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21 December 2012

Glori Energy pulls $115m IPO

Clean energy and oil recovery-focused company Glori Energy has withdrawn its plans for a $115m initial public offering (IPO).

21 December 2012

Neo Solar Power, DelSolar sign merger agreement

Neo Solar Power (NSP) and DelSolar have signed a merger agreement, following the completion of the first-stage tender offer by NSP in acquiring 15 per cent stake of DelSolar.

21 December 2012

Wellspring Capital sells energy efficient boiler company to Harbour Group

Wellspring Capital Management has sold its energy efficient boiler portfolio Cleaver-Brooks to Harbour Group for an undisclosed price.

21 December 2012

Finavera Wind Energy agrees to $40m sale of British Columbia wind project portfolio

Finavera Wind Energy has signed an agreement for the $40m sale of a British Columbia wind project portfolio.

21 December 2012

Atlantic Canada Regional Venture Fund to hold first close in early 2013p

The Business Development Bank of Canada has invested in the Atlantic Canada Regional Venture Fund, set up to finance start-up companies in the IT, clean energy and healthcare sectors, through its venture capital arm.

21 December 2012

KKR, United Water partner for New Jersey water contract

Global private equity giant KKR has launched an innovative partnership with United Water to handle the water infrastructure needs of the City of Bayonne in New Jersey.

21 December 2012

Intel Capital reveals $300m spend in 2012

Corporate venturing firm Intel Capital has revealed a $300m investment drive over 2012 with the firm backing 50 additional companies.

21 December 2012

Kedco completes acquisition of Reforce Energy

AIM-listed renewables group Kedco has completed the acquisition of Reforce Energy, which is focused on small-scale renewable projects across various technologies.

21 December 2012

Next-gen battery maker Atraverda enters administration

Atraverda, the South Wales-based ceramic bipolar battery maker, has appointed administrators after discussions over securing working capital broke down.

20 December 2012

Aquacast eyes Thai market as flood protection needs escalatep

Aquacast International, a UK-based environmentally-friendly flood protection company, has its sights set on the Thai market as the government’s lack of action on coastal erosion causes other international firms to go elsewhere.

20 December 2012

FuelCell Energy sees increased demand as shift from nuclear continuesp

US-based technology innovator FuelCell Energy is looking to tap into the opportunity created by a move away from nuclear and towards ‘clean baseload’ distributed generation.

20 December 2012

Arsenal Capital buys recycler Dash Multi-Corp

tyres_170 New York-based private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners has agreed to acquire Dash Multi-Corp, a manufacturer of recycled rubber products and formulated polyurethane, vinyl plastisol and specialty coatings.

20 December 2012

Ex-ARPA- E director Arun Majumdar moves to Google.org

Arun Majumdar, founder of the US government’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy, is to move to Google to steer energy initiatives at its philanthropic arm and advise on its wider power strategy.

20 December 2012

Project delays cause Areva’s renewables revenues to stay flat

Revenues from its renewable energy activities are expected to stay flat for Areva in 2013 as project delays take their toll.

20 December 2012

UK offshore wind power production up 54%

UK energy production and consumption for offshore wind power in the third quarter of 2012 increased by 54 per cent compared with the same period last year, according to a Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) report.

20 December 2012

Drax gets Green Investment Bank support for biomass plans

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has provided financing needed by Drax Group for it to progress with its biomass conversion plans.

20 December 2012

Starwood Energy sets $1bn target for second energy infrastructure fundp

Private equity firm Starwood Energy has launched a second energy infrastructure fund with ambitions to raise up to $1bn, set to be its biggest ever capital pool.

20 December 2012

8minuteenergy Renewables names Sam Couchman as community relations director

Solar company 8minuteenergy Renewables has appointed Sam Couchman as its new director of community relations.

20 December 2012

JinkoSolar forms 200MW development agreement with Jinchuan

JinkoSolar has signed a strategic agreement with state-backed Jinchuan to invest in and develop a 200MW solar power plant in Gansu Province, China.

20 December 2012

Ontario’s green subsidy scheme breaks trade rules, says WTO

A scheme set up in the province of Ontario that pays green power companies more for their power if they use locally-sourced technology breaks international trade rules, the World Trade Organization found.

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