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11/04 Solar Power \'50% Cheaper by Year-End\' New Energy Finance By the end of 2009, there will have been a 50% drop in the levelised cost - the lifetime cost per kWh before subsidies
11/04 Aquamarine Power Launches Wave Energy Device in Scotland Clean Edge News Aquamarine Power, a developer of wave energytechnology, recently launched the world\'s largest working hydro-electric wave energy device, known as \'Oyster\', at the European Marine Energy Centre (\"EMEC\") in Orkney.
11/04 ACORE Phase II 2009: Video Archive Clean Edge News
11/04 Japan Eyes Solar Station in Space Yahoo! News It may sound like a sci-fi vision, but Japan\'s space agency is dead serious: by 2030 it wants to collect solar power in space and zap it down to Earth, using laser beams or microwaves.
11/04 Enbridge, RES Canada to Develop 99 MW Ontario Wind Farm Clean Edge News Enbridge Inc. and Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc., an affiliate of RES Americas, recently announced that they have entered into an agreement to develop a 99 MW wind energy project near Chatham, Ontario in which Enbridge will have a majority interest.
11/04 EPA Moves Toward GHG Regulation as U.N. Climate Conference Opens GreenBiz As world leaders began gathering in Copenhagen Monday to draft a new climate change treaty, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formally declared greenhouse gases to be a threat to public health and the environment.
11/04 Copenhagen Failure Defied by $200 Billion in Green Investments Bloomberg.com Renewable-energy investment may climb to a record $200 billion worldwide next year as companies from Hong Kong
11/04 U.S. Announces Investment of More Than $600 Million for Advanced Biorefineries Clean Edge News U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced the selection of 19 integrated biorefinery projects to receive up to $564 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to accelerate the construction and operation of pilot, demonstration, and commercial scale facilities.
11/04 Trony Solar to Go Public, Sets Share Prices at $9-11 Greentech Media
11/04 Obama Offers Target for Cutting U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Clean Edge News The White House announced on November 25 that President Obama is offering a U.S. target for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the range of 17% below 2005 levels by 2020.
11/04 Ocean Power Technologies Taps Oregon Iron Works for Construction of North American PowerBuoy System Clean Edge News Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (OPT) announces that it has selected Oregon Iron Works (OIW) to begin construction of its first commercial wave energy PowerBuoy system in North America, to be installed off the Oregon coast near Reedsport.
11/04 PG&E to Own and Operate 246 MW Wind Farm Clean Edge News Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) recently announced that it has contracted with Iberdrola Renewables, Inc. to purchase and operate a major wind generating plant to be built in Southern California to serve the utility\'s electric customers.
11/04 Secretary Chu Announces $620 Million for Smart Grid Demonstration Projects Clean Edge News Secretary Chu recently announced that the Department of Energy is awarding $620 million for projects around the country to demonstrate advanced Smart Grid technologies and integrated systems that will help build a smarter, more efficient, more resilient electrical grid.
11/04 Solar Feels Polysilicon Price Pinch TheStreet.com
11/04 Another One Bites the Dust: Michigan Coal Plant Converts to Biomass CleanTechnica In yet another indication that the days of king coal are numbered, another coal-fired power plant in the U.S. is converting to biomass.
11/04 Wells Fargo Forms Clean Tech Commercial Banking Group Clean Edge News Wells Fargo recently announced a new commercial banking group dedicated to supporting clean tech companies.
11/04 Ormat Signs PPA for 30 MW of Geothermal Power Clean Edge News Ormat Technologies, Inc. recently announced that one of its subsidiaries has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Nevada Power Company (a subsidiary of NV Energy, Inc.) to purchase 30 megawatts (MW) from the McGinness Hills Geothermal project, which is currently under construction.
11/04 Saft to Build $200 Million Lithium-Ion Factory in Florida Clean Edge News Following receipt of a $95 million grant from the U.S.Department of Energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and successful negotiationsbetween Saft, the state of Florida, and the city of Jacksonville, construction of a lithium-ion (Li-ion) factory will soon begin in Jacksonville.
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 Beacon Power Breaks Ground on 20 MW Flywheel Plant in New York Clean Edge News Beacon Power Corporation was recently joined by state and local officials at a formal groundbreaking event in Stephentown, New York, signaling the start of construction for the nation\'s first full-scale 20 MW flywheel frequency regulation plant.
11/04 ElectraTherm Raises $5.4 Million for Waste-Heat Recovery Clean Edge News ElectraTherm, Inc., has announced the completion of additional funding totaling $5.4 million. The company says it has now raised nearly $10 million since its inception in 2005.
11/04 $595 Million Deal for Turbine and Substation Foundations on London Array New Energy Finance German construction giant Bilfinger Berger, together with Danish infrastructure firm Per Aarsleff, have landed a 400 million euro ($595 million) deal to provide foundations for turbines and substations for the 1GW London Array offshore wind project.
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.
11/04 NRG Buys California Solar Project From First Solar Clean Edge News NRG Energy, Inc., through its whollyowned subsidiary NRG Solar LLC, has acquired a utility-scale photovoltaic (PV)solar project in California. The 21 megawatt (MW) Blythe Solar Project will be NRG\'s first solargeneration facility in operation when it comes online later this year.
11/04 China Wind Power Group Seeks $2.2 Billion in HK IPO: Sources Reuters
11/04 Judith Highlands Energy to Develop Over 500 MW of Community-Owned Wind in Montana Clean Edge News National Wind, working with area ranchers and Billings-based, Montana Wind Resources, LLC, recently announced the formation of Judith Highlands Energy, LLC. Judith Highlands Energy plans to develop over 500 MW of community-owned wind projects in the central-Montana counties of Judith Basin, Wheatland, Golden Valley, and Fergus.
11/04 Suntech Power Chooses Phoenix Area for First U.S. Manufacturing Plant Clean Edge News Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. recently announced that its first U.S. manufacturing plant for the growing North American market will be located in the Greater Phoenix, Arizona area.
11/04 Biobutanol Developer Cobalt Technologies Opens California Facility Clean Edge News Cobalt Technologies, a company hoping to commercialize biobutanol as a renewable fuel and chemical, has formally launched its first facility in California.
11/04 GE to Supply 88 Turbines for Chinese Wind Farms Clean Edge News GE announced recently that it has signed contracts to supply 88 wind turbines to HECIC New Energy Co., Ltd, a Chinese wind energy developer, for three new projects in Hebei and Shanxi Provinces.
11/04 eSolar to Develop 2 GW of Solar Thermal in China Clean Edge News eSolar, a provider of concentrating solar power (CSP) plants, and Penglai Electric, a privately-owned Chinese electrical power equipment manufacturer, recently announced a master licensing agreement to build at least 2 gigawatts (GW) of solar thermal power plants in China over the next 10 years.

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