Renewable Energy Update - December 21, 2010

In This Issue:

EPA greenhouse gas rules due to start in early 2011 as appeals court rejects challenge; RENEWABLE ENERGY FOCUS: California Air Resources Board greenlights cap-and-trade plan; California feed-in tariffs on solar power attract praise, criticism; DOE rolls out solar power analysis on western states; Biomass leaders say upcoming spending bill would kill federal subsidy program; Eagle conservation efforts stall California wind farm projects; DOE announces launch of $50M demo program for renewable energy technology; Lake, Sonoma counties to continue receiving geothermal royalties as House overturns legislation; Schwarzenegger critical of permit delays for clean energy projects; NOTABLE RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS AND DEALS: United Technologies acquires California-based wind turbine manufacturer, Greenleaf Power purchases California biomass plant, California Energy Commission greenlights two Riverside County solar plants, California-based Sustainable Energy Capital Partners teams with POSCO in plans to build 300MW Nevada solar plant, California solar company gets $15M boost for expansion, Solar power deals in progress in Coachella Valley, and San Diego utility to open green energy themed facility in spring 2011.

EPA greenhouse gas rules due to start in early 2011 as appeals

court rejects challenge

Nationwide greenhouse gas regulations will come into effect in January 2011 as planned, following a U.S. federal appeals court's decision to reject an industry motion to halt the EPA rules. The rules, the first ever nationwide laws regulating greenhouse gas emissions.

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