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17 April 2014

Sony, Hydro-Québec to create smart grid joint venture

smartgridnetwork_170_170 Sony, Japan's biggest TV maker,has established a joint venture with clean energy company Hydro-Québec to develop a large-scale energy storage system for power grids.

16 April 2014

Velocys selects London site for green jet fuel refinery

London_cityhall_170 Roman Abramovich-backed bioenergy company Velocys has announced plans to convert an abandoned east London oil refinery to produce jet fuel from landfill waste.

15 April 2014

First Wind announces 20-year power purchase agreement with Hawaiian Electric Company

hawaii_170 Wind farm operator First Wind has announced a deal to sell electricity from a planned 20MW solar facility to Hawaiian Electricity Company under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

14 April 2014

25 of the world’s biggest banks sign up to the new Green Bond Principles

Grassfield_170 25 of the world’s biggest banks have signed up to the recently created Green Bond Principles according to the International Capital Market association, which administrates the framework.

11 April 2014

OpenHydro and Alderney Renewable Energy team up on 300MW tidal array in the English Channel

tidal_wave170 Tidal technology company OpenHydro and Alderney Renewable Energy have signed a joint venture to develop a 300MW tidal array in the English Channel, off the island of Alderney.

10 April 2014

Blackstone-backed Fisterra reaches a financial closing for Mexico’s largest onshore wind farm

NewMexico_170 Blackstone backed Fisterra Energy has reached a financial closing for the $650m Ventika wind project, slated to be Mexico’s largest wind farm.

9 April 2014

Tesla Motors seeks funds for new finance unit

TeslaModelS-170SQ Electric car maker Tesla Motors is seeking to raise funds for the new finance unit it has created to lease its electric Model S sedans to corporate customers.

7 April 2014

Liquidators given green light for LDK Solar restructuring

Officials appointed to liquidate the troubled Chinese solar company LDK Solar have been given the green light to start restructuring.

7 April 2014

Silver Spring Networks partners Smarter Grid Solutions to form distributed energy alliance

grid_170 US smart grid technology company Silver Spring Networks is teaming up with UK-based company Smarter Grid Solutions in a partnership intended to help grid operators manage renewable energy resources and grid devices.

4 April 2014

Kawa Capital backed Conergy shrugs off bad weather and installs 68MW of new solar

Solar-panels-stock_170 Kawa Capital-backed solar service provider Conergy installed seven new solar facilities with a total capacity of 68MW in the first three months of 2014.

4 April 2014

Venture capital-backed water treatment innovator Lontra secures ‘mult-million’ pound deal

Wastetwater1_170 UK-based green technology company Lontra has secured a ‘multi-million’ pound licensing deal with pump manufacturer Sulzer. The deal provides Sulzer with global rights to incorporate the Blade CompressorTM design into aeration equipment for the treatment of waste water.

2 April 2014

Goldman Sachs provides SunEdison Yieldco with $250m financing

solarpv_170sq US solar company SunEdison has raised $250m in financing with Goldman Sachs acting as sole lead arranger.

2 April 2014

Kior staves off bankruptcy with $25m Khosla financing agreement

biofuels-170SQ Troubled biofuel producer Kior has edged back from the brink of bankruptcy after securing a $25m financing agreement with billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla.

1 April 2014

Vestas joint venture with Mitsibishi Heavy Industries springs into life

Vestas_China1_170 The joint venture between Mitisbishi Heavy Industries and Danish turbine maker Vestas, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, is now operational.

1 April 2014

Australian wave power pioneer Oceanlinx goes bankruptp

tidal_wave1701 Wave power pioneer Oceanlinx has entered receivership part way through installing what would have been the world's first 1MW single-unit wave energy generator.

31 March 2014

Good Energy COO takes over as infrastructure investment director at Oxford Capital

powercable_090312_170 UK private equity firm Oxford Capital has appointed former Good Energy COO Barney Rhys Jones as chief capital investment director in its infrastructure team.

28 March 2014

World Bank kickstarts cleantech incubator in Ethiopiap

ethiopia_170 The World Bank has launched a new cleantech business hub, the Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center in Addis Ababa to support enterprises that address climate change and boost the local economy.

27 March 2014

Blackstone launches new platform to invest in sustainable water facilities

waterpipes1701 Global private equity firm Blackstone has launched Global Water Development Partners, a new water-focused investment and development platform.

27 March 2014

Google’s smart meter company Nest hit with $5m class action

Nest-thermostat-smart-meter-2-170_1701-1 Nest Labs is being sued for $5m by a customer who says the firm’s thermostat doesn’t accurately measure temperature or cut energy costs.

25 March 2014

Cool Planet, Organic Waste Solutions team up to develop water treatment tech

biofuels-170SQ Private equity-backed biofuel developer Cool Planet Energy Systems has signed a strategic deal with Organic Waste Solutions, in a bid to develop new water purification techniques.

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