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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.
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 DOE Finalizes $343M Loan Guarantee for Transmission Project to Deliver Renewable Energy to Southwest Clean Edge News Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently announced that the U.S. Department of Energy has finalized a $343 million loan guarantee, supported by the Recovery Act, to develop the One Nevada Transmission Line, known as the ON Line project.
11/04 Tessera Sells Off 2nd Big Cali Solar Project Reuters It was only in December that Tessera Solar announced the sale of its crown-jewel, an 850-MW solar project, after it had trouble lining up financing and lost its power sales contract. Now the Houston-based company has sold another big project, a 709-MW solar development, to AES Solar, Tessera said Wednesday.
11/04 Latest Technologies Place in This Year\'s Greenest Vehicles List Clean Edge News With the arrival of the first widely available plug-in vehicles, model year 2011 boasts the most diverse car offerings ever in terms of technologies and fuels. Recently the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy released its 14th annual environmental ratings for the model year showing how they all stack up. Some newcomers - including an electric vehicle and a plug-in electric hybrid - did well, while several of the regulars held their ground.
11/04 Developer Considers Building 1,000-Megawatt Offshore Wind Farm NJ Spotlight Garden State Offshore Energy is thinking about nearly tripling the size of its proposed offshore wind farm project, a decision that would mean building 1,000 megawatts of generating capacity more than 16 miles off the coast of Atlantic and Cape May counties.
11/04 Gamesa Partners With Chinese Firms to Develop 600 MW of Wind in China Clean Edge News Gamesa, a global wind turbine manufacturer and wind farm developer, said it has signed two new agreements with Guangdong Nuclear Wind Power and China Huadian New Energy Development to develop a total of 600 MW wind projects in Jilin province and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
11/04 SolarCity Buys Residential Arm of groSolar Clean Edge News SolarCity, a of solar power financing, design, installation, monitoring and energy efficiency services company, recently announced that it is acquiring the East Coast\'s largest residential solar installer and is expanding to serve Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
11/04 Clean Edge Stock Indexes Rise Slightly Clean Edge News Clean Edge and NASDAQ\'s three benchmark clean-tech stock indexes saw another week of mild positive movement last week, as the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index (CELS) was up 1.76 percent, the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index (QWND) higher by 0.80 percent, and the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) up 1.87 percent from the previous week.
11/04 SoloPower Receives Conditional $197 Million DOE Loan Guarantee Clean Edge News SoloPower, a San Jose, California-based manufacturer of thin film solar cells and modules, recently announced that it has received a conditional commitment from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Programs Office for a $197 million loan guarantee.
11/04 Green Plains Acquires Ethanol Plant From Otter Tail For $55 Million Clean Edge News Green Plains Renewable Energy recently announced that its bid to purchase certain assets of Otter Tail Ag Enterprises was accepted by the bankruptcy court overseeing the auction process.
11/04 Conergy Unit Plans $2.7 Billion Australian Wind Farms Bloomberg A unit of Conergy AG, the German solar power company, said it plans three wind farms in Australia estimated to cost as much as $2.7 billion that will proceed if the government does more to spur clean energy investment.
11/04 City of Chicago and 350Green Announce City-Wide Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles Clean Edge News Recently at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and officials from the City of Chicago announced the selection of 350Green, a developer of electric vehicle (EV) charging networks, to design, build and operate a network of 280 EV charging stations throughout the Chicago area.
11/04 Contact Energy Strikes Multi-Million Dollar Geothermal Deal New Zeland Herald Contact Energy will spend $623 million building a new 159 megawatt geothermal power plant, partially replacing its 52 year-old Wairakei power station, and will turn to shareholders for part of the funding.
11/04 Northland Power and Mnidoo Mnising Partner on Ontario Wind Project Clean Edge News Mnidoo Mnising Power, a company formed by the United Chiefs and Councils of Mnidoo Mnising First Nations, has entered into a 50/50 partnership with Northland Power Inc. to develop the McLean\'s Mountain 60 megawatt Wind Farm Project, located on Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron.
