Renewable Energy Update - August 2, 2011

In This Issue:

Wind farms multiply, fueling clashes with nearby residents; RENEWABLE ENERGY FOCUS - Opening Doors for Energy Projects on Protected Agricultural Lands; FERC decision on transmission could streamline utility scale solar power development; FERC decision on transmission could streamline utility-scale solar power development; SunRun says California can save big on solar with less permitting costs; Home solar installer SolarCity to sell electric car charging stations in California; Wind turbines growing taller and more powerful; Governor Jerry Brown favors renewable energy project over conservation in Mojave Desert; Governor Jerry Brown promises to 'crush' renewable energy opponents; New tool available to assess impact of dams; and NOTABLE RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS AND DEALS $300M Imperial Valley renewable energy transmission project moves forward.

Wind farms multiply, fueling clashes with nearby residents

Los Angeles Times - Jul 28

With thousands of wind projects on the drawing board, they're increasingly generating opposition among local residents. And the issue isn't just with wind turbines, said Tom Soto, an environmental activist and managing partner of Craton Equity Partners. "These large projects enter at their own peril without involving the community," Soto said. "Just because they're renewables instead of landfills doesn't mean they're off the hook."

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