Duke Energy Renewables to Install 200-MW Wind Project in Texas

LCG, April 12, 2019--Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, yesterday announced it will build, own and operate the MesteƱo Wind Project, located in southern Texas. The power generated by the 200-MW project will be sold into the ERCOT market, and Duke Energy Renewables will enter into a long-term hedge agreement covering the majority of the expected wind energy production. Construction has commenced, and the project is scheduled for completion by year-end.

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FPL Announces Plans for 409-MW Battery Storage System

LCG, April 3, 2019--Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) recently announced a plan to build the world's largest solar-powered battery system, the Manatee Energy Storage Center, as part of a modernization plan to accelerate the retirement of two, 1970s-era natural gas generating units at FPL's neighboring Manatee Power Plant.

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California Poised to Authorize Legislation to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

LCG, August 31, 2006--California is poised to approve legislation intended to
reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Assembly Bill 32, or the "Global Warming
Solutions Act of 2006," incorporates the goal Governor Schwarzenegger set last
year to reduce GHG emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

After extensive negotiations between Democratic lawmakers and Governor
Schwarzenegger, the bill is now expected to be sent to the Governor for approval
by midnight on today, when the legislative session ends. The Governor has
agreed to sign the bill.

The legislation includes a statewide cap on GHG emissions from electric utilities, refineries, and other selected industries. The program is scheduled for implementation in 2012. The goal is to reduce GHG emissions 25% by 2020 in order to alleviate concerns of global warming that may be caused by such emissions.

The California Air Resources Board would be responsible for developing the
regulations, including an as-yet-to-be defined trading system, plus a mandatory
reporting system to track emissions from the many sources. The bill would allow
for the governor to lift the cap for one year in the event of extraordinary

Related legislation that is anticipated to be sent to the Governor is Senate Bill
1368, which is designed to prevent California utilities from executing long-term
power purchase agreements for electricity from coal plants, which generally emit
the greatest quantity of GHGs (primarily carbon dioxide, or CO2) per unit of
electricity generated of any type of electric generating facility.

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