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

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11/04 CA Acquires Data Center Efficiency Firm Cassatt Clean Edge News CA, Inc. recently announced the acquisition of certain data center automation and policy-based optimization expertise and assets from Cassatt Corporation, a provider of cloud computing software that makes data centers more efficient.
11/04 VC Group\'s Heesen Says Clean Tech Still Hot Reuters Total investments in clean technology - including wind, solar, biofuels and a host of related technologies - totaled $4.09 billion through the end of 2008, compared to just $1.44 billion in 2006, according to the National Venture Capital Association.
11/04 CPUC Approves 500 MW Distributed Solar Program for SoCal Edison Clean Edge News The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently approved a solar photovoltaic program for Southern California Edison.
11/04 BKW FMB Joint Venture to Invest $1.4 Billion in Italian Wind Power New Energy Finance Swiss energy company BKW FMB Energie has acquired 33% of Italian wind company Fortore Wind, forming a joint venture to invest more than EUR1bn in wind.
11/04 DOE Announces Guidelines for $3.9 Billion in Smart Grid Grants Clean Edge News U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently announced that the Department of Energy is soliciting applications for $3.9 billion in grants to support efforts to modernize the electric grid, allowing for greater integration of renewable energy sources while increasing the reliability, efficiency and security of the nation\'s transmission and distribution system, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
11/04 Solar Energy From the Sand - A Snip at 400 Billion Euros Financial Times Ever since Europeans began exploring (and colonising) the roasting deserts of north Africa, esoteric-minds have pondered ways of using all that heat and sunlight for something other than producing sweat.
11/04 America\'s Climate-Change Bill: In Need of a Clean The Economist The headline is a big one: for the first time, America\'s House of Representatives agreed, by 219 votes to 212, on Friday June 25th to cap emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas.
11/04 Myers Motors Gets Seed Funding For Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Clean Edge News JumpStart Inc., a Northeast Ohio venture development organization that accelerates the progress of high growth early-stage businesses, recently announced an investment commitment of $250,000 in Myers Motors LLC, a Tallmadge, OH company manufacturing electric vehicles.
11/04 Waste Management to Distribute Solar Powered Trash Compactors Clean Edge News Waste Management recently announced that it has entered into an agreement with BigBelly Solar under which Waste Management will provide WM Solar Powered Trash Compactors to its customers including municipalities and high-traffic facilities.
11/04 Solar Opportunities to Go Public This Week New Energy Finance Solar Opportunities, a shell company set up to invest in solar projects in Spain, is planning to go public on London\'s Alternative Investment Market on July 8.
11/04 Combative Start to Senate Climate Hearings New York Times The Senate is holding its first hearings on pending climate change legislation, and disagreements among senators are stark.
11/04 Khosla Bucks VC Fundraising Drought Forbes.com It\'s a tough time to raise a venture-capital fund. But not if you\'re superstar investor Vinod Khosla.
11/04 Report: Over Eight Million Smart Meters Deployed in U.S., with Millions More to Come Clean Edge News With over eight million smart meters already deployed in the U.S., the market for residential energy management has taken the first significant steps in deploying Smart Grid technologies and advanced meter infrastructure (AMI) on a broad scale, according to Parks Associates.
11/04 Pickens Paring Down Wind Farm Project The Dallas Morning News T. Boone Pickens\' plan to build the world\'s largest wind farm is off. Instead, Pickens said he will build five or six smaller wind farms, in the Midwest and possibly Texas, though he hasn\'t settled on locations.
11/04 British Gas New Energy and AlertMe Announce Trial Agreement Clean Edge News British Gas New Energy and AlertMe.com, a provider of smart energy saving systems for homes, recently announced an agreement that will see the two companies trial home energy management technologies, to help British Gas customers cut their energy consumption, save money and reduce their household carbon emissions.
11/04 EDF and First Solar to Build 100 MW Solar Manufacturing Facility in France Clean Edge News EDF Energies Nouvelles and First Solar, Inc. recently announced a venture to build France\'s largest solar panel manufacturing plant.
11/04 Kleiner Makes Splash With Inaugural Water Investment VentureBeat Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has backed its first water-related cleantech company - a significant milestone for the firm, and a sign that the floodgates might finally open in water investing in the U.S.
11/04 Report: Smart Grid Energy Storage Market to Reach $8.3 Billion by 2016 Clean Edge News The market for battery and supercapacitor storage systems for Smart Grid applications will grow from $1.5 billion in 2012 to $8.3 billion in 2016, according to a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets.
11/04 Daewoo Buys DeWind From Composite Technology Corporation Clean Edge News Composite Technology Corporation (CTC) recently announced that it has reached an agreement to sell substantially all of the operating assets and operating liabilities of DeWind Inc., including its subsidiaries and certain assets of DeWind Ltd. to Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. of Korea.
11/04 Tesla Motors Achieves $1 Million Profit in July Clean Edge News Tesla Motors recently announced that it achieved overall corporate profitability in July with approximately $1 million of earnings on revenue of $20 million.
11/04 Areva Strengthens Foothold in Offshore Wind Business With Acquisition of PN Rotor New Energy Finance French nuclear energy company Areva has signed an agreement to acquire a German offshore blade manufacturer PN Rotor from Prokon Nord Energiesysteme for an undisclosed sum.
11/04 Echelon to Aid Duke Energy in Smart Grid Program Clean Edge News Echelon Corporation recently announced that it has entered into a long-term agreement with Duke Energy to supply Echelon\'s Networked Energy Services (NES) system as part of Duke Energy\'s smart grid program.
11/04 BP Invests $10 Million in Martek Biosciences Biofuel JV Clean Edge News BP and Martek Biosciences Corporation, recently announced the signing of a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) to work on the production of microbial oils for biofuels applications.
11/04 Areva and Sway Join Forces to Develop Floating Offshore Wind Turbines New Energy Finance Paris-based energy company Areva and Norwegian offshore wind specialist Sway have started to cooperate in the development of floating offshore wind technologies.
11/04 Canadian Solar Forms JV for Chinese Solar Development Clean Edge News Canadian Solar Inc. recently announced a strategic cooperation with one of China\'s largest power generation companies.
11/04 Nexterra Gets $7.7 Million for Biomass Gasification, Will Work With GE to Commercialize Clean Edge News Nexterra Systems Corp. a supplier of advanced biomass gasification systems recently announced it has received $7.7 million in funding from the BC Bioenergy Network (BCBN), Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), the National Research Council Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), and Ethanol BC.
11/04 Utility Wants to Deploy Largest Grid Battery Ever Reuters Southern California Edison said on Wednesday it is seeking a U.S. grant to store wind power in the largest-ever grid storage battery, to be built by A123 Systems.
11/04 Germany Gives Thumbs up for 15 More Offshore Wind Farms New Energy Finance German government has approved fresh offshore expansion in its waters, as European wind industry leaders meet in Stockholm.
11/04 Fisker Automotive Lands $528.7 Million Loan From DOE Clean Edge News Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently announced a $528.7 million conditional loan for Fisker Automotive for the development of two lines of plug-in hybrids that will reportedly save hundreds of millions gallons of gasoline and offset millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions by 2016.
11/04 A123 Bringing Sexy Back to Cleantech IPOs? earth2tech After the Nasdaq opening bell rings Thursday morning, keep an eye out on the ticker for the symbol

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