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11/04 Western Governors to Collaborate on Advancing the Development of Alternative Fuels Clean Edge News Western governors recently agreed to take action within their states and as a region to speed the development and use of alternative fuels, improve vehicle fuel efficiency and reduce our dependence on foreign petroleum.
11/04 Wal-Mart to Provide Energy-Audits for State Capitols Clean Edge News Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and the National Governors Association (NGA) recently announced the formation of the
11/04 DOE to Invest $33.8 Million in Enzymes for Biofuel Production Clean Edge News U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Andy Karsner recently announced that DOE will invest up to $33.8 million, over four years, (Fiscal Years 2008-2011) for four projects that will focus on developing improved enzyme systems to convert cellulosic material into sugars suitable for production of biofuels.
11/04 ZAP Now Offering Plug-in Hybrid Conversion Systems for Toyota Prius and Ford Escape Clean Edge News Electric car pioneer ZAP is now offering plug-in hybrid conversion systems for the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape Hybrid through a collaboration agreement with Hybrids Plus.
11/04 Clean Edge Releases Annual Clean Energy Trends Report Clean Edge News Global clean-energy markets are expanding rapidly, with revenues in four benchmark sectors
11/04 Connecticut Whole Foods to Power Store with Fuel Cell Clean Edge News The new Whole Foods Market in Glastonbury, Conn., will be the first supermarket to generate most of its power on-site with an ultra-clean fuel cell from UTC Power. UTC Power is a United Technologies Corp. company.
11/04 ORECon Raises $24 Million Venture Funding for Wave Energy Clean Edge News ORECon Limited a wave energy device developer recently announced the completion of its first institutional funding round led by Advent Venture Partners.
11/04 Xcel Energy Announces Smart Grid Plan for City of Boulder Clean Edge News Xcel Energy announced recently it will put in motion its vision to make Boulder, Colo. the nation
11/04 China Says it Reduced Energy Consumption Per Unit of GDP in 2007 New Energy Finance China\'s energy consumption per unit of gross domestic product dropped 3.27% in 2007, said Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at the opening of the full session of the National People\'s Congress on 5 March.
11/04 House Passes Renewable Tax Credit Bill RenewableEnergyAccess.com The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax of 2008 (H.R. 5351) on Wednesday. The final vote was 236-182, with 11 members of the house not voting, and was largely split along party lines.
11/04 3Tier Launches Global Wind Map Clean Edge News 3TIER, a Seattle-based company and one of the world
11/04 Raser Initiates Two New Geothermal Projects in Oregon and Utah Clean Edge News Raser Technologies, Inc. recently announced that it has initiated the development of two additional geothermal projects.
11/04 GE Invests in Electric Vehicle Producer Think and Battery Manufacturer A123Systems to Commercialize Electric Car Clean Edge News GE recently announced it is ramping up its efforts to enable global electrification of transportation by investing in Norwegian electric car manufacturer Think, which unveiled a five-seat crossover concept car in Geneva.
11/04 Konarka Announces Demonstration of Inkjet Printing for Solar Cells Clean Edge News Konarka Technologies, Inc. recently claimed it conducted the first-ever demonstration of manufacturing solar cells by highly efficient inkjet printing.
11/04 US Requires Trains, Ships To Cut Engine Pollution PlanetArk.com The US Environmental Protection Agency on Friday issued tough standards to significantly cut polluting emissions spewed from new diesel engines that will power trains and ships.
11/04 Iberdrola Begins Wave Energy Tests in Spain Clean Edge News Iberdrola Renewables has begun testing of wave energy pilot plant in Santoña, Cantabria, which will become the first of this kind to be installed in Europe.
