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11/04 SolarWorld-Qatar Polysilicon JV to Invest $500 Million as Country Looks to Diversify Away From Fossil Fuels Clean Edge News SolarWorld is acquiring a 29 percent stake in the newly founded Joint Venture Qatar Solar Technologies headquartered in the Emirate of Qatar.
11/04 Konarka Gets $20 Million for Organic Thin-Film PV Clean Edge News Konarka Technologies, Inc., developer of Power Plastic material that converts light to energy, recently announced the company has signed a comprehensive R&D collaboration and strategic investment agreement with Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. (Konica Minolta).
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 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.
11/04 General Compression Gets $21 Million in Series A Funding for Compressed Air Energy Storage Technology Clean Edge News General Compression, Inc., a Massachusetts company developing a compressed air energy storage system,recently announced it has closed over $17 million in commitments to its Series A round offunding.
11/04 Yingli To Supply 285-MW of PV Modules to Gehrlicher Solar RenewableEnergyWorld.com Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited has signed a three-year framework agreement with Gehrlicher Solar AG, one of the leading PV system integrators in Europe.
11/04 Enerkem Announces $50.4 Million in Financing for Advanced Biofuel Technology Clean Edge News Enerkem Inc. recently announced a strategic investment by Waste Management in the company as part of Enerkem\'s new financing round.
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 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 Poll: 75% Support US Utility Solar Development RenewableEnergyWorld.com As more utilities support the development of large-scale concentrating solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) plants in the around the U.S., some citizens have raised questions about the environmental sustainability of certain projects. However, a new poll released yesterday by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Gotham Research Group shows that an overwhelming number of Americans support utility-scale projects on public lands that have not been designated as preserves.
11/04 Semi-Annual Evaluation of NASDAQ Clean Edge Stock Indexes: QWND, QGRD Clean Edge News The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. and Clean Edge, Inc. have announced the results of the semi-annual evaluation of the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index (NASDAQ:QWND) and the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (NASDAQ:QGRD), which will become effective with the market open today.
11/04 Spin, Science, and Climate Change The Economist Climate-change legislation, dormant for six months, is showing signs of life again in Washington, DC.
11/04 China To Connect Its High Speed Rail All The Way To Europe Inhabitat.com With initial negotiations and surveys already complete, China is now making plans to connect its high speed rail line through 17 other countries in Asia and Eastern Europe in order to connect to the existing infrastructure in the EU.
11/04 Clean-Tech Small Businesses Reaping Rewards from Recovery Act, $5.4 Billion So Far Clean Edge News The Department of Energy recently released a report highlighting the benefits of the Recovery Act to small businesses throughout the clean, renewable energy industry and environmental management sector.
11/04 Arise Windpower Raises $76 Million in Stockholm IPO Recharge Swedish wind farm developer Arise Windpower has raised SKr550m ($76m) through an initial public offering (IPO) and the company is now listed on the NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm.
11/04 Aurora Biofuels Gets $15 Million, Looks to Demonstrate Algae Biofuel Production at Scale Clean Edge News Aurora Biofuels, Inc. recently announced that it has secured an additional $15 million in a recent funding round led by Oak Investment Partners, with the continued support of Gabriel Venture Partners and Noventi Ventures.
11/04 Energy Efficiency: Achieving the Potential, Realizing the Savings Steven Chu via Huffington Post For the next few decades, energy efficiency is one of the lowest cost options for reducing US carbon emissions. Many studies have concluded that energy efficiency can save both energy and money.
11/04 T-RECs Invade California Energy Market Greentech Media To meet their renewable standards, California utilities are now able to look outside the state. What happens next should be interesting.
11/04 Nine Companies Added to NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Clean Edge News The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. and Clean Edge, Inc. recently announced the results of the semi-annual evaluation of the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® Green Energy Index (NASDAQ:CELS), which will become effective with the market open on Monday, March 22, 2010.
11/04 Utility-Scale Solar Developer Agile Energy Gets Investment from Good Energies Clean Edge News Agile Energy, Inc., a developer of utility-scale renewable power generating projects, recently announced that it has closed a Series A investment from Good Energies, Inc., a global investor in renewable energy and enabling technologies.
11/04 First Solar Joins Desertec Industrial Initiative Clean Edge News First Solar Inc. recently announced that it has joined the Desertec Industrial Initiative as an Associated Partner to demonstrate the potential of photovoltaic (PV) solar technology to provide clean, sustainable energy on a vast scale by harnessing the desert sun.
11/04 UpWind Solutions Announces $28.8 Million Financing Round for Wind Asset Management Services Clean Edge News UpWind Solutions Inc., a Medford, Oregon based wind asset management services firm, recently announced that it has completed a $28.8 million equity financing round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and returning investor MissionPoint Capital Partners.
11/04 Solar Cell Maker China Sunergy Expands Downstream, Acquires Two Module Manufacturers Clean Edge News China Sunergy Co., Ltd., a solar cell manufacturer based in Nanjing, China, recently announced an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of two related module manufacturers, CEEG Solar Science & Technology Co., Ltd and CEEG New Energy Co., Ltd.
11/04 Energy Management Innovator EcoFactor Completes $5.9 Million Series A Financing Clean Edge News EcoFactor, a developer of automated residential energy management software, announced the closing of a $3.5 million financing led by RockPort Capital Partners.
11/04 BP Solar Ends Maryland Manufacturing, Cutting 320 Jobs Associated Press via Google BP Solar said Friday it is closing its landmark Frederick manufacturing plant as part of a reshaping of the U.S. solar industry in a cost-cutting move that will eliminate 320 jobs.
11/04 U.S. Solar Manufacturer Suniva Gets $141 Million DOE Loan Guarantee Clean Edge News Suniva, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of high-efficiency monocrystallinesilicon solar cells and modules, recently announced that the company has been selected for the U.S.Department of Energy Loan Guarantee Program under the DOE\'s Innovative Energy Efficiency,Renewable Energy and Advanced Transmission and Distribution Technologies Solicitation.
11/04 Tighter MPG, Emission Rules Go on the Books for 2012 Earth2Tech It\'s been a long time coming. The Obama administration has just finalized the country\'s first ever national regulation to curb greenhouse gas emissions and raise the bar on efficiency requirements for new cars and trucks.
11/04 Rumored IPO Candidate Amyris Biotechnologies Lands $47.8 Million Investment Clean Edge News Amyris Biotechnologies, Inc., a developer of renewable chemicals and transportation fuels, recently announced that Temasek Holdings has invested $47.8 million into the company.
11/04 Fast-Growing Solar Microinverter Maker Enphase Energy Secures $40 Million in Funding Clean Edge News Enphase Energy, a developer of solarmicroinverter systems, recently announced that it has secured $40 million infunding, with Bay Partners leading the equity financing.
11/04 Q1 2010 Sees Record Number of Clean-Tech Venture Deals Clean Edge News Deloitte and Cleantech Group recently released preliminary 1Q 2010 results for clean technology venture investments in North America, Europe, China and India, totaling $1.9 billion across 180 companies.

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