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11/04 eMeter Corporation Raises $12.5 Million for Smart Grid Technology Clean Edge News eMeter Corporation recently announced it has completed a $12.5 million funding round led by Siemens Corporation and joined by existing investors, Foundation Capital, and DBL Investors.
11/04 Epuron Cooks Plan for 3GW of Wind Projects in Turkey New Energy Finance Epuron, the wind project arm of German solar firm Conergy, has submitted plans to the Turkish authorities for 10 wind parks totalling 3GW of capacity.
11/04 New CO2 Maps Offer Unprecedented Detail EnvironmentalLeader.com A new map offers more than 100 times the detail of previous inventories of carbon dioxide.
11/04 US Clean-Tech Investments Increase 18% in Q1 2008 Clean Edge News Venture capital investments in cleantech companies continued to show robust growth in the first quarter of 2008, according to an Ernst & Young report based on data from Dow Jones VentureOne.
11/04 ReliOn Secures $23 Million Series C Equity Financing for Fuel Cells Clean Edge News ReliOn, a provider of high-reliability fuel cell solutions for backup power applications, announced recently that it has secured an additional U.S. $23 million in equity financing as a result of Series C funding activities.
11/04 HelioVolt is in the Building Greentechmedia.com The thin-film company inks a deal with the Architectural Glass & Aluminum Co. to develop building-integrated solar products a week after the announcement of a similar partnership between Dow Chemical and Global Solar.
11/04 Wind Leaders Call for Extension of Production Tax Credit Clean Edge News Senior executives from four of the world\'s top wind turbine manufacturers
11/04 GM and Mascoma Partner in the Race to Commercialize Cellulosic Ethanol Clean Edge News General Motors Corp. and Mascoma Corp. recently announced a strategic relationship to develop cellulosic ethanol focused on Mascoma\'s single-step biochemical conversion of non-grain biomass into low-carbon alternative fuels to help address increasing energy demand.
11/04 Dupont and Genencor Form $40 Million Cellulosic Ethanol Joint Venture Clean Edge News DuPont and Genencor, a division of Danisco A/S, recently announced an agreement to form DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC, a 50/50 global joint venture to develop and commercialize cellulosic ethanol -- a next generation biofuel produced from non-food sources
11/04 IBM Claims Major Boost in Solar Cell Efficiency EETimes.com IBM has managed to squeeze 230W of power on to a centimeter square of solar panel using concentrator photovoltaics.
11/04 CPI to Inject USD 858m to Develop Wind Farms in China\'s Guangdong New Energy Finance China Power Investment, one of the country\'s largest power producers, has agreed to spend CNY 6bn (USD 858m) developing wind farms at Xuwen, Guangdong Province.
11/04 Xcel Energy Selects GridPoint SmartGrid Platform for its $100 Million SmartGridCity Clean Edge News GridPoint Inc. recently announced Xcel Energy selected the GridPoint SmartGrid Platform
11/04 Airtricity to Develop 504 MW Offshore Windfarm in UK Clean Edge News Airtricity recently announced that construction of the 504MW Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm will begin shortly. Once completed this will be the world\'s largest offshore wind farm.
11/04 Iberdrola to Invest $8 Billion in U.S. Renewable Energy Sector Between 2008-2010 Clean Edge News Iberdrola President, Ignacio Galán, recently announced at the XIII Forum of the US-Spain Council that the company will invest $8,000 million in the U.S. renewable energy sector between 2008-2010.
11/04 Israel to Publish Tender for Another Big Solar Project New Energy Finance Israel will soon publish a tender for the building of a second solar project on the heels of its first, which by some measures is the world\'s largest such plant.
11/04 EnBW Buys 1.2GW of Permitted German Offshore Projects New Energy Finance German utility ENBW has bought four permitted offshore wind projects from WPD in Germany with a combined capacity of 1.2GW.
11/04 Recurrent Energy to Install 5 MW of Solar PV Systems on Municipal Facilities in San Francisco Clean Edge News The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission\'s recently authorized new projects that will create at least five megawatts of new solar energy generation at City-owned facilities.
