Category Archives: wind power

Local, Lower Prices, 33 Percent Renewable — Sonoma Clean (Community) Power Has Launched

Starting this May, 20,000 Sonoma County, CA, electricity customers are getting renewable power at a lower cost than from their previous electric utility, Pacific Gas Electric. The portion of renewable electricity (“CleanStart”) for the average customer will rise by 50 percent. For those so motivated — 3 percent of customers already — it’s also possible to purchase 100 percent renewable […]

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Buffett’s MidAmerican to Invest Another $280 Million in Iowa Wind Energy

MidAmerican announced plans in May 2013 to spend as much as $1.9 billion on wind farms in Iowa. Berkshire’s energy unit is also backing wind power Wyoming and solar projects in California and Arizona. The investments have given Buffett, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer, a way to invest large amounts of money in assets with reliable rates of […]

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China Finally Acknowledges Unfair Pricing, To Sharply Lower Renewable Tariffs by 2020

All that said, let’s jump right in and look at the latest aggressive targets now being finalized by Beijing under its upcoming five-year plan for the sector between 2016 and 2020. China makes such five-year plans for all major sectors, a relic of a Soviet-era practice for centrally planned economies. Under revised figures for its current five-year plan, Beijing announced […]

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