Renewable Energy Update - February 16, 2010



*U.S. clean-tech investment falls 45% in fourth quarter

*Renewable Energy Focus

..Cleantech to benefit from jobs bill, not climate bill

*Renewable energy trade associations call for federal action on RE

*Renewables industry promotes its potential

*Foreign energy firms getting windfall of U.S. stimulus funds: investigation

*NREL releases report on feed-in tariffs

*EPA creates office of sustainable communities

*California setting pace for federal climate goals

*Effort underway to suspend California's global-warming law

*UCSD testing wind turbines' ability to handle earthquakes

*California turbines frozen in Minnesota wind

*Los Angeles eyes Owens Lake for huge solar project

*Okaland's Renewable Funding eases solar financing problem

*Notable Renewable Energy Projects and Deals

..BrightSource alters solar plant plan to address concerns over desert tortoise

..Startup 1BOG gets funding for a new way to sell solar

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