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PG&E Announces 2012 PV PPA RFO

Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) announced yesterday that it had issued its 2012 Photovoltaic Program Power Purchase Agreement Request for Offers (“PV PPA RFO”).  PG&E seeks to procure PPAs for 50 MW of new photovoltaic resources to be located in PG&E’s service territory.   Copies of the solicitation protocol and related information and materials are now available … Continue Reading

USDA Issues Notice of Funding Available for Renewable Energy Feasibility Studies

From our colleague Sarah Johnson Phillips: Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a Notice of Funding Available (NOFA) for up to $3,000,000 in renewable energy feasibility study grants under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).  The grants are available to farmers, ranchers, and rural small businesses for conducting feasibility studies for renewable energy … Continue Reading

FERC Comments on Electric Storage Technologies Due August 9

Just a friendly reminder that the deadline to submit comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) on electric storage technologies is just around the corner. In its Request for Comments Regarding Rates, Accounting and Financial Reporting for New Electric Storage Technologies, FERC’s Office of Energy Policy and Innovation seeks comments on the following issues:  The … Continue Reading

Wyoming Game & Fish Department Extends Comment Period for Wind Energy Recommendations

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department ("WGFD") has extended the public comment period on a draft document:  "Wind Energy Issues:  Impacts and Mitigation for Wildlife in Wyoming" from December 18, 2009 to February 1, 2010.  The document provides recommendations for assessing impacts to wildlife from wind energy projects, for collecting data, and for mitigating effects on … Continue Reading

New York Power Authority issues RFP for Great Lakes Wind

Earlier this week, the New York Power Authority issued a Request for Proposals for the development of offshore wind projects in either Lake Ontario or Lake Erie.  The Power Authority is soliciting proposals for the development of a utility scale, offshore wind power project in the range of 120 to 500 MW.  The date for submitting … Continue Reading

NV Energy Issues RFI for Short Term (1 Month to 3 Years) Energy Supply

  On August 21, NV Energy issued a press release reminding renewable energy developers of that it has issued a Request of Information (RFI) for renewable energy that can be provided on a short-term basis.  This solicitation is separate from NV Energy’s recently announced 2009 Renewable Energy Request for Proposals.  NV Energy will consider proposals for solar, wind, … Continue Reading

Is More Bad By-Product News Coming for Biofuels Producers?

The National Grain and Feed Association reports that at the International Feed Expo in Atlanta on January 27, Dr. Daniel McChesney of the Food and Drug Administration spoke about studies the agency has reviewed concerning distillers' grains, the main by-product of ethanol, and glycerin, the main by-product of biodiesel.… Continue Reading
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