Archives for October 2012

California Array Is Navy’s New Top Solar Gun

Greentech Media, Inc. | Pete Danko | Link to article The U.S. Navy has a new 13.78-megawatt solar power plant in the high desert of California — the service’s biggest solar project yet — and it didn’t even have to pay for it. Like tens of thousands of California homeowners, the Navy went the power […]

2.8 MW Fuel Cell Using Biogas Now Operating; Largest PPA of its Kind in North America

Fuel Cell Today | Anaergia Inc. | Link to article   A 2.8 MW fuel cell system powered by renewable biogas has come on line in California, marking the start of the largest power purchase agreement using such a system in North America. The molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC) was supplied by FuelCell Energy. The […]

Fact-Checking Governor Romney’s Debate Numbers on Renewables and Loans

By Herman K. Trabish | Greentech Media, Inc. | Link to article DOE loan success rate: 98 percent; Bain Capital success rate: 80 percent Among the many numbers from the first Romney-Obama presidential debate was one in a remark Governor Romney addressed to the President. “In one year, you provided $90 billion in breaks to […]

Chevron Goes After Fran Pavley

By Mike Young | California League of Conservation Voters | Link to article I was watching tv the other night when it cut to commercial. Dark, ominous music started as a political ad described a sitting legislator running for re-election who was also an apparent tax dodger. This legislator made $261,000 last year and didn’t […]