Renewable Energy Update - August 24, 2011

In This Issue:

Public weighs in on guidelines for green energy; RENEWABLE ENERGY FOCUS - U.S. Army to invest $7.1B into renewable energy; U.S. Navy, Energy and Agriculture departments investing up to $510M in biofuel research; RETECH 2011; Analysis: California smart grid plans expect significant benefits; Why smart-grid analytics are a big deal; Green groups challenge EPA's air pollution exemption for biomass power plants; Ocean wave power projects seek solid footing on West Coast; BPA done with transmission upgrade, improving flows to California; Budget uncertainty hits U.S. geothermal sector; Fuel cells, hydrogen storage get DOE bump; DoE gives seal of approval to world's first fuel cell and hydrogen energy station in California; Oman to test solar power in oilfield production with help of California company; California wind developers concerned about increased vandalism; NOTABLE RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS AND DEALS enXco signs power purchase agreement for 100MW Shiloh IV wind project; and Citigroup creates $50M fund for home solar installations by Sungevity.

Public weighs in on guidelines for green energy - Aug 18

For California to produce 33% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, it must rethink its current focus on putting large-scale solar projects on public lands in the desert and work toward a better mix of smaller and medium-sized projects. That was one of the main messages emerging from a public meeting in Ontario aimed at gathering input on the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. The plan is a joint federal and state initiative to establish guidelines for solar, wind and geothermal projects in the Southern California deserts.

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