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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 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 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 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 First Wind Secures $76 Million Financing for Sheffield Wind Project Clean Edge News First Wind, an independent U.S.-basedwind energy company, recently announcedthat it has obtained $76 million infinancing for the company\'s 40 megawatt(MW) Sheffield Wind project.
11/04 Clean Edge Stock Indexes End Year With Calm Week Clean Edge News Clean Edge and NASDAQ\'s three benchmark clean-tech stock indexes ended the year with a week of mild and mixed movement. For the week, the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index (CELS) was down 0.80 percent, the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index (QWND) 1.99 percent higher, and the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) gained a slight 0.01 percent from the previous week.
11/04 Kyocera Wins $485 Million Order to Supply Panels to Thai Solar Projets Clean Edge News Kyocera Corporation recently announcedthat it has agreed to supply roughly onemillion solar modules equivalent to204-megawatts (MW) for Thailand\'slargest solar power project, which isbeing implemented by Solar Power Co., Ltd.
11/04 K Road Power Acquires 850 Megawatt Calico Solar Project Clean Edge News K Road Power Holdings recently announcedits wholly owned subsidiary K Road Sunhas acquired the Calico Solar Projectfrom Tessera Solar North America.
11/04 Japan\'s Government Fudges Start of Carbon Trading Amid Industry Opposition Bloomberg Japan\'s government took a step back fromplans to start carbon trading in 2013amid opposition from industries that sayemission-trading rules would add tocosts and limit their ability to competeagainst rivals in China and India whodon
11/04 Clean Energy Investment Reaches New Record in 2010 Clean Edge News New investment in clean energy smashed through previous levels to reach$243bn in 2010, according to the latest figures from research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
11/04 NRG\'s Agua Caliente Solar Project Receives DOE Loan Guarantee For Up to $967 Million Clean Edge News NRG Energy recently announced that the290-megawatt Agua Caliente solar project has received an offer of a conditional commitment for aloan guarantee of up to $967 million from the U.S. Department of Energy.
11/04 Clean Edge Stock Indexes End Week with Mixed Performance Clean Edge News Clean Edge and NASDAQ\'s three benchmark clean-tech stock indexes experienced mixed movement last week, as the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index (CELS) was down 3.96 percent, the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index (QWND) slightly higher by 0.35 percent, and the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) up 0.64 percent from the previous week.
11/04 Greece\'s PPC Seeks Strategic Partner for Solar-Energy, $810 Million Plant Bloomberg Public Power Corp SA, Greece\'s biggest electricity producer, plans an international tender for a strategic partner for renewable energy investments, starting with the world\'s biggest solar project.
11/04 Coskata Biorefinery to Receive $250 Million Loan Guarantee From USDA Clean Edge News Coskata, a developer of technology for the production of renewable fuels and chemicals, was recently notified by the USDA of their intent to provide a $250 million loan guarantee in support of a commercial biorefinery that will utilize Coskata\'s technology.
11/04 Dow Commits $10 Million in Partnership With The Nature Conservancy Clean Edge News Andrew Liveris, chairman and chief executive officer of The Dow Chemical Company and Mark Tercek, chief executive officer ofThe Nature Conservancy recently announced a new collaboration between the organizations tohelp Dow and other companies recognize, value and incorporate nature into global business goals,decisions and strategies.
11/04 US Wind Installations Down in 2010, But Lower Pricing Makes Wind Increasingly Cost-Competitive with Natural Gas Clean Edge News America\'s wind industry built 5,115 megawatts of wind power last year, barely half of 2009
11/04 Fulcrum BioEnergy Closes $75 Million Financing Clean Edge News Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc., a next generation biofuels company, recently announced that it closed a $75 million Series C financing.
11/04 Obama Sets 2035 Clean Electricity Target Reuters U.S. President Barack Obama set a target for power plants to produce mostly clean electricity by 2035 -- including power from sources like clean coal and natural gas -- in his State of the Union address on Tuesday.
11/04 ECOtality Secures $10 Million Investment from ABB Clean Edge News ECOtality, a clean electrictransportation and storage technologycompany, recently announced that thecompany has secured a $10 million equityinvestment from ABB.
11/04 Secretary Chu Announces Up to $10 Million This Year to Promote Clean Energy in Tribal Communities Clean Edge News U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently announced two new initiatives to promote tribal energy development. Up to $10 million will be available this year through DOE\'s Tribal Energy Program to support the evaluation, development and deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects on tribal lands.
11/04 GCL-Poly Signs Contract with Canadian Solar to Supply 5.2 Gigawatts of Wafer and Polysilicon Products Clean Edge News GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited (GCL-Poly) recently announced that it has signed a long-term supplementary contract with Canadian Solar, a vertically-integrated manufacturer of PV modules, to supply wafer and polysilicon products.
11/04 SunPower and Southern California Edison Sign Contracts for 711 Megawatts of Solar Power Clean Edge News SunPower recently announced it hassigned three power purchase agreementswith Southern California Edison fordelivery of a total of 711 megawatts(MW)of solar power.
11/04 New Study ID\'s Best U.S. High-Speed Rail Corridors Clean Edge News A new study recently released by America2050 identifies the high-speed railcorridors with the greatest potential toattract ridership in each of thenation\'s \"megaregions\"
11/04 SoloPower Plans $340 Million Thin-Film Solar Plant Clean Edge News SoloPower, a California-basedmanufacturer of thin film solar cellsand modules, announces it will locate ahigh volume manufacturing facility inWilsonville, Oregon.
11/04 Clean Edge Stock Indexes Gain Ground Clean Edge News Clean Edge and NASDAQ\'s three benchmark clean-tech stock indexes each performed well last week, as the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index (CELS) was up 3.25 percent, the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index (QWND) 3.72 percent higher, and the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) gained 2.68 percent from the previous week.
11/04 New South Wales Approves First Large Scale Solar Farm Energy Business News New South Wales, Australia\'s mostpopulous state, recently approved theconstruction of a $300m solar farm to bebuilt by Infigen and Suntech as part ofa new joint venture.
11/04 Mascoma, Frontier Renewable Resources and Valero Ink Deal to Develop Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Biorefinery Clean Edge News Mascoma Corporation, a biofuels company,recently announced that Valero EnergyCorporation, the nation\'s largestindependent oilrefiner, has invested in MascomaCorporation. Further, Mascoma, Valero,and Mascoma\'soperating subsidiary, Frontier RenewableResources LLC, jointly owned withnatural resourcemanagement company, J.M. Longyear LLC,have signed a non-binding letter ofintent to supportthe construction of one of the world\'sfirst commercial scale wood-basedcellulosic ethanolbiorefineries, slated to break ground in2011 in Kinross Charter Township, Michigan.
11/04 REpower and Saint-Laurent Energies Consortium Sign a 300 MW Contract for Canadian Wind Projects Clean Edge News REpower Systems AG and the Saint-Laurent Energies Consortium have concluded a contract for the delivery of 150 wind turbines.
11/04 UK Firm Signs Cuban Renewable Energy Deal BBC Havana Energy, chaired by former Labour government minister Brian Wilson, plans to develop the technology to build biomass energy plants in the country.
11/04 GE Energy Financial Services and Bankers Commercial Corporation Buy 150 Megawatt Alta Wind I Wind Farm Clean Edge News GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of GE, and Bankers Commercial Corporation, a unit of UnionBanCal Corporation, recently announced that they have purchased the first wind farm to start operations in one of the largest wind energy projects in the United States.

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