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100MW Concentrating Solar Power Plant Commissioned In Spain

December 18th, 2012 | by Andrew

Local and state government leaders joined Abengoa executives in commissioning the Castilla-La Mancha Solar Complex, which created more than 1,700 local jobs and sets the stage for clean energy output that will prevent more than 60,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year


Campaign Launched to Counter Utilities’ Efforts to Derail California’s Net Metering Program

August 4th, 2012 | by Andrew

With much of the US continuing to experience high heat and drought, distributed solar, and renewable power sources are helping alleviate the strains on electricity grids. Ongoing progress to integrate more clean, renewable energy into US power grids is threatened by utilities' efforts to derail efforts such as California's Net Metering program, however, according to Protect Net Metering.


Green Light for California High-Speed Rail Network

July 7th, 2012 | by Andrew

In a last-minute save, California legislators approved funding for a high-speed rail network that is to link Los Angeles to San Francisco. Supporters assert that the infrastructure project is much needed and will yield numerous benefits, creating much-needed jobs while alleviating crowded roads and air space and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


Fuel Cells to Power CBS Studios in California

July 2nd, 2012 | by Andrew

CBS Studios is the latest high-profile corporation to turn to fuel cells in an effort to "green" its energy use. Six 90%-efficient UTC Power PureCell systems are to be installed at production and office facilities, resulting in significant reductions in CO2 and NOx emissions, as well as water consumption.


Pacific Northwest Grid Operators Ready US’ Largest Smart Grid Trial

June 19th, 2012 | by Andrew

In what's sure to be a closely watched smart grid event, project partners have installed the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project's transaction control system, which, if all goes well, will dynamically manage electricity demand, supply and grid conditions across interconnected assets of 11 utilities.


Abengoa to Build 200-MW Imperial Valley Solar PV Farm

June 13th, 2012 | by Andrew

With Spain and the EU in the midst of an economic and financial crisis, geographic diversification has been a key to Abengoa's continued success. To be one of the largest solar PV projects in the US, the 200-MW Imperial Valley solar PV facility will generate hundreds of local jobs and avoid 63,000 tons of CO2 emissions, as well as clean, renewable electricity.


Leveling the Energy Playing Field: Senate Bill to Allow Renewable Energy MLPs

June 8th, 2012 | by Andrew

One of the ways the US federal government subsidizes the fossil fuel industry is by allowing natural gas, oil and coal investors to form Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs). These special purpose investment vehicles exempt companies forming them from corporate income taxes. Legislation from Delaware Sen. Christopher Coons seeks to level the playing field by opening MLPs up to renewable energy investors.



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