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Toyota and FuelCell Energy Plan to Build a Giant Renewable Power and Hydrogen Plant

December 12, 2017 | GTM

Toyota and FuelCell Energy are taking a gamble on the world’s first megawatt-scale carbonate fuel-cell power generation plant with a hydrogen fueling station at the Port of Long Beach, California. The Tri-Gen plant, built by FuelCell Energy and expected online in 2020, will produce 2.35 megawatts of electricity and 1.2 tons of hydrogen per day to support Toyota’s hydrogen-fueled Mirai sedans and new heavy-duty trucks coming through the port. Power produced from the project will also be sold back to the state’s grid, ensuring another revenue source. Using California agricultural waste to produce hydrogen, it will be the first 100 percent renewable Toyota facility in North America.

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Renewable-Power Sector Sees Senate Tax Bill as Major Threat

November 29, 2017 | WSJ

Advocates for renewable energy are warning the Senate tax bill could have a devastating impact on its businesses.

The Senate’s latest tax-overhaul bill includes rules that aim to make it harder for U.S. businesses to keep money overseas and shielded from U.S. taxes. The problem for the wind- and solar-power industries is that big financiers with international footprints have become essential to their development, and the new tax policy may dissuade them from keeping that investment going.

The American Council on Renewable Energy, along with other interest groups, sent a letter to senators Wednesday as part of a larger lobbying effort. They are asking senators to exempt production and investment tax credits for the renewable-power industry for an exemption from the Senate’s proposal, which could effectively void a lot of those credits.

“The tax equity marketplace would collapse under these provisions, leading to a dramatic reduction in wind and solar energy investment and development,” the council’s chief executive, Gregory Wetstone, and the leaders of three other renewable power advocacy groups said in the letter.

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25th Anniversary

25 years of “Greening the Grid”

On May 4th, 2016, friends, family and guests gathered to commemorate the official 25th Anniversary celebration of the founding of CEERT. Read John Shahabian’s (Director of Operations) recap of this special event. GO ANNIVERSARY PAGE


a closer look

V. John White talks about planning for California’s renewable energy renaissance. Stimulus projects are beginning construction; they will bring jobs into California and help to jump start the economy of high-unemployment desert areas. CEERT is bringing people together to plan for natural conservation, renewables generation, and transmission for clean power.

Hal Harvey from Energy Innovation

Hal Harvey, CEO of Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology LLC, recently visited a CEERT gathering. Here are some highlights recapping his very informative presentation to us.VIEW MORE videos »

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