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11/04 Sanyo Unveils Two-Sided Solar PV Panels in Canada Clean Edge News Sanyo Canada Inc. and AVACOS Solar Energy, a Canadian solar photovoltaic installation and project integration company, are demonstrating the first Canadian photovoltaic system combining Sanyo\'s HIT (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin-layer) Double bifacial solar PV modules and DuROCK Tio-Coat reflective roof membrane at DuROCK Alfacing International Ltd.\'s headquarters in Woodbridge.
11/04 Nine Countries Pen Agreement on First European Offshore Wind Grid Clean Edge News Nine European countries including the UK have signed up to develop an offshore wind grid in the North and Irish Seas, with potential to connect some 40GW of wind power.
11/04 China Enacts Law To Promote Renewable Energy Associated Press via TheStreet.com China\'s utilities will be required to buy all the power produced by wind farms and other renewable sources under a new law meant to promote the industry and reduce heavy reliance on coal.
11/04 Solar Module Maker Plans a Public Offering New York Times Solyndra, a well-financed solar module maker, filed a registration statement for an initial public offering on Friday to raise $300 million to expand its manufacturing capacity.
11/04 Amory Lovins to Give Closing Remarks at Clean-Tech Investor Summit Clean Edge News Named one of TIME Magazine
11/04 Global Wind Capacity Grew 31% in 2009, Adding 37.5 GW: GWEC Clean Edge News The Global Wind Energy Council recently announced that the world\'s wind power capacity grew by 31% in 2009, adding 37.5 GW to bring total installations up to 157.9 GW. A third of these additions were made in China, which experienced yet another year of over 100% growth.
11/04 TVA Names SmartSynch as Metering Partner for Distributed Renewables Program Clean Edge News SmartSynch, Inc., a smart grid infrastructure company utilizing standard IP communications via public wireless networks, has been selected by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) as the smart metering solution provider for Generation Partners, a distributed renewable generation program offered by participating local power companies that distribute TVA power.
11/04 Dow Chemical Eyes Michigan for Solar Shingle Facility Clean Edge News The Dow Chemical Company recently announced that Midland, Michigan has been identified as the preferred site for the first full-scale production facility for its DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle, subject to finalizing local, state and federal funding.
11/04 Federal RES Could Double U.S. Clean-Energy Jobs: Report USA Today The number of clean-energy jobs in the U.S. would more than double by 2025 if the nation adopts a plan to get 25% of its electricity from renewable energy sources, says a report backed by energy firms.
11/04 EPA Issues Renewable Fuel Standards: What It Means for 1st and 2nd Generation Biofuels Greentech Media Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized its revision to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.
11/04 Petra Solar Gets $40 Million for Pole Mounted Solar and Smart Grid Systems Clean Edge News Petra Solar, Inc., a developer of pole mounted smart grid and solar systems for utilities announced that it has raised $40 million in funding for expansion.
11/04 New Material Could Turn Your Car\'s Body Into a Giant Battery VentureBeat A new invention out of the Imperial College of London could forever alter how we think about batteries - and powering cars for that matter.
11/04 Engineering Service Firm Lands $320.4 Million Contract for Offshore Wind Installation Vessels Clean Edge News Lamprell, a provider of specialist engineering services to the international oil & gas industry, recently announced that it has received two new contract awards from Fred Olsen Windcarrier AS, which in aggregate total US$ 320.4 million.
11/04 Obama\'s State of the Union Address Highlights Renewables\' Role RenewableEnergyWorld.com In his first State of the Union address, US President Barack Obama has highlighted the key role of renewables in the economic development of the country.
11/04 Obama Unveils Plans To Boost Biofuel Market RenewableEnergyWorld.com On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced that his Administration is taking a series of steps designed to help grow the U.S. biofuels industry to reduce dependency on foreign oil, fight climate chance and create jobs.
11/04 Smart Grid Can Decrease Energy Use 12% by 2030: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Report Clean Edge News A smart electrical power grid could decrease annual electric energy use and utility sector carbon emissions at least 12 percent by 2030, according to a new report from the Department of Energy\'s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
11/04 GEA Report Identifies More than 6 GW of Geothermal Capacity Under Development in U.S. Clean Edge News The United States continues to lead the world in geothermal energy capacity and growth, the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) said recently in a report that details gains and milestones over the past year.
