Renewable Energy Update - August 10, 2010


In This Update:

*Industry sees new chance for RES in Reid bill


..U.S. solar power investments to reach $61.1B by 2015

*Reid says renewable-energy funds will be restored

*DOE releases annual wind market report

*NREL seeks proposals for PV technology incubator program

*California Energy Commission cancels PACE solicitation

*California regulatory agency lifts hold on solar incentives

*California utilities face RPS deadline

*Committee endorses giant Ivanpah solar plant in Mojave Desert

*Solar thermal power plants in California, Nevada moving forward

*Algae fuel generated from bioreactors produces over 3 times the emissions of gasoline


..Southern California Edison launches request for offers for renewables standard contracts program

..Marin County, California getting 75% of its power from renewables

..Brea to cut city's energy use 40% with energy efficiency and solar project

..Butte College plans solar project expansion to meet 100% of electrical needs

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