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11/04 CleanPath Launches $800 Million Fund to Invest in Solar PV Projects Clean Edge News CleanPath announced the close of an equity and credit facility to invest in the development and construction of large-scale solar PV projects in North America.
11/04 1366 Technologies to Recieve $150 Million Loan From DOE Clean Edge News U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently announced the offer of a conditional commitment for a $150 million loan guarantee to 1366 Technologies for the development of a multicrystalline wafer manufacturing project.
11/04 Germany Scraps Reduction for Solar Subsidies Planned for July Bloomberg The German government scrapped plans to reduce subsidized power prices paid for photovoltaic energy in July because new installations fell short of the level needed to trigger a cut.
11/04 Fortum Invests in New Biofuel-Fired Plants in Finland and Latvia Clean Edge News Fortum invests in two new biofuel-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plants inJarvenpaa, Finland, and Jelgava, Latvia.
11/04 Ford to Triple Hybrid Production, Introduce Plug-In Wired News Ford is taking aim at two of its biggest competitors with a hybrid and plug-in hybrid based on the C-Max model it sells in Europe.
11/04 Two California Solar Plants Offered $2 Billion in Loan Commitments From DOE Clean Edge News U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the offer of conditional commitments to provide loan guarantees to support two concentrating solar power (CSP) projects - the Mojave Solar Project (MSP) in San Bernardino County, California, and the Genesis Solar Project, located on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Riverside County, California.
11/04 DOE Announces Six New Corporate Partners Join the National Clean Fleets Partnership Clean Edge News U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that six new corporate partners have joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership. The new partners - Coca-Cola, Enterprise Holdings, General Electric, OSRAM SYLVANIA, Ryder, and Staples - operate a total of nearly a million commercial vehicles nationwide.
11/04 ABB Acquires Epyon to Expand Offering in EV Charging Infrastructure Clean Edge News ABB, a power and automation technology group, announced the acquisition of Epyon, an electric vehicle charging infrastructure company that is focusing on direct current (DC) fast-charging stations and network charger software.
11/04 Global Investments in Green Energy Up Nearly a Third to $211 Billion Clean Edge News Wind farms in China and small-scale solar panels on rooftops in Europe were largely responsible for last year\'s 32% rise in green energy investments worldwide according to the latest annual report on renewable energy investment trends issued by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
11/04 Dow and Mitsui to Create Platform for Biopolymers to Serve Packaging, Hygiene & Medical Markets Clean Edge News The Dow Chemical Company and Mitsui of Tokyo, Japan announced the formation of a new joint venture and execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at providing sustainable product solutions to the global high-performance flexible packaging, hygiene and medical markets.
11/04 EPRI Report Defines Potential Roles for Utilities as Electric Vehicles Take to the Road Clean Edge News The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) recently released a report on the status and technology of electric vehicles and the potential role that utilities will play in integrating electric transportation into resource planning.
11/04 Short on Cash and Know-How, U.S. Geothermal Industry Stumbles New York Times In November 2009, Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. received $57.9 million from the federal government to expand its Faulker 1 power plant near Winnemucca, Nev. But last week, stock analysts downgraded the company\'s stock to a \"sell\" rating after Nevada Geothermal Power announced its plant is stuck at 35 megawatts and investors are unlikely to get their money back.
11/04 DOE Offers $105 Million Loan for Cellulosic Bio-Refinery in Iowa Clean Edge News U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the offer of a conditional commitment for a $105 million loan guarantee to support the development of the nation\'s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant.
11/04 Folsom\'s SynapSense Snags $16 Million for Expansion Sacramento Bee Folsom-based data center management firm SynapSense Corp. has secured $16 million in financing to expand its operations.
11/04 $120 Million to Support Development of Manufacturing Processes Announced by DOE Clean Edge News President Obama launched the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, including an investment of up to $120 million from the Department of Energy over three years to develop manufacturing technologies and materials that could enable industrial facilities to dramatically increase their energy efficiency.
