Clean Edge covers the latest announcements, activities, and developments in clean energy.

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11/04 ReliOn Secures $23 Million Series C Equity Financing for Fuel Cells Clean Edge News ReliOn, a provider of high-reliability fuel cell solutions for backup power applications, announced recently that it has secured an additional U.S. $23 million in equity financing as a result of Series C funding activities.
11/04 Huaneng Plans 1GW Wind Base in Tongliao Area New Energy Finance Huaneng New Energy, a Chinese developer of clean energy, has signed a memorandum of understanding with local authorities to build a 1GW wind base by 2010 in Tongliao, Inner Mongolia.
11/04 Recurrent Energy to Install 5 MW of Solar PV Systems on Municipal Facilities in San Francisco Clean Edge News The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission\'s recently authorized new projects that will create at least five megawatts of new solar energy generation at City-owned facilities.
11/04 Investors Pump EUR 300 Million Into Econcern and Eye \'Medium-Term\' IPO Clean Edge News Econcern, the Dutch-based renewable-energy group, has clinched EUR 300m (USD 465m) in private equity and mezzanine financing from SHV, Rabobank and Delta Lloyd.
11/04 ReneSola Signs Six-Year 525 Solar Wafer Manufacturing Contract with Gintech Clean Edge News ReneSola Ltd, a Chinese manufacturer of solar wafers, recently announced that it has signed a six-year 525 megawatt wafer supply agreement with Gintech Energy Corporation.
11/04 CPI to Inject USD 858m to Develop Wind Farms in China\'s Guangdong New Energy Finance China Power Investment, one of the country\'s largest power producers, has agreed to spend CNY 6bn (USD 858m) developing wind farms at Xuwen, Guangdong Province.
11/04 Iberdrola to Invest $2B in Wind Power Farms in New York Portland Business Journal Spanish utility giant Iberdrola wants to invest $2 billion developing wind power farms across New York state.
11/04 RockPort Capital Closes $450 Million Clean-Tech Fund Clean Edge News RockPort Capital Partners recently announced the close of its third venture capital fund with commitments of over $450 million, making it one of the largest venture funds focused on clean technology investments.
11/04 In Energy Policy, McCain, Obama Differ on Role of Government Wall Street Journal Arizona Republican John McCain and Illinois Democrat Barack Obama say a lot of the same things about energy and environmental policy: Both want to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil and fight global warming. Both want binding caps on greenhouse-gas emissions. Both see a stepped-up role for nuclear power.
11/04 Duke Energy Plans to Install 16MW of Rooftop Solar in North Carolina Clean Edge News Duke Energy Carolinas is proposing a $100 million plan to install electricity generating solar panels at up to 850 North Carolina sites including homes, schools, stores and factories.
11/04 EU Countries Back Down on Unbundling New Energy Finance EU countries have decided not to force big European utilities to sell off their transmission networks, a move that many observers believe would have improved the situation for the renewable-energy sector.
11/04 PTC/ITC Extensions Run Aground in the Senate New Energy Finance Efforts to extend key tax subsidies for US renewables have stalled in the US Senate.
11/04 IEA Sees Key Roles for Solar, Wind and CCS in $45 Trillion Scenario New Energy Finance The International Energy Agency has mapped out a \"blue scenario\" for the world, involving a 50% cut in emissions by 2050 and massive USD 45 trillion investment in clean energy between now and then.
11/04 IGNIA Closes $20.6 Million Fund for Enterprises at the Base of the Pyramid Clean Edge News Latin America\'s first social venture fund dedicated to investing in commercial enterprises serving the base of the pyramid, recently announced the first close of US$20.6 million of capital commitments.
11/04 FPL Announces Solar Projects Totaling 110 MW Clean Edge News Florida Power & Light Company, a subsidiary of clean energy leader FPL Group, Inc., recently announced new solar energy projects that include the world
11/04 European Banks Fund Tereos\' 300 Million Liter French Ethanol Plant New Energy Finance Two European banks have provided the debt finance for what is claimed to be about to become the continent largest wheat-based ethanol plant, at Lillebonne in Normandy.
11/04 Coal Plant Gets Denied in Georgia As the national debate over global warming continues to heat up, companies looking to build coal-fired plants in the United States are finding it tougher to move ahead with such plans.
11/04 Ormat Signs Contract for New Geothermal Plant in New Zealand Clean Edge News Ormat Technologies, Inc. recently announced that two of its subsidiaries entered into a supply contract and a construction contract with Contact Energy LTD of New Zealand for Centennial Binary Plant, a new geothermal power plant that is to be constructed in the Tauhara Geothermal Field in New Zealand.
11/04 Theolia and Abu Dhabi Energy Giant to Build Moroccan Wind Farms New Energy Finance French wind-energy firm Theolia is teaming up with Abu Dhabi energy giant TAQA to develop 600MW of wind power together in Morocco.
11/04 EnerNOC Signs 110MW Demand Response Agreement With Southern California Edison Clean Edge News EnerNOC, Inc., a leading developer and provider of clean and intelligent energy solutions, recently announced that it has entered into a new demand response agreement with Southern California Edison (SCE).
11/04 Ausra Opens Solar Thermal Manufacturing Plant in Nevada Clean Edge News Ausra, a developer of utility-scale solar thermal power plants, officially opened the reflector production line of its first North American manufacturing and distribution center in Las Vegas. The 130,000-square-foot, highly automatedmanufacturing and distribution center will supply the reflectors, absorber tubes, and other key components of the company\'s solar thermal power plants to the rapidly growing Southwestern solar power industry
11/04 China\'s Booming PV Market: Filled With Smoke and Fire With ten highly prominent initial public offerings (IPOs) racked up already, China\'s solar energy industry is poised to make a major impact on worldwide polysilicon capacity and solar cell production.
11/04 BLM to Continue Accepting Solar Applications During Environmental Impact Study Clean Edge News In response to public interest in solar energy development, the Bureau of Land Management announced that it plans to continue accepting applications for future potential solar development on the public lands.
11/04 Indian Firm Announces $3.2 Billion Silicon Complex New Energy Finance Bangalore-based Velankani Group has plans to set up an integrated silane-to-wafer silicon manufacturing complex in Andhra Pradesh.
11/04 New Study Finds that Solar Could Provide 10 Percent of U.S. Electricity Generation by 2025 Clean Edge News A new study makes the case that solar power is emerging as a cost-effective hedge against fossil fuels and is likely to reach cost parity with retail-electricity rates in most regions of the U.S. in less than a decade.
11/04 San Francisco Green Lights Solar Rebates, Looking Ahead to More Renewables The San Francisco board of supervisors has finally given the go-ahead to the city
11/04 EDP Inaugurates its Largest US Wind Farm New Energy Finance EDP Renovaveis subsidiary Horizon Wind Energy has inaugurated its 400MW Lone Star wind farm, which is capable of providing electricity for up to 120,000 households, in Texas, US.
11/04 Petrotec Opens 113 Million Liter Biodiesel Plant With Dig at Government New Energy Finance German biodiesel firm Petrotec has opened a new plant in Emden with a capacity of 113m litres and has used the opportunity to criticise the government for not subsidising biodiesel made from waste material.
11/04 Fox Islands Wind Project Gets Yes Vote Members of the Fox Islands Electric Cooperative from the islands of Vinalhaven and North Haven, Maine, recently voted 382-5 in favor of siting a wind-power project in their community.
11/04 Spanish Solar Developer Fotowatio to Receive $350 Million Investment Clean Edge News GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of GE, and Grupo Corporativo Landon announced recently they will invest about $350 million in Fotowatio, a Spanish solar power project developer.


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