Renewable Energy Update - December 15, 2009



*Report: Wind power potential higher than current estimates

*Renewable Energy Focus

..Company aims to connect green power to coasts

*Utilities to drive solar PV in U.S.

*U.S. remains most attractive country for renewable energy

*U.S. hydropower consumption increases 4%

*California green jobs: small but growing

*California cap on carbon has a negligible impact on small business

*U.S. Geothermal gets 26% PPA price boost

*DOE launches website to bring energy technology information to public

*Bipartisan senators release framework for climate change legislation

*Senior U.S. official maps vision for new energy future at UN climate change summit

*Notable Renewable Energy Projects and Deals

..South San Francisco biofuel firm awarded $22 million federal grant

..GE nets $1.4B wind turbine contract for Oregon wind farm to power California

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