11/04 Tesla Signed to Build Power Train for Electric Rav4 San Francisco Chronicle Tesla Motors has signed a $100 million deal to build the power train for Toyota\'s electric Rav4, the Palo Alto company reported in a government filing.
11/04 DuPont Expands in Solar Energy With Acquisition of Innovalight Clean Edge News DuPont announced that it has acquired Innovalight, a company specializing in advanced silicon inks and process technologies that increase the efficiency of crystalline silicon solar cells.
11/04 AT&T to Power 11 California Sites With Bloom Energy Fuel Cells Clean Edge News AT&T and Bloom Energy Corporation announced that Bloom Energy will install Bloom Energy Servers, or Bloom Boxes, at eleven AT&T sites in California.
11/04 In U.S. Domestic Renewable Energy Production Surpasses Nuclear and Closes in on Oil Clean Edge News According to the most recent issue of the "Monthly Energy Review" by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), renewable energy has passed a milestone as domestic production is now greater than that of nuclear power and is closing in on oil.
11/04 Construction of Largest Rooftop Solar Installation Has Begun in New Jersey NJ.com The sun beamed down on the Gloucester Marine Terminal as officials unveiled the already-in-motion plans to build what they called the largest rooftop solar installation in North America.
11/04 DOE Awards More Than $11 Million to Advance Geothermal Clean Edge News U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that eight projects in five states
11/04 California Delays Cap-And-Trade Auctions, Citing Potential Gaming New York Times California regulators are pushing back their first-in-the-nation economywide greenhouse gas trading system by one year to insulate it from potential market manipulation, the head of the state\'s air agency said recently.
11/04 Conformal Electronics Company, MC10, Raises $12.5M in Series B Financing Clean Edge News Conformal electronics company, MC10, announced the close of a new round of venture financing that will accelerate development and bring its first products to market. The $12.5 million Series B round is led by new investor, Braemar Energy Ventures, and joined by returning investors North Bridge Venture Partners, Osage University Partners, and Terawatt Ventures.
11/04 Alteris, Partner Form Nationwide Sustainable Energy Operation The News-Times Wilton-based Alteris Renewables, one of the largest design-build solar integration companies in the Northeast, has rolled its operations into Real Goods Solar, a publicly traded business based in Colorado.
11/04 Nearly $7.5 Million Awarded to Help Develop Next Generation Wind Turbines Clean Edge News U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that six projects in four states
11/04 Smart-grid Maker Silver Spring Networks Files to Go Public San Jose Mercury News Silver Spring Networks on Thursday became the latest Silicon Valley startup to head for Wall Street. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Redwood City maker of \"smart grid\" hardware and software said it plans to sell $150 million worth of its shares in an initial public offering.
11/04 CCC Private Equity Invests Eight Million Euros in Neura GmbH Clean Edge News Climate Change Capital Private Equity, a 200 million fund dedicated to investments in clean technology companies has invested 8 million euros in NEURA GmbH, an Austrian renewable technology company focused on manufacturing smartgrid enabled heat pumps for both residential and commercial properties.
11/04 GE Wins First Solar-Gas Hybrid Plant From Turkey\'s MetCap Bloomberg General Electric said its new turbine designed to pair gas and renewable-power generation was chosen by Turkey\'s MetCap Energy Investments for the first combination solar-natural gas plant.
11/04 AEP Ohio and Turning Point Solar Partner to Develop 50 MW Solar Facility Clean Edge News AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power, has entered into a participation agreement with Turning Point Solar, a joint venture of Agile Energy and New Harvest Ventures, to cooperate on the development of one of the largest solar generating facilities east of the Mississippi River.
11/04 Wind Energy Manufacturer Selects Kansas For New Facility KAKE Colorado-based New Millennium Wind Energy has chosen the Kansas Logistics Park in Newton for its first manufacturing facility, state and local officials announced recently.

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