11/04 DOE Closes $1.4 Billion Loan With Nissan for Production of EVs and Advanced Batteries Clean Edge News U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu recently announced that the Department of Energy has closed its $1.4 billion loan agreement with Nissan North America, Inc. to retool their Smyrna, Tennessee factory to build advanced electric automobiles and an advanced battery manufacturing facility.
11/04 S.Korea Targets $24 Billion Smart Grid Spending by 2030 Reuters South Korea is aiming for spending of 27.5 trillion won ($24 billion) over the next two decades on smart grids to make electricity distribution more efficient, cut greenhouse gas emissions and save $26 billion in energy imports.
11/04 UK Government Announces Feed-In Tariff Clean Edge News UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband recently announced guidelines for a new feed-in tariff (FIT) that will enable households and communities who install generating technologies such as small wind turbines and solar panels to claim payments for the low carbon electricity they produce. The FIT will go into effect this April.
11/04 Tesla IPO: Electric Car Startup Files for $100M Public Offering, Finally Earth2Tech Tesla Motors, the San Carlos, Calif.-based electric car startup, has just registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a $100 million initial public offering. This could be the biggest and possibly the first public offering for a U.S. car company since Ford Motor\'s IPO more than 50 years ago.
11/04 Shell and Cosan Plan $12 Billion Biofuel JV in Brazil Clean Edge News Shell and Cosan recently announced that they have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU), with the intention to form a $12 billion joint venture (JV) in Brazil for the production of ethanol, sugar and power, and the supply, distribution and retail of transportation fuels.
11/04 Coulomb Technologies Secures $14 Million for EV Charging Stations Clean Edge News Coulomb Technologies, a developer of electric vehicle (EV) charging station infrastructure, recently announced that it has secured $14 million in Series B funding in a round led by Voyager Capital and Rho Ventures.
11/04 Obama\'s $28.4 Billion Budget for the DOE Greentech Media The 2011 budget request is here. In short, there are big cuts in tax credits for oil and gas, a massive increase in funding for nuclear, and $625 million for R&D into clean technology areas like solar, wind, and advanced energy production. Paying for these increases through cap and trade is not part of the plan at the moment.
11/04 American Superconductor Lands $70 Million Chinese Contract for Wind Turbine Electrical Control Systems Clean Edge News American Superconductor Corporation announced recently that it has received an initial order for full wind turbine electrical control systems from China\'s Shenyang Blower Works (SBW) that is worth approximately $70 million.
11/04 Illinois\' Green Energy Finance Initiative RenewableEnergyWorld.com There are plenty of reasons to encourage and support the development of renewable energy projects. But in this down economy, the credit markets are typically discouraging. Here in Illinois, we\'ve found a way to open new doors to financing renewable energy projects because we know they\'re good business
11/04 We Can\'t Wish Away Climate Change Al Gore via NYT It would be an enormous relief if the recent attacks on the science of global warming actually indicated that we do not face an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it.
11/04 GT Solar International Announces $200 Million in PV Equipment Supply Contracts Clean Edge News GT Solar International, Inc., a global provider of specialized production equipment, process technology and turnkey manufacturing services for the solar power industry, recently announced it has signed new contracts totaling more than $200 million for its DSS450 ingot growth furnaces and ancillary equipment and services.
11/04 A Utility Will Help Homeowners Go Solar New York Times TXU Energy, a Texas utility with two million customers, is making it possible for homeowners in the Dallas area to lease or buy rooftop solar-power systems in one of the first programs of its kind.
11/04 Pivotal Leaders Program to Recognize Clean Tech Leaders in the Pacific Northwest Clean Edge News Pivotal Investments, along with sponsors Perkins Coie, Ernst & Young and the Portland Development Commission, recently announced the launch of Pivotal Leaders, a community-nominated and peer-selected network of top prospective clean technology business leaders in the Northwest.

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