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January 18, 2013

Calif. reaches out to neighbors in push for green power

Anne C. Mulkern, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-01-18 13:08:49

California is looking beyond its borders for green power as it reaches to meet the country’s highest renewable energy mandate. The Golden State’s grid manager has just linked with a Nevada power group and is studying whether to team up with a second electricity authority in the adjoining state. [ read more … ]

Iowa Wind entrepreneur to have featured role in Monday’s ceremonies

Jennifer Yachnin, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-01-18 13:09:11

The Presidential Inaugural Committee today announced eight “citizen co-chairs” of next week’s 57th inaugural ceremonies — including the owner of an Iowa wind energy company. The eight will attend the main inaugural ball and ride the “Our People, Our Future” float in the inaugural parade. [ read more … ]

Policy uncertainty hamstrings U.S. clean power development — report

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-01-18 13:09:29

Wind, solar and other renewable sources are expected to account for about half the new electricity capacity installed worldwide over the next several years, but lingering uncertainty around U.S. energy policy is making the situation more difficult for domestic companies operating in those sectors, according to a report released today. The Pew Charitable Trusts’ report estimates that clean energy development will generate $1.9 trillion in revenue worldwide through 2018, with about $269 billion of that coming in the United States, said Dexter Gauntlett, an energy research analyst with Pike Research, which helped compile the report. [ read more … ]

Bechtel tapped to build N.J. offshore transmission line

  •  E&E  •  Posted 2013-01-18 13:09:49

A Google Inc.-backed project has hired the contracting firm that constructed the Hoover Dam to build the first part of an offshore transmission system off the coast of New Jersey. Bechtel Corp. is slated to start building the project in 2016. Project developer Atlantic Grid Development LLC’s entire plan would link 7,000 megawatts of offshore wind turbine capacity to shore. It would carry as much as 3,000 MW of power to 1 million households by 2019 (Greenwire, Jan. 15). Called the New Jersey Energy Link the system is slated to cost $1.8 billion, the developer said in a statement. [ read more … ]

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