Renewable Energy Update - January 10, 2012


In This Issue:

Renewable Energy Focus EPA cross-state emissions rule delayed by appeals court; BLM seeks input on bidding process for renewable energy development on public lands; Wind manufacturers join trade war against China; DSIRE names California RPS, RAM among top renewable energy policies in 2011; Renewables providing 12% of domestic energy; Feds propose allowing California wind-farm developer to kill golden eagles in Oregon; Solar Millennium sale process starts as company seeks investors; HyperSolar abandons photovoltaics with hope of surviving the solar slump; Notable Renewable Energy Project and Deals Sunvalley Solar awarded 176kW contract in California; SunPower completes installation of four solar power systems at water facilities in California; Centinela solar project receives approval in California; Sempra Mesquite Solar 1 project begins power delivery to PG&E; LDK Solar gets $64M in China funding for projects in California, N.J.; California's GlobalWatt cancels $177M Saginaw solar plant; Stellar Solar installs over 4MW of solar power in California in 2011; and SunWater Solar installs two solar thermal systems on lowincome housing in San Francisco.

Excerpt from Renewable Energy Focus

EPA cross-state emissions rule delayed by appeals court

Bloomberg - Dec 30

The EPA must delay implementing rules on interstate air pollution, a federal court ruled. A three-judge panel granted a request by electric power producers and other challengers to delay the deadline for plants in 27 states to begin reducing emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide while the court considers the rule's legality. More than three dozen lawsuits in the Washington court seek to derail the EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, which was issued in July and revised in October. The lawsuits claim the rule puts an undue financial burden on power producers and threatens electricity reliability by forcing companies to shut some older plants.

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