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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1At a campaign stop in Orange City, Iowa over the weekend Ben Carson told Iowans the promise of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) needed to be kept through 2022. “… As far as the Renewable Fuel Standard is concerned, there were certain promises that were made that extend out until 2022. And many people, you know, invested a lot of time, energy and resources based on those promises that were made. Those promises have to be kept.” Carson went further by calling for ending preferences for the oil industry. He made similar comments at stops in Council Bluffs and Carroll on his latest swing through Iowa.
  • DTE Energy, in collaboration with the City of Lapeer, Michigan, plans to break ground in the spring of 2016 on 45 MW of new solar generating capacity at two project sites. The larger of the two projects will be 30 MW, located off Interstate 69 between Michigan Highway 24 and Lake Nepessing Road. When completed, it will be the largest operating utility-owned photovoltaic solar array east of the Mississippi and the third largest in the country. A second project totaling 15 MW will be developed simultaneously at a site located on Turrill Road between Michigan Highway 24 and Clark Road.
  • Dominion Virginia Power and the Commonwealth of Virginia reached an agreement to deploy 110 megawatts of solar power generation. Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Dominion joined together to announce the multi-year agreement. The Commonwealth will purchase the solar-generated electricity through a long-term agreement with Dominion.
  • Pardee Resources Company reports that its subsidiary, Pardee Solar 1 LLC, recently closed on investments in two renewable energy partnerships. One partnership owns 125 mobile solar generator units which are committed to a major telecommunications company under a long-term lease. The Company’s investment in this partnership is $7.7 million and it was funded through its credit facility. The other partnership owns a roof top solar photovoltaic system located in Harrison, New York. The Company’s investment in this partnership is $716,000 and it was funded through available cash.
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