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Clean Edge covers the latest announcements, activities, and developments in clean energy.

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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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 Holmen and E.ON Partner to Build Wind Farms in Sweden Clean Edge News Holmen, a Sweden-based paper company, and E.ON, a German utility, plan to erect wind turbines in three different areas, primarily located on Holmen\'s land and all identified as suitable by Ornskoldsvik Municipality in Sweden.
11/04 EPA Proposes to Defer Biomass GHG Emissions Requirements Clean Edge News Following through on a January 2011 commitment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to defer, for three years, Clean Air Act permitting requirements for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from bioenergy and other biogenic sources.
11/04 ABB Acquires 35 Percent Stake in Novatec Solar Clean Edge News ABB, a power and automation technology group, has agreed to buy a 35 percent stake in Novatec Solar (formerly Novatec Biosol), a Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology company based in Karlsruhe, Germany.
11/04 SustainX Receives $14.4 Million to Develop Energy Storage System for Electrical Grid Clean Edge News New Hampshire-based company SustainX has received $14.4 million from GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of GE, and other investors to continue developing its technology for energy storage using compressed air.
11/04 Clean Edge Stock Indices Move Higher Clean Edge News Clean Edge and NASDAQ\'s three benchmark clean-tech stock indexes all rose last week, with the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index (CELS) up 0.74 percent, the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index (QWND) higher by 8.63 percent, and the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) down 0.83 percent higher from the previous week.
11/04 Semi-Annual Changes to the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid and Wind Energy Indexes Clean Edge News The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. and Clean Edge, Inc. have announced the results of the semi-annual evaluation of the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index (NASDAQ: QWND) and Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (NASDAQ: QGRD), which became effective with the market open today.
11/04 BP Acquires CNAA, Expands its Biofuels Business in Brazil Clean Edge News BP recently announced that it has agreed to acquire majority control of the Brazilian ethanol and sugar producer Companhia Nacional de Acucar e Alcool (CNAA).
11/04 Harvest Power Raises $51.7 Million Clean Edge News Harvest Power, a producer of renewable energy and fertilizer products from organic waste, recently announced $51.7 million in Series B financing.
11/04 Solazyme Files for Proposed $100 Million IPO Clean Edge News Solazyme, a renewable oil and industrial biotechnology company, recently announced the company has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering.
11/04 3Power Energy Enters $50 Million Financing Agreement With CR&P Holding Clean Edge News Prime Sun Power, recently rebranded as 3Power Energy Group, recently announced that it has signed a financing and security agreement with CR&P Holding S.p.A., an Italian investment group, for a $50 million secured loan.
11/04 European Investment Bank Provides 80 Million Euro Financing for German Offshore Wind Farm Clean Edge News The European Investment Bank is providing a EUR 80 million loan to finance the construction and operation of Germany\'s first commercial offshore windfarm.
11/04 Alta Devices Raises $72 Million for Solar PV Clean Edge News Alta Devices Inc. recently announced it has raised funding to focus on improving the production economics of high efficiency solar PV applications.
11/04 Greengate Gets Provincial Approval to Build 300 Megawatt Wind Farm in Alberta Clean Edge News Greengate Power recently received approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission to construct and operate its Blackspring Ridge I Wind Project pursuant to Section 11 of the Alberta Hydro and Electric Act.
11/04 Federal Agencies Partner to Launch $12 Million Green Entrepreneurial Initiative Clean Edge News The U.S. Department of Energy joined with the U.S. Commerce Department\'s Economic Development Administration and its Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship recently to announce the opening of the $12 million i6 Green Challenge, which will also be conducted in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, and Commerce\'s National Institute of Standards and Technology and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
11/04 Clean Edge Stock Indexes Fall Clean Edge News Clean Edge and NASDAQ\'s three benchmark clean-tech stock indexes experienced a week of poor performance, with the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index (CELS) down 5.98 percent, the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index (QWND) lower by 0.05 percent, and the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) down 4.13 percent from the previous week.
11/04 Semi-Annual Changes to the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Clean Edge News The NASDAQ OMX Group and Clean Edge recently announced the results of the semi-annual evaluation of the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index (NASDAQ: CELS), which will become effective prior to market open on Monday, March 21, 2011.
11/04 Solar, Wind, and Biofuels Global Markets Surge 35 Percent to $188.1 Billion in 2010 Clean Edge News Clean Edge\'s 10th Anniversary Clean Energy Trends Report Finds Solar and Wind Grew an Average 40 and 30 Percent Annually over Past Decade
11/04 China Adds 18.9 GW of New Wind Capacity in 2010 Clean Edge News China added 18.9 GW of new wind power capacity, thereby reaching a total installed capacity of 44.7 GW.
11/04 Brazil\'s CPFL Energia Announces $597 Million Acquisition of Jantus Clean Edge News CPFL Energia S.A. recently announced that it has entered into an agreement with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Citi Participacoes e Investimentos Ltda., an investment fund managed by Black River Asset Management LLC, Carbon Capital Markets Limited, which holds its interest in Jantus on behalf of its parent company Trading Emissions PLC, Matthew Alexander Swiney, and other minority shareholders to acquire 100 percent of the quotas of Jantus SL, and to potentially acquire another company to be organized by the sellers through a corporate reorganization in Jantus.

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