Renewable Energy Update -- October 4, 2012

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Imperial County Transmission Project OK'd for 'Area of Critical Environmental Concern'

KCET - Sep 26

The Interior Department approved two possible routes Wednesday across protected public lands for a 230-kilovolt radial generation tie line that would connect the 139-megawatt Campo Verde Solar Project to San Diego Gas & Electric's Imperial Valley Substation.

Jerry Brown OKs bills to expand renewable energy in California

LA Times - Sep 27

Gov. Jerry Brown signed 19 bills Thursday aimed at making it easier to provide renewable energy and conserve power in California. The bills include a measure by Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) that directs the state to coordinate implementation of policies advancing energy security with the Department of Defense.

The Strongest Argument For Renewable Energy Comes From The US Military

The Business Insider - Military & Defense - Sep 25

It started with a simple directive: bring down the casualty numbers. At the time, Former Lt. Gen. Richard C. Zilmer was the commanding general of the most restive province of Iraq in 2006—al Anbar. And at the time, there was primarily one reason for the dramatic spike in American casualties: Fuel. So Zilmer issued what was called at the time a "Priority 1" rapid resource response :“(The Marine Corps must) augment our use of fossil fuels with renewable energy, such as photovoltaic solar panels and wind turbines,at our outlying bases."

Nevada Geothermal May Transfer Declining Power Plant to Lender

Bloomberg News - Sep 25

Nevada Geothermal Power Inc., the renewable-energy developer that received a U.S. loan guarantee, may transfer ownership of a Nevada power plant to a lender after projecting the facility will produce less power than expected. Output at the company’s Blue Mountain geothermal field is projected to fall below 34 megawatts this year and will decline to about 15 megawatts by 2020, Vancouver-based Nevada Geothermal said in a statement.

New Jersey Proposes Offshore Wind Sales-Tax Exemption Bill

Offshore Wind - Sep 24

A new bill that goes in favor of offshore wind development in the U.S. was put before the Senate Environment and Energy Committee on Thursday and received bipartisan support.

Verengo Solar Opens Bay Area Headquarters in Concord

Marketwire.com Energy & Utility News - Sep 24

Verengo Solar, the leading residential solar installation company in California and one of the fastest growing in the nation, today announced the opening of its Northern California regional headquarters located at 1920 Mark Ct. in Concord, California.

Easier Distributed Interconnect Emerges in California

Renewable Energy World - Sep 21

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) last week handed developers of mid-sized, wholesale renewable energy systems, primarily solar, an important revision to its interconnection procedures, known as Rule 21.

San Luis solar project comes before county

The Yuma Sun News - Sep 23

A proposal for a solar power plant on the east side of San Luis comes before the Yuma County Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday after the city council recently reaffirmed its support for the project.

Notable Renewable Energy Projects and Deals

Sharp to Sell Off Solar Developer Recurrent Energy for $321M

Green Tech Solar News - Sep 25

Sharp Corporation is looking to sell solar project developer Recurrent Energy for approximately $321 million as part of a reorganization. Recurrent has a solar project portfolio of 500 megawatts and a pipeline of 2.5 gigawatts, according to the firm.

Solar farms planned for Alamance

Biz Journal - Sep 21

Sunlight Partners, an Arizona-based solar energy provider, is planning to build two solar farms in Alamance County. The solar farms would be located in Burlington and in Graham, and each would generate enough power for 625 houses at peak output.

Big wind farm planned for California's Yolo County

Sustainable Business Oregon - Sep 24

Austin-based Pioneer Green Energy LLC, which has raised $20 million to develop wind and solar development projects across the country, is quietly planning to build as many as 400 wind turbines in Yolo County that would generate up to 600 megawatts.

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