Renewable Energy Update - August 11, 2009


*Wind fluctuations complicate energy distribution through grids

*Renewable Energy Focus

..Offshore windmills hold clean-energy promise

*Incremental advances in solar make transformational technologies unnecessary

*U.S. used less energy in 2008 but more renewable energy

*Money standing in the way of renewable energy’s potential

*Technology 'smorgasbord' needed to meet climate goals: EPRI

*Climate bill yields short-term pain, long-term gain

*DOE, Treasury Take Applications for Payments to Renewable Energy Projects

*Borrego Solar Systems launches power purchase agreement program

*Notable Renewable Energy Projects and Deals

..Battle brewing over giant California desert solar farm

..Two major California utilities sign on for eSolar projects

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