MidAmerican Bets Big on Wind

Despite contractions in many sectors of the economy, clean energy is thriving. The numerous benefits to ratepayers, including lower fuel costs and a cleaner power supply, are two reasons why recent purchases of California-based wind projects by MidAmerican Renewables, a subsidiary of energy giant MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, are a good example. It’s safe to

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California Greening

California, where utilities added 830 MW of wind and solar capacity last year, is a great example of how smart policies can help drive deployment of clean energy – and lower electricity prices. That new capacity is an annual record for the state, which has the most aggressive renewable portfolio standard (RPS) in the country.

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California Governor Marks the Completion of the First Phase of the Tehachapi Project

Governor Schwarzenegger spoke to mark the completion of the first phase of the 250-mile Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project yesterday. He hailed the project, which will deliver up to 4,500 megawatts of renewable electricity to the Los Angeles metro area when completed in 2015, as the first transmission line in California built for the express purpose of unlocking renewable wind, solar, and geothermal resources.