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11/04 Clean Energy Patent Growth Index Q3 Results Announced Clean Edge News Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. recently announced results for the third quarter of 2010 for the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index (CEPGI) by the firm\'s Cleantech Group.
11/04 First Wind Secures $98 Million Financing for Rollins Wind Project Clean Edge News First Wind, an independent U.S.-basedwind energy company, recently announcedthat it has obtained $98 million infinancing for its 60 Megawatt RollinsWind project in Penobscot County, Maine.
11/04 California, Oregon, and Massachusetts Lead List of Top 10 Clean-Energy States Clean Edge News With the arrival of the newly elected 112th Congress, likelihood of any significant progress on a focused federal clean-energy strategy in the United States is doubtful
11/04 Deloitte Fast 500 Highlights 22 Clean-Tech Companies Clean Edge News Deloitte recently released the 2010 Technology Fast 500, an annual ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America.
11/04 Carbon Auction Yields $16.9 Million for New York The New York Times New York made $16.9 million in the latest auction of carbon dioxide credits, held this week under the cap-and-trade system known as Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
11/04 Production and Delivery of First Ford Transit Connect Electrics Underway Clean Edge News Ford Motor Company and Azure Dynamicshave begun shipping the first FordTransit Connect Electrics to earlycustomers in North America and to theUnited Kingdom for a demonstration project.
11/04 Climate Talks End With Modest Deal on Emissions The New York Times The United Nations climate changeconference began with modest aims andended early Saturday with modestachievements.
11/04 Senate Adds Key Clean Energy Program to Tax Bill Climate Progress The Senate overwhelmingly approvedending debate on the \"Obama-McConnell\"compromise tax package by a vote of83-15. In addition to extending tax cutsfor middle class and wealthy taxpayers,as well as extending unemploymentinsurance and cutting social securitypayroll taxes, the bill would extend acritical renewable electricity jobcreator, while ignoring a lapsedprovision that would create clean techmanufacturing jobs despite strong publicsupport for boosting manufacturing.
11/04 To Conquer Wind Power, China Writes the Rules The New York Times Judging by the din at its factory hereone recent day, the Spanish companyGamesa may seem to be a thriving playerin the Chinese wind energy industry ithelped create. But Gamesa has learnedthe hard way, as other foreignmanufacturers have, that competing forChina\'s lucrative business means playingby strict house rules that are oftenstacked in Beijing
11/04 Abound Solar Closes $400 Million Loan Guarantee From U.S. Department of Energy and $110 Million Equity Investment Clean Edge News Abound Solar, a manufacturer ofnext-generation, cadmium telluride,thin-film photovoltaic solar modules,recently announced that it has closed ona $400 million loan guarantee from theU.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to fundthe expansion of the company\'smanufacturing capacity.
11/04 SEIA, GTM Research Study Finds U.S. is Major Solar Exporter Clean Edge News The Solar Energy Industries Associationand GTM Research recently released acomprehensive study analyzing trade flowand domestic value creation in the U.S.solar industry.
11/04 Soladigm Secures $30 Million Series C Equity Financing Clean Edge News Soladigm, a developer of highlyenergy-efficient Dynamic Glass fornext-generation buildings, announcedrecently that it has secured $30 millionin Series C equity financing.
11/04 Clean Edge Stock Indexes Experience Mixed Movement 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) up 1.98 percent, the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index (QWND) 4.55 percent lower, and the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) gaining 1.00 percent from the previous week.
11/04 Mount Diablo Unified School District Awards Largest Solar School Contract To Sunpower Clean Edge News Mount Diablo Unified School District and SunPower Corp. recently announced an award to SunPower for the design, installation and maintenance of solar power systems at 51 schools, totaling 11.2 megawatts of solar capacity.
11/04 Clean Edge Stock Indexes Move 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 4.48 percent, the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index (QWND) 0.81 percent higher, and the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) gaining 3.87 percent from the previous week.
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.
11/04 Raser Technologies Launches New Electric Vehicle Company Clean Edge News Raser Technologies, Inc., an energy technology company, recently announced that it has finalized a transaction with a group of private investors lead by California investor Carl E. Berg to form a new electric automotive company focused initially on trucks and SUVs for fleet customers.
11/04 Massachusetts Approves Cape Wind, National Grid PPA Clean Edge News Cape Wind passed another major milestone recently with the approval by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) of the 15-year Power Purchase Agreement with National Grid to buy Cape Wind\'s energy, capacity and renewable energy credits.
11/04 Aquamarine Power Gets $17.4 Million Investment from ABB and Others Clean Edge News Wave energy developer Aquamarine Power recently announced a new investment totaling GBP 11 million ($17.4 million).
11/04 Offshore-Wind Permits to Be Streamlined by U.S. Bloomberg The U.S. will move faster to approve wind-power farms off the Atlantic Coast in an effort to attract investors and jump-start offshore renewable energy, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said.
11/04 KleenSpeed Launches $15K Electric Car System earth2tech Shortly after Tim Collins, the 70-year-old investment banker and founder of electric vehicle racing startup KleenSpeed, won a time trial race at the Laguna Seca Raceway he told me in an interview that KleenSpeed \"plans to get into the car business.\"
11/04 ABB Wins $125 Million Offshore Wind Connection Contract Clean Edge News ABB, a power and automation technology group, has won an order worth $125 million from the Belgian company C-Power NV to link a wind farm 30 kilometers off the coast of Belgium to the mainland grid.
11/04 OPower Closes $50 Million Financing for Home Energy Efficiency Service Clean Edge News OPower, an energy efficiency and Smart Grid software company, announced the closing of a $50 million strategic round of financing. The round was co-led by Accel Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, with participation from New Enterprise Associates (NEA), OPower\'s largest investor.
11/04 EPA Finalizes 2011 Biofuel Targets Clean Edge News The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized the 2011 percentage standards for the four categories of fuel under the agency
11/04 Nissan Leaf Named 2011 European Car of the Year CNET News The Leaf has been named 2011 European Car of the Year, beating out 40 contenders including Alfa Romeo, Citroen, Dacia, Ford, Opel/Vauxhall, and Volvo.
11/04 Obama Extends Drilling Ban in Wake of BP Spill Grist President Barack Obama has reversed a decision to expand oil exploration off U.S. coasts and, in the wake of the BP spill, will extend a deepwater drilling ban in certain areas through 2017, the administration said on Wednesday.
11/04 NRG Solar to Invest $450 Million in 250 MW SunPower Plant Clean Edge News NRG Solar and SunPower Corp. recently announced groundbreaking agreements to begin construction next year of the 250 MW CaliforniaValley Solar Ranch in San Luis Obispo County.
11/04 Racktivity Raises $8 Million for Data Center Efficiency VentureBeat Racktivity has raised $8 million in second-round financing for its management of data center power. The round was led by Partech International, and existing investor Big Bang Ventures participated.
11/04 Gamesa and Eolia Sign Agreement to Develop 324 Megawatts of Wind Energy in Mexico Clean Edge News Gamesa, a manufacturer of wind turbines,has signed an agreement with EoliaRenovables de Inversiones - an independent European wind power producer- to jointly develop several wind energyprojects in Mexico, for which Gamesawill supply 100% of the turbines withcombined installed capacity of 324Megawatts.

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