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Greening Oil Production: Chevron Taps BrightSource For Solar Scale Steam Technology

Solar-based oil production, a new business for the clean tech crowd It’s all about market creation… That’s the logic driving today’s announcement that BrightSource Energy would for the first time deploy its solar steam production technology to improve oil production at Chevron‘s Coalinga …

NRG inks (its second this month) long-term PPA for output of large, California solar project

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) , pressed by a California mandate requiring that utilities produce 20 percent of their electric output from renewable resources by 2010, has secured another 92 megawatts of solar power, signing a 20-year? power purchase agreement for the output …

PG&E bulks up its solar power portfolio

San Francisco utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E ) has announced plans to purchase an average of 592 gigawatt-hours of electricity annually from a 230-megawatt utility-scale solar power project being developed by NextLight Renewable Power, a startup that is also based in San …

Smart grid developer Trilliant acquires SkyPilot

Trilliant of Redwood City, Calif., which develops solutions that capture data from smart meters and distribute the information to power utilities, has acquired SkyPilot Networks, which provides long-range wireless mesh network equipment for broadband. With this acquisition, Trilliant is building itself up as …

California approves low-carbon fuel standard

California’s Air Resources Board approved the nation’s first fuel standard that will seek to cut green house gas emissions by 10% by 2020. The regulations are the first in the nation and will be gradually phased in, starting January 1. The measure was …

In and around the green

10 Reasons To Celebrate/Grouse About Greentech on Earth Day [Earth2Tech] Washington state can lead the way to a green economy [GristMill] Majority Leader Reid: Senate to wait for House cap-and-trade bill, effectively delaying final bill until 2010. Here’s why that should be good …

This week in green energy

Times are a bit surreal in the clean energy sector these days. Despite billions of dollars in expected government support and growing demand, companies are reeling, unable to finance their growth or? even daily operations.? This is happening as research firms and industry …

In and around the green

Pelosi: energy bill should do it all (The Huffington Post) Senators grill Google, regulators on smart grid rollout (Earth2Tech.com) California dreaming: team Obama may not grant emissions waiver, Granholm says (Environmental Capital via The Wall Street Journal) EDF maps 1,200 companies poised to …

In and around the green

Pelosi: energy bill should do it all (The Huffington Post) Senators grill Google, regulators on smart grid rollout (Earth2Tech.com) California dreaming: team Obama may not grant emissions waiver, Granholm says (Environmental Capital via The Wall Street Journal) EDF maps 1,200 companies poised to …

California Energy Commission: $300M from stimulus for clean energy investments

The California Energy Commission expects to get $300 million, from the $787 billion? stimulus signed into law last month, to? “promote [energy] conservation, increase energy efficiency and expand renewable energy in California,” it said in a written statement emailed Tuesday. The Commission also …