Renewable Energy Update - December 23, 2009



*Geothermal project in California is shut down

*Renewable Energy Focus

..New online "tool kit" will help California cities go solar

*PG&E aims to harness wave energy

*Wave and tidal power growing slowly, steadily

*First Solar produces 1 Gigawatts of power in 2009

*U.S. smart grid market poised to double by 2014

*Schwarzenegger urges leaders to embrace subnational leadership in climate change fight

*Cost concerns derail solar energy project in southeastern California

*'Smart' Electric Utility Meters, Intended to Create Savings, Instead Prompt Revolt

*Notable Renewable Energy Projects and Deals

..Kern County ind farm gets supervisors' OK

..Regulators approve key contract for new 48MW Sempra solar plant

..eSolar's Sierra SunTower named renewable project of the year:editors

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