requirements in California

In California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose, 2013 Cal. App. LEXIS 447, 2013 WL 2449204 (Cal. App. 6th Dist. June 6, 2013), a California appellate court upheld an inclusionary housing ordinance ("IHO")...more

6/19/2013 - Affordable Housing Inclusionary Housing Ordinance Land Developers Local Ordinance

Renewable Energy Update -- June 13, 2013

Renewable Energy Focus - DOE issues geothermal project development roadmap: Electric Power and Light News - Jun 6 -- The U.S. Energy Department (DOE) issued a geothermal energy regulatory roadmap to help developers...more

6/17/2013 - DOE General Electric Geothermal Energy Renewable Energy Solar Energy Tidal Energy Wind Power

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