Comparing Solar Electric Policies in the U.S.

Date: 16 Feb 2005 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Top notch researchers, Ryan Wiser and Mark Bolinger, from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab have presented estimates showing how solar electric power goals established in California will beat the expected PV installations in six states (and Washington DC) that have solar power requirements as part of their renewable energy portfolio standards.

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Report: High Value for Solar Power During Peak Times

Date: 15 Feb 2005 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A recent report done for the Vote Solar Initiative shows that on-peak solar electricity has a value of between 23 and 35 cent per kilowatt-hour. The January 2005 report was authored by Ed Smeloff, formerly on the board of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and a long-time solar energy advocate.

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Board Says No Transmission Line on County Land

Date: 3 Feb 2005 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Douglas, WI, County Board passed a resolution last night denying the use of county land for a controversial transmission line that has been proposed to run from Minnesota across Wisconsin. The line, know as Arrowhead-Weston, is a $420 million, 220-mile project proposed by the American Transmission Co. (ATC), Minnesota Power and Wisconsin Public Service.

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Instructive Lessons on Ethanol

Date: 2 Feb 2005 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s vice president David Morris gives the West Wing writers a piece of his mind and gives the rest of us an important lesson on the renewable fuel called ethanol.

Critics of ethanol often used outdated information and unsubstantiated rumors in arguments against the renewable fuel. Myths about the negative aspects of ethanol have persisted for decades even though the vast majority of studies continue to show the environmental, security and economic development benefits that the fuel provides. My colleague David Morris’ recent column is instructive reading.

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FERC Issues Proposed Rules for Wind Power Interconnection

Date: 1 Feb 2005 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is proposing to amend its regulations to require public utilities to include specific technical provisions for wind energy in their open access transmission tariffs (OATTs). The new rules will allow wind power projects to be integrated more firmly into the existing transmission system.

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