Renewable Energy Update - October 4, 2011

In This Issue:

Report: Wyoming wind would save California money; RENEWABLE ENERGY FOCUS - U.S. government's $1.6B loan to Oakland-based Brightsource scrutinized after Solyndra collapse; Solar Power International 2011; U.S. latest federal guidelines fail to make wind power birdsmart; Amyris chief sees Renmatix as path to cheaper sugars, biofuels; SolarCity: DOE loan in jeopardy due to Solyndra investigation; Oltmans Solar completes construction of largest rooftop solar installation in North America; Geothermal power plants could help produce lithium for electric cars; Arizona power lines could be cut off from $3.25B; Gov. Jerry Brown urges PUC to replace public goods fee for energy; NOTABLE RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS AND DEALS - Citi Aims to close $1.8B loan guarantee for solar farm; and Google invests $75M into Clean Power Finance solar fund.

Report: Wyoming wind would save California money

Star Tribune - Sep 27

California could save about $600 million a year if it purchases a fifth of its renewable energy from Wyoming, according to analysis contained in a Western Electricity Coordinating Council report. Wyoming’s projects are destined to compete with projects in California, which is hoping to provide its own renewable energy, and other states that are also eying California as a buyer for their wind, hydropower and solar electricity.

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