Transition to Clean Energy Well Underway; U.S. Geothermal Growth Continues; All New 2013 Capacity From Renewables

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It’s Rocky, but Our Transition to Clean Energy is Well Underway

by Clint Wilder

The sequester. Continued Congressional gridlock. Declining levels of venture capital funding. High-profile bankruptcies. The boom in low-cost natural gas. As the Obama administration seeks to find its footing for a second term, there appear to be plenty of reasons to hold a very bleak outlook for clean tech in the U.S. and beyond…

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02/08/2013 U.S. Geothermal Industry Sees Continued Growth in 2012
175 additional geothermal projects in development will bring more than five additional GW online when finished.
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02/6/2013 American Electric Power Closing 3 Coal Plants in Settlement
AEP also will spend $5 billion to install pollution controls and cut its annual sulfur dioxide emissions over the next 12 years from 828,000 tons to 174,000 tons.
The Washington Post

02/6/2013 U.S. Releases $150 Million in Tax Credits for Clean Energy Manufacturers
Energy Department, Treasury release previously unused Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit funds.
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02/5/2013 Sunrun Marketing Brings Class Action Suit
A California customer claims Sunrun is trying to “deceive consumers into leasing a system they otherwise would not have.”
Greentech Media

02/4/2013 Tesla Expects First Profit in Q1 2013
It will have a slightly positive net income (on a non-GAAP basis) for the first quarter of 2013, and has hit its production goals for its Model S car. It’s all welcome news for the U.S. electric car industry.

02/4/2013 Renewables Provided All New U.S. Electric Capacity in January
No new generating capacity was reported for any fossil fuel or nuclear power sources.
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02/1/2013 Renewables Now Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels Down Under
Wind beats new coal in Australia, the world’s second-largest coal exporter.
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01/31/2013 World’s Solar PV Capacity Passes 100GW Landmark
More than 30 GW of PV were connected to the electricity grid in 2012; global rebalancing seen as non-European markets accounted for more than 13 GW of worldwide total.
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