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11/04 AES Expands Wind Development Pipeline in Poland Clean Edge News The AES Corporation recently announced that its wind business has signed an agreement with Jan Reichert, a Polish wind developer, to acquire its development pipeline of 353 MW.
11/04 Clean Edge Stock Indexes Experience Solid Week of Gains Clean Edge News Clean Edge and NASDAQ\'s three benchmark clean-tech stock indexes experienced solid gains last week with the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index (CELS) up 6.58 percent, the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index (QWND) up 3.49 percent, and the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) 3.81 percent higher from the previous week.
11/04 Report Outlines Strategy for UK to Become Carbon Neutral by 2030 Recharge ZeroCarbonBritain2030, which received input from 13 universities, 12 research bodies and eight private companies, aims to show how the \"right mix\" of power from renewable energy sources can be harnessed to meet the country
11/04 Intamac Gets $5.9 Million for Energy Monitoring and Management Technology Clean Edge News Intamac Systems Limited, a developer of internet accessed monitoring and control services, recently announced it has received a GBP 4 million ($5.9 million) investment from a syndicate of London based investors including Carbon Trust Investments, Chandos Capital Ventures and Seraphim Capital.
11/04 Taiwan Semiconductor Invests $50 Million, Takes 21 Percent Stake in Thin-Film Developer Stion Clean Edge News Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Stion Corp., a manufacturer of high-efficiency thin-film solar photovoltaic modules, recently announced that the two companies have reached a series of agreements covering technology licensing, supply, and joint development.
11/04 EPA Says Senate Climate Bill Would Cost Less than $1 a Day Sustainable Business The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency yesterday released its cost analysis of the American Power Act, finding that it would cost American families less than a dollar a day to establish the carbon capping measures proposed in the bill.
11/04 EWEA Expects10 GW of New Wind Capacity for the EU in 2010 Clean Edge News The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) recently released its forecast for wind power installations in 2010. It expects 10 GW of new wind power capacity to be installed in the EU during 2010, taking total installed capacity by the end of 2010 to almost 85 GW - an increase of 13%.
11/04 Itron Chosen by Iberdrola for Spain Smart Meter Deployment Clean Edge News Itron, a developer of smart metering and smart grid solutions, recently announced that it has been selected by Spain-based Iberdrola, one of the world\'s largest electricity utilities, for the first phase of its smart metering program.
11/04 Nevada Geothermal Power to get $98.5 Million Loan with DOE Acting as Loan Guarantor Clean Edge News Nevada Geothermal Power (NGP) recently announced that it has received a conditional commitment from John Hancock Financial Services as lead lender for a $98.5 million loan and an offer for a conditional commitment from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as loan guarantor for up to 80 percent of the loan amount.
11/04 Q2 Nasdaq Clean Edge Stock Index Update Clean Edge
11/04 REG Expands Used Cooking Oil Supply, Acquires Tellurian Biodiesel and American BDF Clean Edge News Renewable Energy Group (REG), headquartered in Ames, Iowa, is acquiring Tellurian Biodiesel, Inc. and American BDF, LLC (ABDF).
11/04 Google Energy\'s Big Green Power Purchase The Guardian Google is officially in the green energy business. The search giant announced on Tuesday that its Google Energy subsidiary signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with NextEra Energy. Google will begin buying 114 megawatts of electricity from an Iowa wind farm on July 30.
11/04 Vestas Receives 570 MW Order for California Wind Farm Clean Edge News Vestas received a 570 MW order for 190 V90-3.0 MW turbines for Terra-Gen\'s Alta Wind Energy Center near Tehachapi, California, USA.
11/04 Applied Materials Drops SunFab Sales RenewableEnergyWorld.com Applied Materials Inc. this week announced plans to restructure its Energy and Environmental Solutions (EES) segment. As part of this plan, the company said that it will stop sales of its SunFab thin-film solar lines and refocus on its LED business.
11/04 SunPower Partners with Solar Ventures to Build 11.1 MW Project in Italy Clean Edge News SunPower Corp. and Solar Ventures, a developer of solar parks in Italy, France and the Mediterranean area, recently announced that they have signed a contract to design and build three solar power plants in the Piedmont region of Italy.
