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California PUC Targets Doubling Renewable Energy by 2030

LCG, March 27, 2020--The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) yesterday unanimously approved a new emissions target for its electric sector that would double California's clean energy capacity through 2030 and effectively block new natural gas-fired electric generating facilities.

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Tennessee Valley Authority Issues RFP for 200 MW of Renewables

LCG, March 19, 2020--The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) issued a request for proposals (RFP) on March 13 to develop up to 200 MW of stand-alone renewable energy resources or renewable energy resources configured with battery energy storage systems (BESS). Solar resources must be tracking, and the projects must be commercially operational and providing power by September 29, 2023 or earlier.

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Enron Looks for End to Dabhol Troubles

LCG, July 10, 2001The governments of many nations and some of the biggest banks in the world want to see an end to the dispute over Enron Corp.'s $2.9 billion Dabhol power project in the Indian state of Maharashtra, Enron chairman Kenneth Lay told reporters today.

"I think it's in everybody's best interest -- the government of India, the government of the U.S., the investors, the government of Japan -- we have many government financial entities involved in this project," Lay said.

Yesterday, Lay met separately with Indian Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha and Power Minister Suresh Prabhu. Today, he was to meet with the chief minister of Maharashtra.

He said yesterday's meeting with Sinha did not yield a solution to the brouhaha, a contentious battle with Maharashtra and its state-run utility over payments for power. "Obviously we didn't come to any conclusion today. We didn't expect to come to any conclusion today. It will take some more work," Lay said, adding "certainly we're very hopeful."

Dabhol's total debt is around $2 billion, with Indian lenders holding about $1.4 billion of the paper. Lay said some of the biggest banks in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Japan have portions of the remaining $600 million.

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