Renewable Energy Update - April 26, 2011


In This Issue:

California agency releases free online tool for calculation of GHG emissions; RENEWABLE ENERGY FOCUS - Renewable energy law will result in price hikes, say critics; FERC overstepped its authority with demand response rule, trade groups say; Study: Solar installations increase value of California homes by $17,000; Imperial Valley energy stakeholders form task force to improve generator competitveness; Study: Smart grid will stimulate job creation; Report: CSU achieves solar goal 2 years earlier than planned; Recurrent CEO: Solar module price could plunge 20% in 2011; Official: BLM solar project zones will create jobs in Imperial Valley; Bureaucratic processes start for proposed Kern County wind farm; San Luis Obispo officials reject appeals to solar project approval; Edison ups output of California hydro plant; NOTABLE RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS AND DEALS - SDG&E, Sempra sign deal on Baja wind farm; DOE issues $2.1B loan guarantee for Riverside County solar plant; and DOE announces $130M in funding for renewable energy projects.

California agency releases free online tool for calculation of

GHG emissions

California SEEC - Apr 19

California clean-energy group the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) has partnered with the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) to release a free, web-based tool that allows municipalities to measure their greenhouse gas emissions. According to a release from the SEEC, the tool allows municipal employees to conduct a thorough inventory of their area's greenhouse gas emissions without needing any special technical training.

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