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Exclusive: California Utility-Scale Developer Eyes Project Sale

A Southern California developer of utility-scale solar power plants has begun preliminary discussions with potential investors about acquiring stakes in two solar projects which are expected to cost a combined $1 billion to develop.

California Regulators Approve NextEra and Tessera Solar Projects

Parabolic through solar thermal technology The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved two major, utility-scale solar power projects: Tessera Solar’s 709 megawatts Imperial Valley solar facility, in Imperial County and NextEra Energy’s 250 megawatts Genesis project in Riverside County.

BP to Chamber: Were Staying

In a speech at the Oil & Money Conference in London, BP CEO Tony Hayward urged for a strong private/government partnership to implement a comprehensive cap-and-trade system.  That’s a polar opposite stance to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s own anti cap-and-trade position. On […]

PGE Agrees to Buy Oregon Wind Project

Portland General Electric Company (PGE) has entered an agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Americas (RES Americas) to buy? the development rights of the 550 megawatts Rock Creek wind farm in Gilliam County, Ore. Under the terms of the agreement PGE holds exclusive rights […]

Business Leaders Come to D.C. to Lobby for the Earth and Themselves

Are we seeing a new era of corporate activism on climate change or is this just a fleeting moment? Today, following on the heels of the latest defection from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over its opposition to cap-and-trade, business executives from 150 […]

BrightSource CEO John Woolard: We understand what it takes to build major projects like Ivanpah

BrightSource CEO John Woolard: "I can't say we were never frustrated" about regulatory hurdles. Green energy superstar BrightSource Energy notched a big win this week when a California state regulator recommended approval of its 392-megawatt Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave […]

SunRun Raises $55M in Series C Financing

SunRun, a  San Francisco-based leaser of solar PV panels for residential customers, has secured $55 million as part of a Series C funding led by Sequoia Capital.

An Election Win for Green Energy?

With the dust still settling from last week’s elections, political pundits remain in full post-mortem mode. In California, where the state’s ballot initiative process allows the electorate a direct vote on new state laws, one of the most discussed election results may be […]

PG&E?s Green Clout On California?s Prop. 16

When Californians go to the polls on June 8th, they have a chance to vote on a ballot amendment that could result in a massive change to the green energy landscape in the country?s most populous state. Proposition 16 is an initiative that, […]

First Solar Sells 550 MW To PG&E, Southern California Edison

Thin-film photovoltaic maker and plant developer First Solar  has sold the 550-megawatt output of its Desert Sunlight photovoltaic solar project to Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE) — See here for the full release.