Solar Venture Misses Loan Deadline

 
A rendering of the solar farm envisioned by First Solar in San Luis Obispo County in California.
First SolarA rendering of the solar farm envisioned by First Solar in San Luis Obispo County in California.

The manufacturer First Solar says it will not be able to meet a Sept. 30 deadline to receive a federal loan guarantee for a solar power plant it is building in California. [Reuters]

HarperCollins, the publisher of Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World, apologizes for an error in the latest edition suggesting that 15 percent of Greenland’s permanent ice cover was erased between 1999 and 2011. [CBC News]

The head of France’s largest natural gas company says that the drilling method known as horizontal hydraulic fracturing, which is transforming the American gas industry, should be improved to protect the environment. France became the first country to outlaw the method last month. [Bloomberg News]

The Department of Energy’s annual Solar Decathlon opens on Friday in Washington, with 19 entrants competing to design the most energy-efficient, high-performing, affordable solar dwelling. The competition includes an entry embraced by Habitat for Humanity.

The New York Times

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/22/on-our-radar-solar-venture-misses-loan-deadline/

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