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Blue Lake Power Plans to Restart Idled California Biomass Power Plant

Blue Lake Power LLC (Blue Lake, California) and PureEnergy LLC (Syracuse, New York), have initiated a restructuring agreement on a new contract to restart the…

Blue Lake Power | California | Biomass Power Plant | Clean Air Act

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Thu Jun 29 2017

California Renewable Energy Drives Fossil Fuel Plants to Close

Renewable energy in California is driving wholesale power prices to new lows and, in turn, forcing more fossil-fueled power plants to close down due to…

California | Renewable Energy | Hydropower | Electric Power | Power

Industrial Info

Tue May 23 2017

California Toughens GHG Reductions

California recently passed laws toughening the state's already stout commitment to lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. One measure recently passed by the state legislature, SB…

California | Greenhouse Gas Emissions | Legislature | Regulations

Industrial Info

Wed Nov 02 2016

Controversial California Wind Project Ready to Begin Construction

After more than a decade of regulatory hearings, permit fights and litigation, construction will begin on a 131-MW windfarm east of San Diego. The Tule…

Windfarm | Wind Projects | Tule Windfarm | Industrial Info | California

Industrial Info

Thu Sep 22 2016

Blue Lake Power Plans to Restart Idled California Biomass Power Plant

Blue Lake Power LLC (Blue Lake, California) and PureEnergy LLC (Syracuse, New York), have initiated a restructuring agreement on a new contract to restart the idled Blue Lake Power plant in Humboldt County, northern California, near Blue Lake Rancheria Indian Tribal lands. As recently as late last year, the biomass-fired power plant was cited for federal Clean Air Act violations, »

California Renewable Energy Drives Fossil Fuel Plants to Close

Renewable energy in California is driving wholesale power prices to new lows and, in turn, forcing more fossil-fueled power plants to close down due to the inability to recover variable costs. Real-time power prices between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. this spring have averaged between $0 and -$16 per megawatt hour (MWh) and the day-ahead prices have »

California Toughens GHG Reductions

California recently passed laws toughening the state's already stout commitment to lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. One measure recently passed by the state legislature, SB 32, would force the state to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. A previous law mandated reducing GHG emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. A second law, AB 197, »

Controversial California Wind Project Ready to Begin Construction

After more than a decade of regulatory hearings, permit fights and litigation, construction will begin on a 131-MW windfarm east of San Diego. The Tule Wind Project, which will consist of 57 turbines, will take about a year to build, its developer estimated. Power will be sold to Southern California Edison under a 15-year contract. A local group opposing the »