NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, February 18:KOCH BROS-SIERRA CLUB GROUP BACKS TESLA; GOOGLE BUY TO REPOWER ALTAMONT WIND; KAISER HEALTH CARE TO RUN ON SUN

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    Wednesday, February 18, 2015

    QUICK NEWS, February 18:KOCH BROS-SIERRA CLUB GROUP BACKS TESLA; GOOGLE BUY TO REPOWER ALTAMONT WIND; KAISER HEALTH CARE TO RUN ON SUN

    KOCH BROS-SIERRA CLUB GROUP BACKS TESLA Koch brothers and Sierra Club unite behind Tesla

    David Muller, February 18, 2015 (MLive)

    “…The Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity conservative political advocacy group and environmental protection group the Sierra Club have signed a letter decrying the ‘anti-consumer effects of laws [in Michigan, Texas, Arizona, New Jersey, Maryland, and other states barring Tesla Motors’ direct-to-consumer] vehicle sales…Acknowledging their broad range of public interests, the signatories of the letter…note they frequently find themselves on different sides of policy debates…[but jointly oppose efforts] to forbid car manufacturers from opening their own stores or service centers in order to deal directly with consumers…[It] goes on to say that the group's concerns are not limited to just Tesla, but apply also to other companies…[because direct to customer sales] could reduce costs and increase consumer satisfaction…” click here for more

    GOOGLE BUY TO REPOWER ALTAMONT WIND Google buys Altamont wind energy to power Googleplex

    Matt O’Brien, February 11, 2015 (San Jose Mercury News)

    “…Google has spent $1.5 billion around the world on clean energy projects cutting the pollution from millions of users…but now it's found a powerful electricity source close to home…[O]ne of the nation's oldest, largest and most iconic wind farms…is about to get a Google-funded makeover…[I]ts 20-year power purchase agreement with Florida-based NextEra Energy will dramatically transform the rolling, treeless [Altamont Pass] landscape…About 770 old turbines from the 1980s will be replaced this year by 48 new machines producing twice as much energy, enough to power Google's corporate campus in Mountain View with 100 percent renewable power…Google is paying for 50 percent, or nearly 43 megawatts, of the power…The other buyer is undisclosed, but Florida-based NextEra said it is neither a utility nor a tech company…Neither Google nor NextEra is disclosing the price…” click here for more

    KAISER HEALTH CARE TO RUN ON SUN NRG to provide up to 70 MW of solar power to Kaiser Permanente

    February 18, 2015 (Penn Energy)

    “…[The NRG Renew subsidiary of NRG Energy], the country’s largest independent power producer, has entered into an agreement with Kaiser Permanente, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit healthcare providers, to help Kaiser Permanente achieve its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions [30%] three years ahead of its promised 2020 date by providing up to] 70 megawatts (MW) of on-site solar…Kaiser Permanente will [offset 6% to 8% of its load and have the most] on-site installed solar capacity among U.S. healthcare companies [and be third among all U.S. companies]…NRG Renew will implement a single-brand, multi-site distributed solar program at as many as 170 sites, which will include medical offices, hospitals, clinics, data centers and other Kaiser Permanente facilities…” click here for more

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