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Joanna Schroeder

  • Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) has announced the keynote speaker for the State of the Geothermal Industry Briefing. Senator Dean Heller, Republican from Nevada, will address attendees at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. The one-day program will feature the roll out of GEA’s 2015 Global and US Geothermal Industry Update that details the status of geothermal projects and developments around the world.
  • The Interstate Turbine Advisory Council (ITAC), a project of the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), has added the Pika T701 turbine to its Unified List of wind turbines. The turbine joins several others on ITAC’s small wind turbine list; these turbines meet ITAC’s listing requirements, a unique set of eligibility criteria that address both the business practices of manufacturers and the performance and reliability of turbines with a rotor swept area of less than 200m2.
  • Citi has announced a commitment to lend, invest and facilitate a total of $100 billion within the next 10 years to finance activities that reduce the impacts of climate change and create environmental solutions that benefit people and communities. With this $100 billion initiative, Citi will build on its leadership in renewable energy and energy efficiency financing to engage with clients to identify opportunities to finance greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions and resource efficiency in other sectors, such as sustainable transportation.
  • Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power has announced the acquisition of two photovoltaic (PV) solar projects totaling 99 megawatts in Georgia – the 80 MW Decatur Parkway Solar Project and the 19 MW Decatur County Solar Project – from Tradewind Energy, Inc. The electricity and associated renewable energy credits generated by the 80 MW facility will be sold under a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Georgia Power. Construction of the 80 MW facility is currently scheduled to begin this month.
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