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The Sacramento Municipal Utility District recently signed a 30-year power purchase agreement with Lendlease Energy Development for the output from a 160-megawatt solar project on the site of the decommissioned Rancho Seco Nuclear Generation Station.
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The Desert Botanical Garden, located in Phoenix, Arizona, is home to more than 50,000 desert plant displays that thrive on the sunshine of the desert Southwest. Each year more than 600,000 people visit the 140-acre garden to learn about the desert ecosystem and explore the natural setting.
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A one size fits all approach to distributed generation rates won’t work.
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The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) in New York is rolling out a new, two-pronged community solar program.
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The Tennessee Valley Authority recently announced the addition of 484 megawatts of new contracted solar capacity since December, an increase of 44%.
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Rhode Island public power utility Pascoag Utility District and the state’s two other electric utilities have agreed to share the output of a solar energy project, which the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources said marks the first time in state history that such a collaboration has taken place between Pascoag Utility District, National Grid and Block Island Utility District. Block Island Utility District is an electric cooperative.
Generation
Wind, solar, and natural gas will account for almost all electric generating capacity additions in 2020, with wind and solar additions more than triple the expected added gas capacity.
Environment
The most recent report on California’s efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions found that while GHG emissions have declined, the state’s existing range of policies shows uneven cost effectiveness of a wide variety of programs. Annual emissions from the electricity sector have declined by about 40%
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CleanPowerSF, the community choice renewable energy program operated by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, has significantly expanded its commitment to new solar and wind projects in California. Meanwhile, the SFPUC was recognized for its commitment to generating and sourcing renewable energy.