Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Renewable Energy News, November 3, 2010


California climate law survives challenge at polls
One of the world's most ambitious laws to combat global warming survived a challenge on Tuesday as California voters overwhelmingly rejected a measure that would have put the state's plans for more renewable energy and a market to curb greenhouse gases on ice.
Lines will help Ohio plug into wind power
A new electricity superhighway extending from Iowa to the Indiana-Ohio border someday will make it easier to transport wind energy across the country.

The $2.25 billion transmission project was announced yesterday by American Electric Power and several partners.
REC opens $2.5b solar plant in Singapore
One of the world's largest integrated solar plant opened in Singapore on Wednesday, marking a milestone in the country's fledgling clean technology industry.

The Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) facility at Tuas, built at a cost of $2.5 billion, is the largest cleantech investment ever made in Singapore.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who officiated the opening, said the new complex is a 'key piece in Singapore's clean energy strategy'.
State Commission Approves Latest Solar Plant in Southern California
The California Energy Commission approved on October 28 the 663.5-megawatt (MW) Calico Solar Project in San Bernardino County, the seventh California solar power plant it has licensed in the past two months. Calico Solar, LLC, a subsidiary of Tessera Solar, is developing the project on approximately 4,613 acres of land managed by the U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management in the Mojave Desert.
Nissan sells out of electric Leaf before it hits U.S. showrooms
U.S. consumers looking to get Nissan's all-electric Leaf will have to wait another year, after dealers sold this year's entire shipment before the zippy sedan even hit showrooms, the Japanese automaker said Monday.

Nissan dealers have collected more than 20,000 orders for the Leaf, and the bulk are wealthy "early adapters" on the West Coast of the United States, said Carlos Tavares, chair of Nissan's management committee for the Americas.


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