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28 September 2010

American Carbon Registry lifts carbon offset benchmark

The American Carbon Registry (ACR) has raised the bar for the level of carbon that landowners must sequester under its forestry programmes in a move that it claims will stimulate the carbon offset market.

28 September 2010

Think instates Barry Engle as CEO to support US entry

Electric vehicle developer Think has acquired new leadership by appointing industry veteran Barry Engle as CEO and US division vice-chairman Richard Canny.

27 September 2010

Global Technologies to integrate wind, solar for mobile communications

Targeted acquisition company Global Technologies plans to integrate its small-scale wind technology with solar energy systems to provide sustainable energy sources to the growing number of mobile communication base stations in the US.

27 September 2010

Nevada Geothermal Power raises $10m in share offering

Nevada Geothermal Power (NGP) has raised CAN$10.35m ($10.07m) in a non-brokered private placement, in which it issued 20.7 million common shares at CAN$0.50 ($0.48) each, together with a share purchase warrant.

27 September 2010

OPT Powerbuoy completes first wave energy device grid connection

Listed marine energy company Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has completed the first-ever grid connection of a wave energy device in the US at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii, in conjunction with the US Navy.

27 September 2010

Iberdrola Renovables launches international wind power control system in Oregon

Wind energy project developer Iberdrola Renovables has launched its Portland Oregon National Control Centre (NCC), which will control the output of around 2,500 wind turbines in the US.

27 September 2010

US publishes recommendations on achieving 50 per cent energy savings in large buildings

The US Department of Energy (DOE) and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released two technical reports providing recommendations on how to achieve 50 per cent energy savings in large office buildings and large hospitals.

27 September 2010

Beacon Power secures federal contract to develop renewable energy storage system

US-based advanced energy storage systems company Beacon Power will develop critical components for an advanced ‘flying ring’ flywheel energy storage system over a two-year period that will integrate renewable energy, under a new federal contract.

27 September 2010

Smart meter provider GreenPocket completes Series A financing

Smart meter software provider GreenPocket has completed its Series A financing round, in which Bankengruppe seed fund Rheinland Venture Capital invested alongside return backer, digital business investor Schwetje Digital.

27 September 2010

BioFuel secures bridge loan from Greenlight Capital

Ethanol production company BioFuel Energy has entered into a six-month bridge loan agreement with investment firm Greenlight Capital and some of its affiliates, alongside an affiliate of investment adviser Third Point.

27 September 2010

enXco completes 50MW Linden Wind farm

EDF Energies Nouvelles company enXco has finished developing the 50MW Linden Wind project in Klickitat County in the US state of Washington, which is owned by the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA).

27 September 2010

Siemens Energy secures Italian solar photovoltaic order

Siemens Energy will construct three solar photovoltaic power plants in Italy for Viridis Energia by the end of the year under a new order.

24 September 2010

Crude oil is greater threat to food inflation than biofuel, fuel alliance warns

The impact of crude oil prices is more detrimental than the mass production of biodiesel on the availability of food crops, according to the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA).

24 September 2010

Castle Rock Vineyards goes solar with Kyocera and REC

Kyocera Solar and photovoltaic power provider REC Solar have completed a 1.13MW solar energy system at Castle Rock Vineyards, located in the heart of California’s Central Valley.

24 September 2010

Evergreen Solar CEO jumps ship as it embarks on China expansion

The CEO of solar manufacturer Evergreen Solar, Richard Feldt, has left the company as it is due to embark on expanding its China operations, to take up the helm of another privately-held company.

24 September 2010

OYA to develop biggest North America solar PV roof-top project

Canadian developer OYA Solar will develop North America’s largest rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) project in conjunction with hollow structural steel manufacturer Atlas Tube in a project that it expects will see $20m of investment.

24 September 2010

GT Solar underwriters exercise over-allotment option

The underwriters for GT Solar International’s recently-announced secondary common stock offering have exercised part of their over-allotment option to buy an additional 650,000 shares.

24 September 2010

NRG and Eurus plan California’s largest solar project

Eurus Energy America and NRG Solar have joined forces to build what will be the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) generating facility in the US state of California.

24 September 2010

New Hampshire biomass plant secures state approval

The New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) has unanimously approved Laidlaw Berlin BioPower’s application to construct and operate a 70MW biomass plant in the US state’s city of Berlin.

24 September 2010

Biofuel refiner Hydrodec looks to raise £3m through share placement

Renewable oil refining group Hydrodec Group plans to raise around £3m through a placing of 50 million ordinary shares at £0.06 each.

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