11/04 PPL To Install 1.7-MW Rooftop PV System for Schering-Plough in New Jersey Clean Edge News PPL Renewable Energy recently announced plans to design, construct and operate a 1.7-megawatt solar system for Schering-Plough Corporation in Summit, N.J. When completed, the green energy project will likely be one of the largest rooftop solar installations in the United States.
11/04 Investors Pump EUR 300 Million Into Econcern and Eye \'Medium-Term\' IPO Clean Edge News Econcern, the Dutch-based renewable-energy group, has clinched EUR 300m (USD 465m) in private equity and mezzanine financing from SHV, Rabobank and Delta Lloyd.
11/04 GreenFuel Closes $13.9 Million Series B Funding for Algae Clean Edge News GreenFuel Technologies Corporation, a privately held company developing algae farm technologies for recycling CO2 emissions, has closed a $13.9M venture capital round led by Access Private Equity, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Polaris Venture Partners.
11/04 Econcern Aims to Invest $17 Billion in \'Sustainable Energy Projects\' New Energy Finance Econcern, the privately owned, Utrecht-based renewable power group, is aiming to invest between EUR 10bn and EUR 12bn in \"sustainable energy projects\" by 2012.
11/04 ReneSola Signs Six-Year 525 Solar Wafer Manufacturing Contract with Gintech Clean Edge News ReneSola Ltd, a Chinese manufacturer of solar wafers, recently announced that it has signed a six-year 525 megawatt wafer supply agreement with Gintech Energy Corporation.
11/04 BrightSource Raises an Additional $115 Million in Series C Funding for Utility-Scale Solar Clean Edge News BrightSource Energy, Inc., developer of utility-scale solar energy projects, has secured $115 million in additional corporate funding from its Series C round of financing, bringing the total the company has raised to date to over $160 million.
11/04 DuPont to Build Solar Research and Development Facilities in China Clean Edge News DuPont recently announced it will soon begin construction on a research center in Hong Kong and a manufacturing facility in Shenzhen to support the rapidly growing photovoltaic (PV) solar energy industry.
11/04 Mesa Power Orders 1000MW of Turbines From GE to Power Pickens\' Texas Wind Farm Clean Edge News Mesa Power LLP, a company created by legendary energy executive T. Boone Pickens, has placed an order with General Electric to purchase 667 wind turbines capable of generating 1,000 megawatts of electricity, enough to power more than 300,000 average U.S. homes.
11/04 RockPort Capital Closes $450 Million Clean-Tech Fund Clean Edge News RockPort Capital Partners recently announced the close of its third venture capital fund with commitments of over $450 million, making it one of the largest venture funds focused on clean technology investments.
11/04 Iberdrola to Invest $2B in Wind Power Farms in New York Portland Business Journal Spanish utility giant Iberdrola wants to invest $2 billion developing wind power farms across New York state.
11/04 In Energy Policy, McCain, Obama Differ on Role of Government Wall Street Journal Arizona Republican John McCain and Illinois Democrat Barack Obama say a lot of the same things about energy and environmental policy: Both want to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil and fight global warming. Both want binding caps on greenhouse-gas emissions. Both see a stepped-up role for nuclear power.
11/04 Q-Cells Seeks to Invest up to $3.5 Billion for Solar PV Production in Mexico Clean Edge News German solar cell producer Q-Cells AG, one of the world\'s largest producers of solar cells, recently announced it has reached an agreement with the Mexican Federal Government, the Government of the State of Baja California and Silicon Border Development - a developer of industrial parks for high-tech-companies - to build a production complex for thin-film modules in Mexicali, the state capital of Baja California, close to the US border.
11/04 Germany PV Maker Solon Buys Into Italian Sart-up Estelux New Energy Finance German PV module and system maker Solon has acquired a 19.5% stake in Italian start-up polysilicon firm Estelux to increase access to raw materials.

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