Renewable Energy Update - May 4, 2010

In this Issue:

*U.S. lawmakers propose boost to clean energy exports

*Renewable Energy Focus

..Regulators approve first offshore wind farm in U.S

*Grid firm offers hour-by-hour view of California's clean energy

*Record rate of solar adoption trims rebates for California solar consumers

*U.S. wind energy industry installs 530 MW in 1Q

*Oil spill may shift climate bill strategy

*FERC inquiry weighs whether grid rules discriminate against wind power

*Global renewable energy up 250% in Q1

*Mayor's green-energy goals could be in jeopardy after electric rate battle

*Notable Renewable Energy Projects and Deals

..SunPower adds 40 MW capacity to California Valley Solar Ranch for PG&E

*First Solar to acquire NextLight for $245 million

*Recovery Act funding announced for 37 ARPA-E energy research projects

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