11/04 Sener Grupo and Masdar form CSP Joint Venture as Part of Abu Dhabi Project Clean Edge News Spanish engineering group Sener Grupo de Ingenieria S.A. and Masdar, Abu Dhabi\'s alternative energy company, recently announced a joint venture
11/04 Danish Fund to Raise EUR 375m to Invest in European Wind and Solar Projects New Energy Finance Eric Seem, a former banker at HSH Nordbank, is spearheading a Copenhagen-based fund that aims raise EUR 375m (USD 565m) from institutions to invest in renewable energy projects.
11/04 Xcel Energy to Test Storage of Wind Power Using 1 MW Battery System Clean Edge News Xcel Energy soon will begin testing a cutting-edge technology to store wind energy in batteries. It will be the first use of the technology in the United States for direct wind energy storage.
11/04 Climos Raises $3.5 Million Series A Funding for Ocean Iron Fertilization New Energy Finance Climos, a US startup focused on iron fertilization of the oceans to sequester CO2, announced the close of a USD 3.5m Series A round of financing led by Braemar Energy Ventures.
11/04 USDA and DOE to Invest $18 Million in Biomass Projects Clean Edge News U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Ed Schafer and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel Bodman recently announced that combined, USDA and DOE will invest up to $18.4 million, over three years, for 21 biomass research and development (R&D), and demonstration projects.
11/04 Mitsubishi Claims it Set New Solar PV Efficiency Rate Clean Edge News Mitsubishi Electric Corporation said it set a new world record with a photoelectric conversion efficiency rate of 18.6 percent in a 150-millimeter square practical use multi-crystalline silicon solar cell, an improvement of 0.6 percent over the company\'s previous record.
11/04 AETE Announces Plans to Produce Cellullosic Ethanol at Less Than $1 per Gallon Clean Edge News The Alternative Energy Technology Center, Inc. announced recently its plans to produce ethanol for the U.S. market at less than $1 per gallon. AETE claims it will refine biomass into fuel products using its exclusive technology.
11/04 HSBC to Invest GBP100 Million in Renewables Clean Edge News The Carbon Trust and HSBC recently announced a landmark deal which will see HSBC Environmental Infrastructure Fund making a substantial investment in Partnerships for Renewables Limited (PfR), a venture created by Carbon Trust Enterprises to develop renewable energy projects on public sector land.
11/04 Luminus Devices Closes $72 Million for LED Lighting Clean Edge News Luminus Devices, Inc., the developer and manufacturer of PhlatLight® (Photonic Lattice) LED products for a wide variety of display and illumination applications, recently announced the closing of a new round of financing of over $72 million.
11/04 US BioEnergy Begins Production at 110 MMGY Ethanol Plant in South Dakota Clean Edge News US BioEnergy Corporation, a leading ethanol producer in the United States, announced today that US Bio Marion, its Marion, S.D. ethanol plant, began production in February. The company acquired the 110 million gallon per year (mmgy) ethanol plant while under construction in August 2007.
11/04 Semi-annual Changes to the NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Index and the NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Liquid Series Index Clean Edge News The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) recently announced the results of the semi-annual evaluation of the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Index (NASDAQ:CLEN) and the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index (NASDAQ:CELS) (the
11/04 US Emissions from Power Plants Increased 2.9% in 2007 Clean Edge News A poor progress report on efforts to rein in greenhouse gases: Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from U.S. power plants climbed 2.9 percent in 2007, the biggest singleyear increase since 1998, according to new analysis by the nonprofit and nonpartisan Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) of data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
11/04 Shell and Virent Collaborate to Develop Bio-Based Gasoline Clean Edge News Shell and Virent Energy Systems, Inc., (Virent) of Madison, Wisconsin have announced a joint research and development effort to convert plant sugars directly into gasoline and gasoline blend components, rather than ethanol.
11/04 US Liberty and Vista International to Develop Waste-to-Liquid Fuels Project in New York City Clean Edge News Vista International, Inc. recently signed a letter of intent with US. Liberty Ashes, Inc, a commercial waste hauler located in Elmont, New York, for the construction of a waste-to-liquid fuel project in the New York City metropolitan area which would deploy VVIT\'s gasification technology.

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