Renewable Energy Update - October 27, 2009


*U.S. wind industry installs more than 1,600 MW of new power generating capacity in Q3

*Renewable Energy Focus

..Berkeley solar project serves as model for new federal program

*Cost of solar panels drops -- but tax breaks dip too

*States can generate their own renewable energy to meet their RPS: report

*Bakersfield customers say new PG&E meters not always smart

*Report ranks states' progress towards becoming more energy efficient

*Energy firms find no unity on climate bill

*Obama calls for passage of climate bill, touts energy initiatives

*Rep. Matsui Announces Nearly $8 Million for California Solar Initiatives

*Notable Renewable Energy Projects and Deals

..BioPower Systems collaborates with City of San Francisco on wave energy project

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