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11/04 Amyris IPO: The S-1, By the Numbers Earth2Tech Amyris Biotechnologies, a startup that develops synthetic organisms to make chemicals and biofuels, has officially filed to raise $100 million in an IPO, according to a filing on Friday.
11/04 Kleiner Perkins Leads $129.4 Million Investment in Concentrated Photovoltaic Developer Clean Edge News Amonix, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar power systems, recently announced that it has raised a $129.4 million Series B financing round led by Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers.
11/04 Q1 2010 Clean Edge Stock Index Update Clean Edge This newsletter is dedicated to tracking the performance of the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index; NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index; and NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index.
11/04 Codexis IPO: Biocatalyst Startup Debuts on Nasdaq at Low End Earth2Tech Codexis, a Redwood City, Calif.-based developer of biocatalysts for drug and biofuel production, launched its initial public offering this morning
11/04 DOE\'s Retrofit Ramp-Up Initiative Awards $452 Million to 25 Communities Clean Edge News Vice President Biden recently announced the selection of 25 communities for up to $452 million in Recovery Act funding to \"ramp-up\" energy efficiency building retrofits.
11/04 500 MW PG&E PV Program Gets the Go-Ahead Clean Edge News The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently approved a major PG&E solar PV program that will lead to the development of up to 500 MW of clean energy, enough to meet the needs of about 150,000 homes in PG&E\'s Northern and Central California service area.
11/04 Massachusetts Clean-Energy Leadership Highlighted in New Clean Edge Report Clean Edge News In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Governor Patrick recently announced that Massachusetts is the leading clean energy state on the East Coast and second in the nation, according to a new Clean Edge research study.
11/04 Cleantech Open Alumni Secure $65 Million In Funding and Grants During Initial Months of 2010 Clean Edge News The Cleantech Open, the world\'s largest clean-technology business competition, announced that two finalists from the 2009 Cleantech Open have just secured venture capital funding, propelling each company toward commercial success:
11/04 Australian Prime Minister Scraps Cap and Trade Until 2013 Recharge Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has caved to political pressure and scrapped his proposed cap-and-trade scheme until 2013 at the earliest, opting to sit still until a successor treaty to the Kyoto Protocol is agreed.
11/04 SolarBridge Technologies Gets $15 Million for Microinverters Clean Edge News SolarBridge Technologies, a developer of module-integrated microinverter solutions that reduce the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) in solar installations, announced that it has secured $15 million in series B funding. The company has raised more than $27 million to date.
11/04 Pentagon Objections Hold Up Oregon Wind Farm The Washington Post One of the Obama administration\'s prime initiatives -- the development of sources of alternative energy to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil, create American jobs and combat climate change -- is being jeopardized by competing concerns of the Defense Department.
11/04 New York Awards $204 Million to 8 Clean-Energy Projects Clean Edge News The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), in conjunction with the Public Service Commission (PSC), has awarded $204 million of funding to eight large-scale electric generating projects to produce and deliver renewable electricity to New York consumers.
11/04 SMA Top Solar Inverter Maker in 2009 The PV inverter market had an enormous year in 2009, with record shipments of more than 8 GW, 30% more than 2008, according to ongoing analysis from IMS Research. Demand rebounded strongly in Q3 after a weak start to the year and has remained high since.
11/04 Senate Sponsors Scramble to Save Climate Bill After Lost Weekend New York Times The Senate climate bill sits on the brink of collapse today after the lead Republican ally threatened to abandon negotiations because of a White House push to simultaneously overhaul the nation\'s immigration policies.
11/04 Clean Edge Stock Indexes See Week of Gains Clean Edge News Clean Edge and NASDAQ\'s three benchmark clean-tech stock indexes each experienced moderate gains last week with the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index (CELS) up 2.61 percent, the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index (QWND) gaining 1.22 percent, and the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) 1.93 percent higher from the previous week.
11/04 EnerNoc Wins $10 Million Contract in Massachusetts Greentech Media EnerNoc continues to expand in its home state of Massachusetts, securing a $10 million contract to provide energy use tracking to state colleges and universities, state prisons, and other public buildings.
11/04 Ontario Announces Approval of 184 Renewable Energy Projects for FIT Program Clean Edge News Ontario recently announced the awarding of contract offers for almost 2,500 MW of renewable energy for 184 projects approved under the province\'s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) system.
11/04 U.S. Geothermal Under Development Grows 26% in 2009 Clean Edge News The US geothermal power industry continued strong growth in 2009, according to a new report by the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA).
11/04 Smart Grid Startup Eka Systems Acquired by Cooper Industries Clean Edge News Cooper Industries, an electrical product manufacturer and component of the NASDAQ Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD), recently announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Germantown, MD -based Eka Systems, Inc., a provider of secure, reliable and adaptive RF wireless networking technologies for smart grid communication applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
11/04 Interior Secretary Approves Cape Wind Plan, Nation\'s First Offshore Wind Farm The Boston Globe In a groundbreaking decision that some say will usher in a new era of clean energy, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said today he was approving the nation\'s first offshore wind farm today, the controversial Cape Wind project off of Cape Cod.
11/04 Global Wind Market Hits 155 GW Global wind energy markets are expected to continue their rapid growth, with the world\'s wind power capacity increasing by 160% over the coming five years, according to the annual industry forecast presented by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
11/04 South Could Benefit From a Little Efficiency New York Times That the American South is both a voracious consumer of energy and a laggard on implementing efficiency measures has long been a matter of some concern for policymakers and energy analysts.
11/04 Despite Economic Woes, U.S. Solar Industry Continues Strong Growth Clean Edge News The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) recently released the 2009 U.S. Solar Industry Year in Review, finding 2009 to be another year of strong growth despite the economic recession.
11/04 Clean Edge Stock Indexes Rebound Slightly Clean Edge News Clean Edge and NASDAQ\'s three benchmark clean-tech stock indexes all rebounded slightly last week with the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index (CELS) up 4.14 percent, the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index (QWND) gaining 2.67 percent, and the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) 5.92 percent higher from the previous week.
11/04 China\'s Poly King has Big Solar Dreams China\'s biggest producer of polysilicon, the most important raw material for the solar-energy industry, has plans to construct as much as 500 megawatts\' worth of solar farms, an ambitious bid to extend its reach across the entire sector.
11/04 Delta-Q Technologies Gets $17 Million for Electric Drive Vehicle Technology Clean Edge News Delta-Q Technologies Corp. recently announced that it has secured $17 million in funding from Tandem Expansion.
11/04 Samsung to Invest $21 Billion in Solar Cells, LEDs, More Bloomberg BusinessWeek Samsung Electronics plans to invest a massive amount of money to develop new businesses ranging from green energy to healthcare, such as solar cells and biopharmaceuticals.
11/04 Senate Climate Bill: Green Reactions, Programs to Watch Earth2Tech After very much ado, Senators John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman on Wednesday unveiled their proposal for a climate and energy bill. Dubbed the American Power Act, or APA, the 987-page bill represents a jumping-off point for debate in the Senate over regulations, government investments and incentive programs that could shape the market for green technologies for years to come.
11/04 Solaria Gets $45 Million for Solar Module Development, Will Target Large and Utility-Scale Projects Clean Edge News Solaria Corporation, a designer and global manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules, recently announced that it has closed $45 million in a financing round led by CMEA Capital and DBL Investors.
11/04 Jinko Solar\'s IPO Meets With Tepid Reception Greentech Media China-based Jinko Solar withdrew its IPO plans earlier this year due to \"poor market conditions.\" Jinko manufactures silicon solar wafers, cells, and modules, and had hoped to raise $100 million.


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