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03/05 New Pollution Tool: Toxic Avengers With Leaves New York Times As scientists struggle to find cheaper, easier ways to clean up polluted soil and groundwater, they are increasingly wielding a novel tool: plants.
03/04 Soybeans and Corn Power Their Way into Fuel Options Christian Science Monitor With fossil fuels costly and crop prices low, bio-fuels represent a clean-burning, renewable energy source.
03/04 Skeljungur Ltd., INE, DCH Launch Commercial Fuel Cells Initiative Clean Edge News DCH Technology announced they have signed an agreement with Skeljungur Ltd. under which the energy provider will distribute DCH fuel cells in Iceland as part of a six-month market opportunity assessment.
03/03 Millennium Cell Completes On-Demand Hydrogen Testing evWorld Millennium Cell announced yesterday that initial testing of the Millennium Cell Hydrogen on Demand system for automotive applications has been successfully completed.
03/01 Bite The Bullet, Embrace Clean Energy: UN Environment News Service The United Nations is urging governments to recognize the economic and competitive benefits of switching to climate friendly economies. The call followed Wednesday's announcement that climate change talks, which stalled last November in The Hague, will resume in Bonn in July.
02/28 Are Hybrid Vehicles Worth It? IEEE Spectrum Despite superior fuel economy and low emissions, HEVs cost too much at present to make economic sense. The authors of this article in the latest issue to IEEE's online journal contend that hybrid-electric vehicles make little economic sense.
02/28 Polluting Fuels Are Often Given 10 Times As Much Subsidy As Renewables SDI Energy Resource Developed countries are giving polluting fuels like coal, oil and nuclear energy atleast 10 times as much subsidy as like coal, oil and nuclear energy at they put into renewables like wind and solar energy, green groups said on Saturday.
02/27 German Renewable Power Grows By 18 Percent SDI Energy Resource German renewable energy power production grew by 18 percent last year, increasing its share in the electricity mix from six to seven percent, the German electricity suppliers association VDEW said yesterday.
02/27 Shell and Siemens Join Forces to Play in the Solar Champions League Clean Edge News Siemens Solar GmbH and Shell Renewables announced today they have reached agreement to form a joint venture of their solar energy businesses.
02/27 Shell and Siemens Join Forces Clean Edge News Siemens Solar and Shell Renewables Limited announced today that they have reached agreement to form a joint venture of their solar energy businesses.
02/25 US Looks to Bio-Based Products to Help Farmers Reuters Bio-based fuels and products will undoubtedly shape the future of American agriculture, but for the young market to enter the mainstream will require significant promotion and funding efforts, industry leaders said on Friday.
02/03 Dirty Appetite Forbes In 1999 DaimlerChrysler wanted to turn a mothballed auto-parts forge in Detroit, Michigan, into an axle factory. Decades of parts-making had soaked the site's topsoil with lead. In the old days, Daimler would have bulldozed the topsoil, mixed it with concrete and hauled it off to a landfill. Instead, the company planted beds of sunflowers and Indian mustard.
11/04 $10 Million and GE Collaboration Light Way for Nuventix, Maker of LED Cooling Technology Clean Edge News Nuventix, creator of an LED cooling technology for energy-efficient lighting, announced that GE has provided capital alongside other investors and recently entered into a license agreement to access Nuventix\'s patent portfolio.
11/04 DOD and DOE Partner to Install Fuel Cell Backup Power Units at Eight Military Installations Clean Edge News The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that as part of an interagency partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to strengthen American energy security and develop new clean energy technologies, DOD will be installing and operating 18 fuel cell backup power systems at eight military installations across the country.
11/04 DOE Commits $1.4 Billion for Rooftop Solar Project Clean Edge News U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the offer of a conditional commitment to provide a partial guarantee for a $1.4 billion loan to support Project Amp.
11/04 House Oversight Panel Considers Subpoena in Solyndra Loan Guarantee Investigation Los Angeles Times Solyndra, the Fremont, California solar company known for its cylindrical panels, is causing a tussle in the nation\'s capital.
11/04 Morgan Solar Gets $4.7 Million for CPV Technology Clean Edge News Morgan Solar Inc., a Toronto-based developer of concentrated solar photovoltaics (CPV) technology, completed the first part of its Round A investment, securing $4.7 Million from Iberdrola Group SA, Nypro Inc, and Turnstone Capital Management LLC.
11/04 Soros to Invest $1 Billion in Clean Energy, Form Advisory Group Bloomberg Billionaire George Soros, looking to address the \"political problem\" of climate change, said he will invest $1 billion in clean-energy technology and create an organization to advise policy makers on environmental issues.
11/04 Asola Opens 32 MW Module Factory in Germany New Energy Finance Asola Advanced and Automotive Solar Systems, a German manufacturer of PV modules and cells, has unveiled a 32MW factory in Erfurt.
11/04 Tendril Secures $30 Million in Funding for Smart Energy Management Clean Edge News Tendril, creator of the Tendril Residential Energy Ecosystem (TREE) for utilities, energy retailers and their consumers, recently announced it has secured $30 million in Series C funding.
11/04 ComEd Picks Silver Spring and GE for Smart Grid Pilot Clean Edge News ComEd recently announced its recommended technology and information partners for the company\'s proposed Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) pilot, the first step in Smart Grid deployment that the company expects will allow customers to take control of their bills by providing information about how much energy they use and how much it costs before they receive a bill at the end of the month.
11/04 Signet Solar Production Facility to Create 600 Jobs in New Mexico Clean Edge News New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson recently announced Signet Solar will build thecompany\'s first North American solar panel production facility in Belen.
11/04 Dow Corning Corporation to Invest Billions of Dollars in Solar Clean Edge News Dow Corning Corporation recently announced several billion dollars of investment to provide critical materials to the fast-growing solar technology industry.
11/04 VC Investments to Fall in \'09, Except in Greentech Greentech Media A National Venture Capital Association survey says U.S. investments could fall by 10 percent next year, but greentech companies could get more money instead. Other VCs disagree.

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