EERE Network News
December 10, 2003
News and Events
Southern California Edison has won approval to buy all the power from a new 5-megawatt solar photovoltaic power system—the largest of its type in the world—to be built in 2004.
The Los Angeles Department of Power and Water (LADWP) plans to buy 40 megawatts of power from a new facility that will use anaerobic digestion to convert grass clippings and other yard waste into electricity.
A 40-mile pipeline now supplies recycled water from Santa Rosa, California, to The Geysers, the world's largest geothermal power facility. The water is being injected underground to extend the commercial life of the geothermal resource.
The California Energy Commission (CEC) administers the state's Renewable Energy Program, which has provided rebates to 5,300 solar and wind energy systems installed at homes and businesses throughout the state. But the CEC plans to reduce its solar energy incentive to $3 per watt.
Arizona's largest utility will double its incentive for grid- connected solar photovoltaic power systems to $4 per watt on January 1st, 2004. The utility will also double its incentive for solar water heating systems.
Strong U.S. demand for the second-generation Toyota Hybrid Prius has led the automaker to boost its 2004 production for the U.S. market to 47,000 vehicles.
A Web site supporting the Bureau of Land Management's efforts to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for wind energy development.
A new DOE report lists a range of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and hydrogen technologies for addressing climate change. An accompanying report summarizes the current state of research on these technologies.