California’s Geothermal Market In Flux, Part 2

California’s Geothermal Market In Flux, Part 2
by Leslie Blodgett, Geothermal Energy Association and Elise Brown, California Geothermal Energy Collaborative at UC Davis | August 15, 2012 | Post Your Comment

California is a geothermal industry leader in both capacity and innovation, but its resources are still largely untapped. What needs to be done to ensure long-term, sustainable growth? Key policy decisions are in the industry’s fu… Full Article

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Vestas To Lay Off 20 Percent of Pueblo Workforce
by Renewable Energy World Editors | August 15, 2012 | Post Your Comment

Wind manufacturer Vestas said on Aug. 13 that it plans to lay off 20 percent of the 450 workers at a tower factory in Pueblo, Colo. The company blames a weak market caused by the looming expiration of the production tax credit (PT… Full Article

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Obama Spars With Romney on Energy in Swing State Pitches
by Margaret Talev and Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Bloomberg | August 15, 2012 | 28 Comments

President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney put their differences on energy in stark relief with competing speeches from a center of wind power development and from coal country. At a rally today in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Obama c… Full Article

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NYPA Awards Contract for Work at 240-MW Lewiston Pumped-Storage Plant
by Michael Harris, Online Editor, HydroWorld.com | August 14, 2012 | Post Your Comment

The New York Power Authority has approved a two-year, US$5.6 million contract to Ferguson Electric to assist with its Life Extension and Modernization program at the Niagara Power Project’s 240-MW Lewiston Pump-Generating Plant, H… Full Article

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It’s Back to the Future on the US Clean Tech Industry
by Clyde Prestowitz, Economic Strategy Institute | August 16, 2012 | Post Your Comment

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney recently stated how each would “get tough” with China. This reminded me of a conversation with economists I had in Vice President Biden’s office several years ago. We discussed how to pu… Full Article

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In Germany, Environmental Concerns Could Impact Offshore Wind Development
by Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg | August 16, 2012 | Post Your Comment

Porpoises and bombs left by Adolf Hitler’s forces six decades ago are adding millions of dollars to costs for wind-turbine developers in waters off Germany, delaying the nation’s shift from nuclear energy. Full Article

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Committee Holds Field Hearing for Hydropower Legislation
by Michael Harris, Online Editor, HydroWorld.com | August 15, 2012 | 1 Comment

A legislative field hearing held on the recently proposed “Saving Our Dams and Hydropower Development and Jobs Act of 2012” provided an opportunity for witnesses to explain the bill’s benefits. Full Article

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