11/04 Suzlon Energy Plans $392 Million Australian Wind Farm in New South Wales Bloomberg Suzlon Energy Ltd., the world\'s third-biggest maker of wind turbines, plans to build a wind farm in Australia\'s New South Wales state estimated to cost about A$390 million ($392 million), government filings show.
11/04 Clean Edge Stock Indexes Rise Clean Edge News Clean Edge and NASDAQ\'s three benchmark clean-tech stock indexes each moved higher last week, as the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index (CELS) was up5.29 percent, the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index (QWND) higher by 1.76 percent, and the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) gaining 2.39 percent from the previous week.
11/04 KiOR Receives Term Sheet For Over $1 Billion Loan Guarantee For Biofuels Project Clean Edge News KiOR, Inc., recently announced that it has received a term sheet for a loan guarantee supporting an over $1 billion biofuels project from the U.S. Department of Energy\'s Loan Guarantee Program. The project would convert wood biomass into drop in biofuels such as gasoline and diesel fuel.
11/04 DOE Invests $27 Million in Nine Solar Projects and Gives Details of \'SunShot\' Initiative Clean Edge News U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently announced additional details of the Department of Energy\'s \"SunShot\" initiative and invested up to $27 million in nine new solar projects.
11/04 Asian Development Bank Loans $36.8 Million for Wind Farm in Pakistan Clean Edge News The Asian Development Bank will be providing a loan to help fund the first privately owned and financed wind farm in Pakistan. The output from the plant will provide much-needed additional power for Pakistan, improve the country\'s energy security, and lower reliance on fossil fuels.
11/04 The Only Geothermal Power Plant in the U.S in 2010 is Brought Online By Ormat Clean Edge News Ormat Technologies was successful in bringing its 15 MW Jersey Valley geothermal power plant online. Jersey Valley was the only utility-scale geothermal plant completed in the U.S. this past year.
11/04 BioJet Receives $1.2 Billion Financing From Equity Partners Fund Clean Edge News BioJet International recently announced that it has received a $1.2 Billion funding facility from Cayman based Equity Partners Fund SPC. The funding structure is a 3 year facility; further terms of the funding were not disclosed.
11/04 Salazar, Chu Announce Offshore Wind Initiatives, Including Up To $50.5 Million in Funding Clean Edge News Unveiling a coordinated strategic plan to accelerate the development of offshore wind energy, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu recently announced steps forward in support of offshore wind energy in the United States, including new funding opportunities for up to $50.5 million for projects that support offshore wind energy deployment and several high priority Wind Energy Areas in the mid-Atlantic that aim to spur development of this renewable resource.
11/04 City Is Looking at Sewage Treatment as a Source of Energy New York Times New York City\'s sewage presents a daunting and costly challenge: it creates foul odors and often contaminates waterways. But the city is now casting its sewage treatment plants and the vast amounts of sludge, methane gas and other byproducts of the wastewater produced by New Yorkers, as an asset
11/04 FirstEnergy and Iberdrola Sign Power Agreement For Ohio Wind Project Clean Edge News FirstEnergy recently announced that itsFirstEnergy Solutions subsidiary will purchase 100 megawatts of output from the 304-MW Blue Creek Wind Farm, which is being built in western Ohio by Iberdrola Renewables, a global wind power provider.
11/04 Khosla-Backed Gevo Raises $107 Million in Biofuels IPO VentureBeat Biofuels company Gevo raised $107 million in a recent initial public offering, pricing 7.1 million shares at $15 each.
11/04 New Geothermal Firm, LVestus Energy, Secures $750 Million Clean Edge News LVestus Energy, a newly created company that provides the utility-like delivery of GeoExchange energy through self-funded loop field installations, recently announced that it has secured $750 million in initial project funding from Sundance Capital Group, LLC.
11/04 GE Acquires Wind Tower Systems and Their Tall Wind Turbine Technology Clean Edge News GE recently announced the acquisition of Wind Tower Systems, LLC a company that provides technology that is expected to enable taller wind turbine towers. Some companies are focusing on the need for taller wind turbine towers as blade lengths increase.

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