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11/04 LS9 Raises $25 Million for Renewable Petroleum Clean Edge News LS9, a developer of renewable petroleum, recently announced it successfully completed a $25 million round of funding.
11/04 Siemens Lands $58.4 Million PV Service Contract Clean Edge News Siemens Industry has won an order from the Madrid-based company Eolia Renovables for the technical operation and maintenance of four photovoltaic systems with a total power output of over 45 MW.
11/04 EWEA Says Offshore Wind Could Supply 20% of Europe\'s Power Clean Edge News Recent research from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) reports that existing and plannedEuropean offshore wind projects would, if implemented, supply 10% of Europe\'s electricitywhilst avoiding over 200 million tonnes of CO2 emissions every year.
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
11/04 A123 Systems Jolts IPO Market MarketWatch A123 Systems Inc. priced 28.1 million shares at $13.50 each, raising $378 million ahead of its stock-market debut on the Nasdaq on Thursday.
11/04 Serious Materials Closes $60 Million Series C Financing Clean Edge News Serious Materials, an energy-saving building materials company in the U.S., has announced that the company closed $60 million in Series C financing.
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 World Bank\'s Financing of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Rises 24% to $3.3 Billion Clean Edge News The World Bank Group recently announced that its financing of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and programs in developing countries rose 24% in the last fiscal year to reach $3.3 billion, the highest ever.
11/04 UK Launches $12 Million Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Competition New Energy Finance The UK\'s Department of Climate Change has launched a competition for up to GBP 7.2 million ($12 million) of funding for companies to develop hydrogen and fuel cell technology.
11/04 Tesla Raises $82.5 Million for New Retail Stores CNET News Tesla Motors has garnered $82.5 million in \"Series F\" funding for the purpose of expanding its chain of stores in North America and Europe.
11/04 New Monthly Research Is First to Measure Consumer Demand for Green Products GreenBiz A new project launched today by GreenBiz.com, Earthsense and Survey Sampling International aims to take a realistic, and nuanced, look at how average Americans are incorporating green into their shopping decisions, and how they think government, companies, their neighbors and themselves are doing.
11/04 Biden Unveils Recovery Through Retrofit Report Clean Edge News Vice President Biden recently unveiled Recovery Through Retrofit, a report that builds on the foundation laid in the Recovery Act to expand green job opportunities and boost energy savings by making homes more energy efficient.
11/04 Clean Edge Report Looks at Clean-Tech Public Financing Models Clean Edge News Although significant clean-tech investments are being made in America, the United States risks losing ground to other nations -- such as China and South Korea -- that are pursuing aggressive clean-tech growth initiatives, according to a recent report by Green America and Clean Edge, Inc.
11/04 Ormat Israeli Joint Venture to Develop 36 MW of Solar PV Clean Edge News Ormat Technologies, Inc. recently announced that its Israeli subsidiary, Ormat Systems Ltd., has signed a joint venture agreement with Sunday Energy Ltd., an Israeli private company to develop, construct and operate solar-photovoltaic energy systems in Israel with a total capacity of 36 MW.
11/04 First Solar Joins S&P 500 Greentech Media With the company joining the S&P 500 list, it\'s hard not to notice that solar is getting downright mainstream.
11/04 France Fires Up Its Heat-From-Biomass Program New Energy Finance French environment and energy management agency Ademe has given the green light to 31 biomass heat plant projects worth 148.2 million euros ($222.2 million) and launched a second tender.
11/04 Silver Spring Tapped for AEP Smart Grid Expansion Clean Edge News Silver Spring Networks, a provider of Smart Grid solutions, has been selected by American Electric Power for the utility\'s Smart Grid programs at its operating companies, Indiana Michigan Power and AEP Ohio.
11/04 Siemens to Purchase Solel Solar Systems for $418 Million Clean Edge News Siemens AG has announced plans to acquire the solar thermal power company Solel Solar Systems Ltd. To date, the majority stake has been held by Ecofin Ltd., a London-based investment firm, and another major shareholder.
11/04 Report Provides Policy Recommendations for Chinese Renewable Energy Industry Clean Edge News The Renewable Energy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) recently released a report titled Recommendations for Improving the Effectiveness of Renewable Energy Policies in China.
11/04 PSE&G Soliciting Proposals for 5 MW of Third-Party-Owned Solar Sites Clean Edge News New Jersey utility PSE&G is soliciting proposals from developers and third-party-owned sites for the development of 5 megawatts of roof and ground-mounted solar systems to be owned by PSE&G and that will provide rental income to property owners.
11/04 Wind Laggard UK Celebrates Breach of 4GW Barrier New Energy Finance The UK has broken through the 4GW barrier for installed wind capacity, with the commissioning of three projects totalling 118MW, according to industry group the British Wind Energy Association.
11/04 Poll: 92% of Americans Support Solar Energy Development Clean Edge News The 2009 Schott Solar Barometer - a national survey conducted by independent polling firm Kelton Research - shows that a vast majority of Americans overwhelmingly support development and funding of solar energy.
11/04 Yes We Can (Pass Climate Change Legislation) New York Times Conventional wisdom suggests that the prospect of Congress passing a comprehensive climate change bill soon is rapidly approaching zero.
11/04 Kuwait Declares 5% Objective for Renewable Energy by 2020 New Energy Finance The Middle Eastern oil-producing state has said that it hopes to produce 5% of its energy requirements through renewable power generation by 2020, according to state news agency Kuna.
11/04 A-Power Announces Contract to Develop 20 MW Wind Farm in Eastern China Clean Edge News A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd., a provider of distributed power generation systems in China and a manufacturer of wind turbines, recently announced that the company has won a \"full-responsibility\" contract to develop a 19.5 MW wind farm in the Donggang, Rizhao City of Shandong Province, in Eastern China.
11/04 PG&E, NextLight Renewable Power Sign 290 MW Solar Contract Clean Edge News Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has signed a contract with Agua Caliente Solar, LLC, a subsidiary of NextLight Renewable Power, LLC, for 290 MW of solar power to serve PG&E\'s customers in Northern and Central California.
11/04 AWEA Q3 Report: 1,649 MW of New U.S. Wind Capacity Clean Edge News The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reported in its third quarter market report that the U.S. wind energy industry installed 1,649 MW of new power generating capacity in the third quarter
11/04 Landis+Gyr Raises $100 Million to Grow Smart Meter Business Clean Edge News Landis+Gyr, an electricity metering company, recently announced the finalization of a $100 million shareholder capital raising to fund the company\'s growth in smart metering.
11/04 AES Installs A123 Energy Storage System in Chile Clean Edge News AES Energy Storage and A123 Systems recently announced the commercial operation of a 12 MW frequency regulation and spinning reserve project at AES Gener\'s Los Andes substation in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
11/04 UN Suspends China Wind Farms Funding CNN The United Nations body in charge of managing carbon trading has suspended approvals for dozens of Chinese wind farms amid questions over its use of industrial policy to obtain money under the scheme.

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