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11/04 NEF and CREIA Release \'Top Ten Renewable Energy Developments in China in 2007\' New Energy Finance New Energy Finance Ltd and the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA) have jointly released the \'Top Ten Renewable Energy Developments in China in 2007\' at the CREIA\'s annual meeting in Beijing.
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.
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 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 Mascoma Raises $30 Million Series C Financing for Cellulosic Ethanol New Energy Finance US cellulosic ethanol technology and project developer Mascoma has raised USD 30m in preferred equity and USD 20m in debt financing from existing investors in a Series C funding.
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 African Development Bank Tops Up Loan to Moroccan Thermo-Solar Project New Energy Finance African Development Bank has boosted its lending to Morocco\'s flagship Ain Beni Mathar power station by EUR 151.4m (USD 239m), taking its total contribution to EUR 287.9m, two-thirds of project cost.
11/04 Evergreen to Expand Solar Production Capacity to 160MW Clean Edge News Evergreen Solar, Inc., a manufacturer of solar power products recently announced the beginning of an 80 MW expansion of its Devens Massachusetts facility.
11/04 China\'s ET Solar Raises $19 Million Series A Funding Clean Edge News ET Solar Group Corp., a Nanjing-based integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic products including ingot, wafer, module, and state-of-the-art dual-axis tracking systems with manufacturing facilities located in Taizhou, China, recently announced the completion of a US$19 million private equity placement transaction.
11/04 Siemens Bags \'One of Biggest Ever\' Turbine Orders, in US New Energy Finance German turbine manufacturer Siemens Power Generation will supply 141 2.3MW turbines to Oregon utility Portland General Electric for phases II and III of its 450MW Biglow Canyon wind farm.
11/04 EDF Energies Invests $50 Million in Nanosolar and Lines up Supply Agreement Clean Edge News EDF Energies Nouvelles has signed a photovoltaic panel supply master agreement with Nanosolar and has made a $50 millioninvestment in the company via EDF Energies Nouvelles R??parties.
11/04 AWEA Releases Wind Energy Rankings Clean Edge News Wind energy leaders in most categories held onto their #1 positions in the latest version of the American Wind Energy Association\'s (AWEA) annual rankings of wind power leadership in the United States, recently released by the trade group.
11/04 Las Vegas Hotel Becomes World\'s Largest LEED Certified Building Clean Edge News The Palazzo Las Vegas, a Las Vegas Sands Corp. property, recently announced that the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) presented a Silver LEED(R) Certificate (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
11/04 BrightSource Lands the Largest Solar Deal Yet When we talk about solar power projects, the cost is generally counted in the millions, not billions, of dollars. But a new deal between the California utility PG&E and a solar thermal company heralds the next age of renewable energy, when capital begins to flow in earnest.
11/04 Moser Baer Ramps up Solar Cell Production in India Clean Edge News Moser Baer India Limited, a global technology company, recently announced that its subsidiary, Moser Baer Photo Voltaic Limited (MBPV) has signed an agreement with China based LDK Solar for sale and delivery of high quality multicrystalline silicon wafers to MBPV over a ten-year period commencing in mid-2008 through 2017.
11/04 EIA: Crude Oil Prices to Average $101 per Barrel in 2008 Clean Edge News The combination of rising oil consumption and low surplus oil production capacity will continue to put upward pressure on oil prices this year, resulting in an annual average price of $101 per barrel, according to DOE\'s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
11/04 Italian Entrepreneurs Throw Weight and Money Behind Environmental PE Fund New Energy Finance A phalanx of prominent Italian business executives have backed the first tranche, worth EUR 123.8m (USD 194m), of an ambitious environmental private equity fund.
11/04 ZENN Motor Company Details Plans for Highway Capable Vehicle with Advanced Energy Storage Technology Clean Edge News ZENN Motor Company Inc., a Toronto-based manufacturer of electric vehicles, has announced plans to launch of the cityZENN, powered by EEStor ultracapacitors by Fall 2009.
11/04 China Unveils Renewable Energy Development Plan for 2006-2010 Xinhua News China\'s annual consumption of renewable energy will reach the equivalent of 300 million tons of standard coal by 2010, which would be 10 percent of its total annual energy consumption, under the renewable energy development plan for 2006-2010.
11/04 Orb Energy Awarded $1 Million for Solar Solutions in India Clean Edge News Orb Energy, a provider of solar energy systems in India, announced that it had received an award for $1 million dollars (USD) from the US State Department in support of the goals of the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (APP).
11/04 Environmental Power Corporation Initiates Renewable Natural Gas Project Clean Edge News Environmental Power Corporation, a bioenergy company, recently announced that its Huckabay Ridge facility in Stephenville, Texas, has achieved full-capacity production levels of pipeline-quality renewable natural gas (RNG(R)) and has now moved into full-scale commercial operation.
11/04 Boeing Successfully Flies Fuel Cell-Powered Airplane Clean Edge News Boeing recently announced that it has, for the first time in aviation history, flown a manned airplane powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
11/04 Energiekontor Seals 90MW Repower Offshore Turbine Deal New Energy Finance Repower will supply Energiekontor with 18 of its 5MW offshore wind turbines for the Nordergrunde project off the coast of Germany.
11/04 MIT Solar Start Up Raises First $12 Million Clean Edge News 1366 Technologies, a new MIT start-up aiming to make silicon solar cells competitive with coal, announced that it has secured $12.4 million in a first round of financing co-led by North Bridge Venture Partners and Polaris Venture Partners.
11/04 EU Countries Near Agreement on Biofuels Criteria New Energy Finance EU countries are close to agreeing a set of sustainability criteria for biofuels, including a mandatory 50% cut in greenhouse gas emissions from 2015.
11/04 China to Double Renewable Energy Target Xinhua News China\'s annual consumption of renewable energy will reach the equivalent of 300 million tons of standard coal by 2010, which would be 10 percent of its total annual energy consumption, under the renewable energy development plan for 2006-2010.
11/04 Southern California Edison Launches Nation\'s Largest Solar Panel Installation Clean Edge News Southern California Edison (SCE) has announced plans to deploy the nation\'s largest solar PV module program for a U.S. utility -- a project that could place 250 megawatts of advanced photovoltaic generating technology on 65 million square feet of roofs of Southern California commercial buildings.
11/04 New Jersey Utility to Offer $105 Million in Solar Loans Clean Edge News Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) recently received approval from state regulators to begin offering $105 million in loans to help finance the installation of solar systems on homes, businesses and municipal buildings throughout its electric service area.
11/04 SMUD and Woodside Homes to Build 1,400 Solar Homes Clean Edge News Nearly 1,500 solar-powered, super energy-efficient SolarSmart homes will be built in the Sacramento area in an agreement between SMUD and homebuilder Woodside Homes.
11/04 Shell threatens to Halt European Investment if Forced to Pay to Pollute Lobbying against the EU\'s plans to tighten its emissions trading scheme (ETS) stepped up a gear yesterday when a senior executive at oil giant Royal Dutch Shell told the French Chamber of Commerce that it would stop investing in Europe if it is forced to buy emission credits at auction.


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