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11 February 2011

Proposed EPA Clean Energy Act rules could bring 75,000 jobs to Ohio

As the US Environmental Protection Agency battles to keep the Clean Energy Act in tact, two of its proposed air pollution rules for the electricity sector are expected to create more than 75,000 jobs in Ohio state alone.

11 February 2011

Synergex International invests in Clean World Partners

US clean technology start-up Clean World Partners has secured a strategic investment from its majority investor Synergex International of an undisclosed valued, which adds to a grant it recently received from the California Energy Commission.

11 February 2011

GE acquires wind turbine tower technology provider Wind Tower Systems

General Electric (GE) has acquired what it describes as next-generation technology in the wind turbine tower space through the buy-out of Wind Tower Systems.

11 February 2011

Vestas receives order for UK wind farm from E.ON

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received an order from energy utility E.ON for the delivery of 22 2MW turbines for installation in the UK.

11 February 2011

O2 signs multi-million pound smart grid deal with G4S

Mobile telephone operator O2 has signed a multi-million pound contract with G4S Utility Services, a smart metering and field services company.

11 February 2011

Atlantis awarded Bay of Fundy tidal energy testing berth

Canada’s Bay of Fundy tidal energy tidal testing centre has selected the Atlantis Resources Corporation to be the user of its fourth berth.

11 February 2011

Wind turbine maker Suzlon hit by forex losses

India-based wind turbine supplier Suzlon Group has reported financial results for the quarter ending December 3, 2010 showing profits hit by exchange rate fluctuations.

11 February 2011

Regime change? How to ensure successful electricity market reform

We are in the midst of a debate about how best to incentivise investment in clean energy, and in particular renewable energy, in the UK. The nature of the electricity market reforms required to achieve this are critically important given the scale of investment needed in the UK energy system in the coming years and also its potential cost to the energy consumer, writes Ian Temperton, head of advisory at Climate Change Capital.

11 February 2011

China signals increased concern over emissions, energy security

China’s Vice-Premier, Li Keqiang, has said the country must speed up reforms to improve energy efficiency, contain pollution and ensure it is not overly reliant on foreign energy supplies.

11 February 2011

CDC Group commits €30m to Africa, Asia clean energy funds

A funding round by UK development finance institution CDC Group will see clean energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia receive a €30m boost.

11 February 2011

Scottish wind partnership to boost UK sales of small wind

Scottish wind turbine supplier Shetland Wind Power will distribute turbine manufacturer Proven Energy’s small wind turbines as the result of their newly-strengthened partnership.

11 February 2011

Moser Baer targets PV junction box market in Japanese tie-up

Manufacturing giant Moser Baer India has entered the global junction box market, critical to solar photovoltaic modules, through a partnership with Japanese manufacturer Yukita Electric Wire.

11 February 2011

Ormat, Helco to deliver 8MW of geothermal power

Hawaii Electric Light Company and Ormat Technologies have signed a power purchase agreement to add more renewable energy to the Hawaii Island grid.

11 February 2011

Four Rivers expands into solar through Noble JV at early stage

Early-stage renewable energy company Four Rivers BioEnergy is to expand into solar through a new joint venture partnership with global solar module manufacturer Noble Solar Industries.

11 February 2011

Gamesa, Northrop Grumman launch offshore wind technology centre

Wind energy major Gamesa Technology and the shipbuilding arm of US defence and aerospace giant Northrop Grumman have jointly launched an offshore wind technology centre in Chesapeake, Virginia.

11 February 2011

Martifer Solar inks 2.48MW Hertz deal

Martifer Solar USA is to engineer, procure and install 2.48MW of solar photovoltaics (PV) at 14 US locations for nationwide car rental agency Hertz.

11 February 2011

Wells Fargo environmental financing exceeds $8bn

Financial services major Wells Fargo has made more than $8bn in loans and investments to businesses and projects with a positive impact on the environment since 2005.

10 February 2011

LM Wind Power to develop world’s longest wind turbine blades

LM Wind Power and Alstom are planning to develop the longest wind turbine blade so far produced, designed to fit Alstom’s new 6MW wind turbine.

10 February 2011

Robert F Kennedy Jr lends support to LA solar energy drive

Clean energy investor and prominent environmentalist Robert F Kennedy Jr has given his support to the CLEAN LA solar project that aims to create one of world’s the largest rooftop photovoltaic installations of its kind in the Californian city.

10 February 2011

Covanta revenues up, profits down

Waste-to-energy infrastructure developer Covanta has reported full year financial results for 2010, showing revenues up but net profits down.

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