Renewable Energy Update - October 19, 2010

In this issue: California launching green jobs website; RENEWABLE ENERGY FOCUS - Solar energy proponents push California to adopt 'feed-in tariff' for individual power producers; Solar industry will approach 1 GW for the first time; La Nina to Hike US Wind Production; Poll: More than 9 in 10 Americans want solar now; California rules in U.S. cleantech jobs race; PG&E solar rebate on the decline; 'Smart' solar panels wring more juice to lower cost; NOTABLE RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS AND DEALS - CPUC awards $1.5M to Cogenra; Agency seeks public comment on 550 MW desert solar PV project; Solargen achieves milestone in developing 399 MW photovoltaic solar facility; and MID rejects biomass burner.

California launching green jobs website - Oct 13

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced California is launching a new jobs website to help unemployed workers find opportunities in green industries. The Clean Energy Jobs website contains information on job openings in the recycling, clean transportation, renewable energy and other green industries. Among the site's features are 48 programs, which offer training through community colleges, local workforce investment boards and private industry groups.

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