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Five Holiday Season Tips for Retail Landlords

The holiday season brings many desirable things to a retail center: a fresh holiday look, a sense of excitement and anticipation, and most importantly — more traffic and customers. Along with these benefits, the holidays also...more

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Renewable Energy Update -- November 2014

Renewable Energy Focus - U.S. solar consolidation seen before tax credit expires: Bloomberg - Oct 20: Acquisitions in the solar industry will accelerate as manufacturers and developers prepare for the expiration of a...more

11/11/2014 - Energy Energy Policy Energy Tax Incentives Production Tax Credit Renewable Energy Solar Energy Tax Credits

Renewable Energy Update -- October 2014 #3

Renewable Energy Focus - Geothermal power industry lost steam but may be poised for comeback: Los Angeles Times - Oct 19: Geothermal power was once king of California's renewable energy. So many companies were...more

10/28/2014 - DOE Electricity Energy Projects Geothermal Energy Offshore Wind Plastic Solar Cells Renewable Energy Solar Energy Solar Farm Solar Panels

Renewable Energy Update -- October 2014 #2

Renewable Energy Focus - Feds plan bidding for solar, wind farm leases: Courthouse News Service - Oct 4: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning more incentives for developing solar and wind energy on federal...more

10/14/2014 - Bureau of Land Management Energy Incentives Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Update -- October 2014

Renewable Energy Focus - DOE study finds U.S. wind power industry competitive on a global scale: REVE - Sep 20: The Global Wind Network recently completed an Energy Department (DOE) funded study that took a critical...more

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Renewable Energy Update -- September 2014 #3

Renewable Energy Focus - New solar plant nears approval in California desert: SFGate.com - Sep 15: Despite serious environmental concerns, the California Energy Commission has given a preliminary green light to a...more

9/22/2014 - Energy Geothermal Energy Renewable Energy Solar Energy

Renewable Energy Update -- September 2014 #2

Renewable Energy Focus - Blue and red states going green on energy policy: USA Today - Sep 11: Politically "red" and "blue" states are increasingly turning green as they push energy efficiency and renewable power to...more

9/15/2014 - Carbon Emissions Chevron Climate Change Electricity Energy Policy Energy Projects Financing Legislative Agendas Renewable Energy Solar Energy University of California Utilities Sector

Renewable Energy Update -- September 2014

Renewable Energy Focus - Communities going into power business to cut cost, carbon footprint: Los Angeles Times - Aug 1: Sonoma County is at the forefront among eco-minded communities plunging into the power business...more

9/11/2014 - Automotive Industry California Energy Commission Electric Vehicles Electricity Energy Projects Energy Sector Geothermal Energy Hydrogen Power Legislative Agendas Renewable Energy Solar Energy Tesla

Renewable Energy Update -- August 2014 #6

Renewable Energy Focus - Underground energy debate powering up - San Diego Union-Tribune - Aug 26: California lawmakers may decide this week whether San Diego County utility customers must underwrite a new fleet of...more

9/3/2014 - Energy Geothermal Energy Renewable Energy Utilities Sector

Renewable Energy Update -- August 2014 #4

Renewable Energy Focus - Solar plant's downside? Birds igniting in midair: CBS News - Aug 19: Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's...more

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Renewable Energy Update -- August 2014 #5

Renewable Energy Focus - Los Angeles' city-owned electric utility raises its energy efficiency ambitions: Energy Collective - Aug 13: The five-member Board of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has...more

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Renewable Energy Update -- August 2014 #4

Renewable Energy Focus - U.S. government has big bucks to help jumpstart renewable energy innovation: Renewable Energy World - Jul 7: In an effort to seek out and give financial help to innovative technologies that...more

8/12/2014 - Energy Energy Efficiency Energy Tax Incentives Grants Renewable Energy Tax Credits

Renewable Energy Update -- August 2014 #3

Renewable Energy Focus - New California tax credit would benefit Tesla gigafactory: San Jose Mercury News - Jul 11: Governor Jerry Brown announced last week that he signed legislation creating a $420 million tax credit...more

8/12/2014 - Energy Energy Policy Energy Tax Incentives Renewable Energy Tax Credits

Renewable Energy Update -- August 2014 #2

Renewable Energy Focus - Renewables provide 56 percent of new U.S. generating capacity in first half of 2014: Electric Light & Power - Jul 21: Solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, and hydropower provided 55.7 percent of...more

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Renewable Energy Update -- August 2014

Renewable Energy Focus - Renewables now ‘mainstream’ business for U.S. utilities, says report: PV-Tech - Aug 1: NV Energy, Xcel, PG&E, Sempra, and Edison International have topped a new index ranking investor-owned...more

8/5/2014 - Clean Energy Energy Energy Policy Renewable Energy Solar Energy Utilities Sector Wind Power

Renewable Energy Update -- July 2014

Renewable Energy Focus - Supreme Court upholds EPA's power to regulate greenhouse gas: Allen Matkins - Jun 24: On Monday, June 23, in a long-awaited decision, the U.S. Supreme Court in Utility Air Regulatory Group v....more

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Renewable Energy Update -- June 2014 #2

Renewable Energy Focus - Warren Buffett plans to double Berkshire Hathaway’s investment in renewable energy: PV Tech - Jun 24: Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. CEO Warren Buffett certainly made his presence felt at the Edison...more

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Renewable Energy Update -- June 2014

Renewable Energy Focus: The EPA’s new carbon rules could be a major boost to renewable energy - Greentech Media - Jun 2: The EPA’s new carbon rule could grow renewable capacity by an additional 70 percent in the next...more

6/10/2014 - Carbon Emissions Electricity Energy Policy Energy Projects Environmental Policies EPA Geothermal Energy Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hydropower Power Plants Proposed Regulation Renewable Energy Solar Energy Wind Power

Renewable Energy Update -- May 2014

Renewable Energy Focus - Another solar record set, renewables power nearly quarter of California: KCET - May 20 -- Yet another milestone in California's quest to go solar: the state's industrial-sized solar power...more

5/28/2014 - Capacity Market Coal Coal-Fired Generation Electricity Energy Greenhouse Gas Emissions Obama Administration Power Grid Renewable Energy Solar Energy Solar Farm Solar Panels Stanford University SunPower TIAA CREF Utilities Sector

Renewable Energy Update -- May 2014 #3

Renewable Energy Focus - California regulators side with solar - Green Building Advisor - Apr 23: Hundreds of battery-backed PV installations that have been delayed by red tape and extra fees should be connected to the...more

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Renewable Energy Update -- May 2014 #2

Renewable Energy Focus - White House announces new action on solar energy: TIME - May 9 - The White House is announcing executive actions to advance clean energy on Friday, including $2 billion worth of upgrades to...more

5/27/2014 - California Energy Commission Electricity Energy Energy Policy Energy Projects Energy Tax Incentives France ISOs ITC Obama Administration Oil & Gas Production Tax Credit Renewable Energy Solar Energy Solar Farm Tax Incentives Wind Power

Renewable Energy Update -- May 2014

Renewable Energy Focus: California’s net zero energy building to reshape U.S. construction industry - Alternative Energy News - Apr 15: California’s recent revisions to Title 24 put in place ambitious performance...more

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Renewable Energy Update

Renewable Energy Focus - U.S. Senate Committee votes to extend tax breaks for wind farms: Renewable Energy World News - Apr 4 -- U.S. wind farms would keep their treasured tax breaks as part of an $85 billion package...more

4/23/2014 - Energy Tax Incentives Renewable Energy Solar Energy Tax Credits Wind Power

Renewable Energy Update

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

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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

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