Renewable Energy Update - May 25, 2011

In This Issue:

California tops state ranking of clean energy leaders; RENEWABLE ENERGY FOCUS Report: Transmission for renewable energy could generate $40B in annual economic activity; CEC awards UC San Diego $1.4M for renewable energy projects; Oregon energy authority draws fire for curtailing windpower; BLM releases final environmental report on Riverside County solar plant; NREL releases guidebook on geothermal financing; Chinese company begins construction of 5MW San Diego solar project; NOTABLE RENEWABLE ENErGY PROJECTS AND DEALS SDG&E signs contracts with Soitec for 125MW of solar power in San Diego; and California solar company opens Las Vegas facility.

California tops state ranking of clean energy leaders

Clean Edge - May 18

California has claimed top position on a state ranking of the nation's clean energy leaders released by market research firm Clean Edge as part of its second annual U.S. Clean Energy Leadership Index. In a company release, Clean Edge claims to have used more than 70 indicators in technology, policy, and capital related to sustainable energy to compile the index. The index indicates that California's renewable energy industry attracts more venture capital than every other state combined, and derives more than 10% of its energy from sustainable sources. California, Oregon, Massachusetts, New York, and Colorado claimed the top five positions on the list, while Nebraska, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, and West Virginia comprised the bottom five.

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