11/04 On the Death of the Climate Bill Grist Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has officially announced that there will be no climate bill this year.
11/04 Solarbuzz Predicts U.S. Solar Market Could Grow Tenfold by 2014 PV Tech Solarbuzz\'s latest report, \"United States PV Market 2010,\" reveals that the U.S. solar market grew 36% in 2009, responding positively to the economic downfall.
11/04 Solar Market Hits 3.7 GW in Q2: Report RenewableEnergyWorld.com The solar photovoltaic market saw module shipments increase for the fifth consecutive quarter in Q2 2010 to 3.7 gigawatts, generating $7.1 billion in revenues according to IMS Research\'s latest quarterly report on the solar cell & module market.
11/04 BP Buys Verenium\'s Cellulosic Biofuel Business for $98.3 Million Clean Edge News BP and Verenium Corporation recently announced an agreement for BP Biofuels North America to acquire Verenium\'s cellulosic biofuels business, including facilities in Jennings, LA and San Diego, CA for $98.3 million.
11/04 Solar in for Healthy Q2 but Fears About 2011 Remain Reuters Strong sales of modules in Germany, the world\'s No.1 solar market, are set to boost revenues for the sector elite\'s in the second quarter but won\'t allay fears about weaker 2011 demand as incentives wane.
11/04 Clean Edge Stock Indexes Experience Quiet Week Clean Edge News Clean Edge and NASDAQ\'s three benchmark clean-tech stock indexes ended a quiet week with the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index (CELS) down 2.33 percent, the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index (QWND) growing 0.14 percent, and the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) 1.71 percent lower from the previous week.
11/04 California\'s Photovoltaic Push Grist Amid the hullabaloo over government-chartered mortgage giants derailing the green financing program known as Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, the march toward distributed generation of renewable energy -- that is, generating electricity from decentralized sources such as rooftop solar panels or backyard wind turbines -- continues.
11/04 Tesla Formalizes Toyota Deal for Two Cars CNET Electric carmaker Tesla Motors has signed a memorandum of understanding with Japanese automaker Toyota Motor to deliver two electric vehicles to the world\'s largest automaker by the end of month.
11/04 43 New Research Projects Get ARPA-E Funding Clean Edge News U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu recently announced 43 cutting-edge research projects that aim to dramatically improve how the U.S. uses and produces energy.
11/04 GE Announces $200 Million Open Innovation Challenge Seeking Electric Grid Breakthroughs Clean Edge News GE recently announced today a $200 million open innovation challenge that seeks breakthrough ideas to create a smarter, cleaner, more efficient electric grid, and accelerate the adoption of more efficient grid technologies.
11/04 Bill Gates Backs EcoMotors\' New OPOC Engine With $23.5 Million VentureBeat EcoMotors International, has gained the spotlight following the announcement it has received $23.5 million in funding from Microsoft founder Bill Gates and investor Vinod Khosla.
11/04 MIT Study Touts Natural Gas as Bridge Fuel to a Low-Carbon Future Clean Edge News Natural gas will play a leading role inreducing greenhouse-gas emissions over the next several decades, largely byreplacing older, inefficient coal plants with highly efficient combined-cycle gasgeneration.
11/04 Exxon, Synthetic Genomics Open Algae Test Facility earth2tech Combine the billion-dollar-balance sheet of oil giant Exxon and the brain power of genomics guru Craig Venter and what do you get? Algae fuel\'s big breakthrough.
11/04 Trilliant Raises $106 Million for Smart Grid Tech Clean Edge News Trilliant Incorporated, a developer of Smart Grid solutions that enhance energy efficiency, utility operations, and renewable resource integration, has announced new financing totaling $106 million from a global syndicate of investors.
11/04 SolarCity Announces $21.5 Million Financing Round Clean Edge News SolarCity, a provider of solar power financing, design, installation, monitoring and related services, recently announced a new, $21.5 million round of private financing.

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