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California PPAs to Take Different Shape

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Susan Kraemer
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Along with US Department of Energy's Loan Guarantee Program, the 30% ITC blazed a sudden bright comet of big solar onto the US grid.

More than half went to California to meet its ambitious mandate for 33% renewable energy by 2020. Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with the state's big three Investor-Owned Utilities (IOU)s; PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E now include most of the world’s largest solar projects. ... Read more about California PPAs to Take Different Shape

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Off-grid German Village Banks on Wind, Sun, Pig Manure

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Frank Zeller
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Feldheim (Germany) (AFP) - If Germany has taken a pioneering though risky role in shifting to renewable energy, then the tiny village of Feldheim -- population 150 -- is at its vanguard.

The hamlet near Berlin is Germany's first to have left the national grid and switched to 100 percent local, alternative energy, swearing off fossil fuels and nuclear power decades before the rest of the country plans to near the same goal.

Electricity now comes from a wind park towering over its gently rolling fields and reaches homes through Feldheim's own mini smart grid. ... Read more about Off-grid German Village Banks on Wind, Sun, Pig Manure

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Renewable Energy Procurement: What the Heck is a REC?

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http://www.localcleanenergy.org/files/What%20the%20Heck%20is%20a%20REC.pdf

Paper from the Local Clean Energy Alliance explaining California's renewable energy requirements and the use of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) ... Read more about Renewable Energy Procurement: What the Heck is a REC?

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