NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, September 2: OFFSHORE WIND CHEAPER THAN SOLAR; CALIF BILL WOULD UP GEOTHERMAL’S VALUE; FACT-CHECK ON SMART BUILDINGS

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    Monday, September 02, 2013

    QUICK NEWS, September 2: OFFSHORE WIND CHEAPER THAN SOLAR; CALIF BILL WOULD UP GEOTHERMAL’S VALUE; FACT-CHECK ON SMART BUILDINGS

    OFFSHORE WIND CHEAPER THAN SOLAR The Truth-O-Meter Says Mostly True: Deepwater Wind CEO Jeffrey Grybowski says offshore wind power cheaper than solar power in R.I.

    August 31, 2013 (PolitiFact Rhode Island)

    “…PolitiFact Rhode Island rated as False a statement by Deepwater Wind CEO Jeffrey Grybowski that offshore wind power is ‘significantly less expensive than solar energy.’ …We based that ruling on a comparison of the estimated price of Deepwater’s planned 1,000 megawatt wind farm with a recent contract price for a solar project in Rhode Island. Deepwater Wind objected to the ruling, pointing to contract prices of several other Rhode Island solar projects. Based on that information and a second review, we have changed our ruling to Mostly True…” click here for more

    CALIF BILL WOULD UP GEOTHERMAL’S VALUE Amendment elevates Salton Sea geothermal resources in procurement process

    August 31, 2013 (Imperial Valley Press)

    "…As amended, SB 760 directs the California Public Utilities Commission to consider base load renewable energy resources in the Salton Sea basin as a means to achieve the state’s 33 percent Renewable Portfolio Standard…Rather than a mandate, the bill instead requires the PUC to consider geothermal resources given the energy source’s ability to provide reliable, non-greenhouse gas emitting power…State policies adopted by the Legislature and through Executive Order…[and] the replacement and/or retirement of several Southern California power plants have created opportunities to aggressively pursue non-greenhouse gas emitting energy…” click here for more

    FACT-CHECK ON SMART BUILDINGS Top 10 Smart Building Myths—Busted: JLL Debunks Misperceptions; Smart buildings are a no-brainer and more affordable than most building owners and investors realize

    August 28, 2013 (Jones Lang LaSalle)

    "Smart buildings have been proven to save energy, streamline facilities management and prevent expensive equipment failures…Smart building technology investments typically pay for themselves within one or two years…often can detect when a piece of equipment is close to failure and alert facilities… maximize energy efficiency from building systems…have demonstrated the return on investment in smart technologies…gather data from disparate systems produced by any manufacturer…[and are] often easier to operate and maintain than a building that lacks automated systems…” click here for more

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