Renewable Energy Update - January 11, 2011

In This Issue:

Governor Brown promises renewable energy growth in California; RENEWABLE ENERGY FOCUS - Upton named House energy chief, targets administration energy policy; PV demand to slow dramatically in 2011: study; Sierra Club sues CEC over Calico Solar Project; Siemens emerging as key player in North American wind energy; Native advocacy group lawsuit bogs down California solar projects; Conservation group says wind turbines threaten bird species; California thin-film solar module firms move eastward; Idaho wind farms try to sell renewable energy credits to California; Burbank's high rebates spur region's solar panel boom; Imperial Valley geothermal site discovered; NOTABLE RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS AND DEALS - Del Sur Solar project breaks ground in Antelope Valley; Edison shuts down Eastwood hydro plant; Riverside utility first in California to update grid with ACCC conductor; and Solar developer ditches stake in California natural gas plant.

Governor Brown promises renewable energy growth in California Solar Home and Business Journal - Jan 3

In a recent speech, California governor Jerry Brown reiterated his campaign promise to push the state towards its goal of boosting its renewable energy generation capacity to 200GW by 2020. Brown's goals are on track with the renewable energy initiatives begun by the outgoing Schwarzenegger administration, which approved over 4,000MW worth of solar projects in 2010 alone.

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