Renewable Energy Update - July 26, 2011


In This Issue:

EPA finalizes three-year deferral of GHG regs for biomass; RENEWABLE ENERGY FOCUS The pressure to add clean power in California; How California ISO uses Google Maps, big data to manage power; Four major U.S. projects get federal approval, including two utility-scale solar developments in California; Wind power wants U.S. oil tax break; California governor to name official to lead clean energy jobs portfolio; National geothermal summit set for mid-August in Reno; California overwhelmed by 71GW of renewable project applications; Musco Family Olive Co. awarded Game Changer of the Year for converting olive pits into energy; California's West Chocolate Mountains eyed for large-scale solar, geothermal expansions; CEOs say California worst state in which to do business, cite renewable energy targets as one reason why; San Francisco launches group solar purchase program for businesses; NOTABLE RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS AND DEALS LS9, HCL CleanTech sign $9M grant from DOE to convert biomass feedstock; North American Development Bank lends $77.4M to California solar farm; China's Clenergy establishes American branch office in California; and Pittsburg Power Co. launches SoCal initiative.

EPA finalizes three-year deferral of GHG regs for biomass

Platts - Jul 21

The EPA will officially defer for three years regulations to limit carbon dioxide from the use of biomass as a fuel for electric utilities. The agency's action grants a three-year reprieve to electric utilities and other stationary sources that emit biogenic carbon dioxide from greenhouse gas permitting requirements under the Clean Air Act's Title V and its "prevention of significant deterioration" provisions.

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