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11/04 Clean Edge Stock Indexes Experience Mixed Performance Clean Edge News Clean Edge and NASDAQ\'s three benchmark clean-tech stock indexes experienced mixed movement last week with the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index (CELS) down 2.24 percent, the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index (QWND) falling 1.54 percent, and the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) 0.09 percent higher from the previous week.
11/04 Department of Interior Approves 1 GW Blythe Solar Power Plant in California Clean Edge News US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar authorized on Monday the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Blythe solar power plant site.
11/04 NRG Energy to Invest $300 Million in Brightsource\'s Ivanpah Solar Thermal Project Clean Edge News NRG Energy, Inc. recently announced it will partner with BrightSource Energy toconstruct, finance, own and operate the largest solar thermal project in the world, the 392 MW Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in southeastern California\'s Mojave Desert. NRGSolar plans to become the lead investor in Ivanpah, investing up to $300 million over the next threeyears.
11/04 Report: Hybrid and EV Sales to Grow but Remain Small CNET News J.D. Power and Associates today forecast that 7 percent of new auto sales in 2020 will be hybrids or battery electric vehicles but a \"mass migration\" to electric cars is unlikely to happen in the U.S.
11/04 SunRun Receives New Financing to Complete 1,900 Residential Solar Installations Clean Edge News SunRun, a provider of residential solar, recently announced it received an additional commitment of tax equity from an affiliate of U.S. Bancorp to develop 1,900 residential solar installations.
11/04 Better Place to Launch EV Taxi Program in San Francisco Bay Area Clean Edge News Better Place, with support from the U.S. Department of Transportation via the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, recently announced a commitment to bring a switchable battery, electric taxi program to the Bay Area in partnership with the cities of San Francisco and San Jose to further cement the region\'s EV leadership position.
11/04 PPC Plans Renewables Renaissance, Giant Solar Park Reuters Greek utility PPC plans a sevenfold increase in its clean energy production over the next five years and is thinking of building one of the world\'s largest solar parks.
11/04 Wind Turbine Giant Vestas Cuts 3,000 Jobs BBC News Vestas, the world\'s largest wind turbine maker, has announced plans to cut 3,000 jobs because of weak demand, around 15% of its global workforce.
11/04 What Will It Take for Solar to Hit 44GW by 2020? earth2tech Solar energy accounts for less than 1 percent of the U.S. electricity sources, but $100 billion of private investment and continual government subsidies could push that to 4.3 percent by 2020, according to a report out today from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
11/04 DOE Announces $350 Million Loan Guarantee for Nevada Transmission Line Project Clean Edge News The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced the offer of a conditional commitment for a $350 million loan guarantee to develop the One Nevada Transmission Line (ON Line), the first transmission line project to be offered a conditional commitment by the Loan Programs Office of the Department of Energy.
11/04 Tesla Gears Up $42 Million Fremont Factory for Model S Venture Beat Tesla has officially completed its $42 million acquisition of the former NUMMI factory, a joint venture between Toyota and General Motors that was shut down in April due to the recession.
11/04 $190 Billion Market Potential for Commercial Real Estate Retrofits: Report Clean Edge News Retrofitting the nation\'s existing commercial building stock is moving to the forefront of efforts to reduce carbon emissions in the U.S., and is broadly acknowledged as one of the least expensive ways to mitigate climate change, according to New Tools. New Rules., a new report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
11/04 Accent Gets $7 Million for Smart Meter Communication Technology Clean Edge News Accent, a developer of semiconductor communications and metering technologies, announced recently that it has closed a new round of financing of 5 Million Euros from Silicon Valley investor Tallwood Venture Capital.
11/04 First Solar Announces Plans to Build Two New Manufacturing Plants Clean Edge News First Solar, Inc. recently announced plans to build two new four-line manufacturing plants that will boost the company\'s annual manufacturing capacity by nearly 500 MW to help meet strong demand for its advanced thin-film photovoltaic modules.
11/04 15 Algae Fuel Startups, 2010 Edition earth2tech Two and a half years ago we put together this cheat sheet on 15 algae fuel startups you need to know, which turned into one of our most popular posts of all time. But boy have things changed since then.
