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  1. Geothermal Visual: GEA Urges EPA to Include Geothermal in Clean Energy Incentive Program

    As part of the Clean Power Plan , EPA has proposed an early incentive program to reward investments in renewable energy generation ( PDF ). The proposal, however, only includes some renewable technologies and while wind and solar are included, geothermal is not. GEA’s Executive Director, Karl Gawell made in-person comments at a recent Clean Air Advisory Committee meeting urging that geothermal should be included in the early incentive program. A fact sheet distributed by Gawell said, in part: “There are a significant amount of geothermal projects under development that , if provided market incentives, could help states meet their Clean Power Plan goals. Including these projects in eligibility for the Clean Energy Incentive Plan (CEIP) would spur continued geothermal development, result in emissions reductions that would not otherwise occur, and provide a sustained market for geothermal power development.” Gawell noted that the proposal’s emphasis to provide double credits for efficiency investments aimed at low-income households might also be re-considered. He pointed out to the Committee that one of the largest undeveloped geothermal resources in the U.S is the Salton Sea, located in Imperial County that has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. But, ironically, expansion of this resource that would benefit a community with income needs would not be able to qualify. “The program needs some re-thinking,” Gawell said. EPA is expected to complete the public comments process in mid-December and then publish any changes. EPA has invited written responses to the non-regulatory docket established for this purpose, and will accept input, identified by Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OAR-2015-0734 through December 15, 2015. To submit a response, use one of the following methods: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. Send comments by e-mail to a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov. Fax your comments to: (202) 566-9744. Mail your comments to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20460. For more information go to http://www2.epa.gov/cleanpowerplan/clean-energy-incentive-program . Lead image: Clean energy concept. Credit: Shutterstock. This article was originally published in the GEA's GeoEnergyWire and was republished with permission.

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    Fri, 20 Nov 2015

  2. Op-Ed: Clean Power Plan should give more than a nod to natural gas R&D

    The greatest enemy to our clean energy future might not be Big Oil but wishful thinking based on old paradigms.

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    Wed, 13 Jul 2016

  3. Kansas Senate panel considers cutting green energy incentive

    Kansas companies that produce energy from wind, solar or other renewable resources would lose their property tax exemption under a bill discussed by a Senate panel Monday.

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    Tue, 17 Mar 2015

  4. House GOP leaders grill EPA on Clean Power Plan authority

    Leaders say EPA proceeding with Clean Power Plan sub-parts during court stay

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    Mon, 16 May 2016

  1. Tennessee Valley Authority resumes renewable energy incentive project

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    Thu, 24 Jun 2010

  2. EPA Clean Power Plan finalized, legal challenges promised

    Legal challenges could begin today 

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    Fri, 23 Oct 2015

  3. White House fact sheet on finalized Clean Power Plan

    The final Clean Power Plan sets standards to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent  

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    Mon, 3 Aug 2015

  4. AWEA: Opportunity for Wind Energy Under Clean Power Plan Could Reach 100 GW

    The American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) internal assessments currently show about 100 GW of opportunity for wind under the Clean Power Plan , Michael Goggin, senior director of research for AWEA, said on Sept. 11.

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    Wed, 16 Sep 2015

  5. Final EPA Clean Power Plan seeks 32 percent CO2 cut by 2030

    Compliance averaging period begins in 2022 instead of 2020

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    Mon, 3 Aug 2015

  6. Final EPA Clean Power Plan seeks 32% CO2 cut by 2030

    The Obama administration said over the weekend that the revised Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan will seek a 32% reduction of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions by 2030.

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    Mon, 3 Aug 2015

  7. Arizona rooftop solar power system to be installed by Empire

    Empire Power Systems said it will install a commercial rooftop solar power system on an 850,000-square-foot building in Phoenix, Ariz.

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    Mon, 19 Apr 2010