11/04 Clean Edge Stock Indexes Move Slightly Higher Clean Edge News Clean Edge and NASDAQ\'s three benchmark clean-tech stock indexes moved higher last week with the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index (CELS) up 2.74 percent, the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index (QWND) growing 0.31 percent, and the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) 2.79 percent higher from the previous week.
11/04 Silicon Solar Thin Film Manufactured for Under $0.70 Cents a Watt by Oerlikon CleanTechnica First Solar, which broke the $1.00 a Watt price barrier last year, is currently the low cost leader in being able to produce (non-silicon based) thin film at $0.76 cents a Watt, and they have been rewarded with contracts from major utilities such as PG&E for solar thin film installations on a utility scale.
11/04 Ice Energy Gets $24 Million for Distributed Energy Storage Technology Clean Edge News Ice Energy, a provider of smart grid-enabled distributed energy storage solutions to the electric utility industry, recently announced it has completed a $24 million first closing of its Series C financing.
11/04 1366 Technologies Raises $20 Million for Solar Manufacturing Technology Clean Edge News 1366 Technologies, a developer of solar manufacturing technology, recently announced the close of a $20 million Series B financing bringing the company\'s total amount raised to $37.55 million.
11/04 Siemens Secures 288 MW Offshore Wind Turbine Supply Contract Clean Edge News Siemens has landed an order to supply 80 wind turbines for the Dan Tysk wind farm off Germany\'s North Sea coast.
11/04 Tendril Raises $23 Million, Acquires GroundedPower Clean Edge News Tendril recently announced that it has purchased Massachusetts-based GroundedPower and secured an additional $23 million in investment.
11/04 Rising Hopes that Electric Cars Can Play a Key Role on the Grid Yale e360 The United States now has more than 35,000 megawatts of installed wind energy, enough to power close to 10 million homes. Close on the heels of this ongoing renewable energy revolution is another green technology: By next year tens of thousands of Nissan LEAFs, Chevy Volts, and other electric vehicles will start rolling off assembly lines.
11/04 Saint-Gobain to Make $80 Million Strategic Investment in Energy-Saving Glass Maker Sage Clean Edge News Saint-Gobain, a global glass and construction material manufacturer, is making an $80 million strategic equity investment in Sage Electrochromics to make electronically tintable \"dynamic glass\" an affordable, energy-saving, mass-market product.
11/04 Solazyme Announces Microalgae Nutritional Joint Venture Clean Edge News Solazyme, Inc. a California-based developer of in renewable oil and bioproducts and Roquette Freres, a global starch and starch-derivatives company headquartered in France, recently announced that they have signed a joint venture (JV) agreement for the production, commercialization and market development of microalgae-derived food ingredients, subject to regulatory approvals and notifications.
11/04 Clean Edge Stock Indexes End Week Higher Clean Edge News Clean Edge and NASDAQ\'s three benchmark clean-tech stock indexes each moved higher last week with the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index (CELS) up 4.23 percent, the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index (QWND) rising 2.89 percent, and the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) 2.42 percent higher from the previous week.
11/04 CEO Abruptly Resigns From Electric Car Maker Coda Greentech Media Coda Automotive, which plans on bringing a Chinese-American electric car to market in a few weeks, has swapped its CEO.
11/04 BMW Unveils $500 Million Electric Car Investment AFP Via Google The world\'s leading luxury car maker, BMW, said on Friday it will invest 400 million euros (560 million dollars) by 2013 to produce an electric car as German manufacturers try to catch up with global rivals.
11/04 British Gas Taps Trilliant for 1 Million Smart Meter Rollout Clean Edge News Trilliant Incorporated, a Smart Grid communications provider, recently announced that it has been selected by British Gas to provide the communications equipment for their Smart Meter deployment. The initial roll out to support over 1 million of British Gas\' nearly 16 million customer accounts is expected to be completed in 2012.
11/04 GE Names Winners of $200 Million Ecomagination Challenge Green Wombat Four months ago, General Electric fired up the imaginations of would-be entrepreneurs tooling away in garages everywhere when it offered up $200 million as part of an \"Ecomagination Challenge\" to crowdsource smart grid and renewable energy ideas.
11/04 Chevy Volt Wins Green Car of the Year Award Clean Edge News The 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric car with extended-range capability recently was named Green Car Journal\'s Green Car of the Year. The Volt is the first electric vehicle to win the award.

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