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28 May 2009

Chinese clean energy producer SmartHeat wins $3m contract to supply Inner Mongolia

Smartheat, a Chinese clean energy producer, has won a $3m contract with a Chinese municipality to supply its products to the Inner Mongolia region.

28 May 2009

IBM makes $3bn available for energy efficient IT initiatives across Europe and Asia-Pacific

IBM, an international computer technology company, is making $3bn available to finance IT initiatives in key economic stimulus projects in Europe and Asia-Pacific through its lending and leasing business segment, IBM Global Financing.

27 May 2009

GE invests $1.4bn in cleantech R&D in 2008

Infrastructure, finance and media giant GE invested $1.4bn in cleaner technology research and development in 2008, up from $750m in 2005. The company has also reduced its own greenhouse gas intensity, and is making progress against its other goals for revenue growth, water and technology innovation, according to a statement.

27 May 2009

US energy monitoring and management company OutSmart closes $2m in seed funding

US energy monitoring and management company OutSmart Power Systems, has raised$2m in seed funding round, led by private investment manager Bainco, angel investment group The Clean Energy Venture Group and energy management company Manifold Products. The funding will be used to deploy pilot programmes for energy monitoring and management, the company said.

27 May 2009

Eneco to build Netherland’s cleanest gas-fired power plant with DONG Energy and Siemens

Dutch energy company Eneco will go ahead and build the Enecogen gas fired power plant Enecogen in the Rotterdam port area in collaboration with DONG Energy.

26 May 2009

Will County and Waste Management team up to build landfill gas-to-energy plant in Illinois, US

Officials of Will County and Waste Management of Illinois will build a landfill gas-to-energy plant at the Prairie View Recycling and Disposal Facility.

26 May 2009

newnet profile: Richard Ellis, Alliance Bootsp

Richard Ellis talks about the challenges Alliance Boots faces in incorporating corporate social responsibility into its pharmaceutical activities and whether we can really meet the government's 2020 renewable energy targets.

26 May 2009

The Coalition for Green Bank applauds new energy legislation in the US

The Coalition for Green Bank, a consortium of energy industry leaders, commended the House Energy and Commerce Committee's passage of its legislation that would transform US energy and global warming policy.

22 May 2009

Tucson Electric Power offers Arizona a helping hand to win energy energy efficiency grants

Tucson Electric Power is on a mission to help Arizona cities and counties prepare successful bids for newly available federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block grants.

21 May 2009

US introduces National Efficiency Standard for auto industryp

US President Barack Obama has proposed a new fuel economy standard for the US auto industry, improving the energy efficiency of all US automobiles to 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016, an increase of more than eight miles per gallon per vehicle. This will result in projected reduction in oil consumption of approximately 1.8 billion barrels, or, in the President's words, ‘more oil than we imported last year from Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Libya, and Nigeria combined.'

21 May 2009

Thermal electrical power company PowerVerde and Keahole Solar Power sign technology agreement

PowerVerde, a developer of thermal and pressure driven electrical power systems, has entered into an agreement with Keahole Solar Power, a Hawaii based renewable project and technology developer, under which PowerVerde will provide KSP a commercial-ready electrical power generation engine system and related accessories.

21 May 2009

The Energy & Environmental Research Center demonstrates clean energy railroad ties system

The Energy & Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota has begun a demonstration of its clean energy system that converts used railroad ties into heat and power.

21 May 2009

Intel Corporation releases latest corporate responsibility report

Intel Corporation released its latest corporate responsibility report which highlights the company's commitment to address environmental and economic challenges.

21 May 2009

Energy efficient metals manufacturer Metalysis attracts £5.1m venture capital investment

UK alloys manufacturer Metalysis has raised a further £5.1m to scale up its energy efficient production process. The new funding comes from venture capital firm Environmental Technologies Fund along with private equity firm 3i, early-stage investor Chord Capital, private investment company Seven Spires Investments and Cody Gate Ventures. In addition to providing working capital it will primarily be used to support the scale-up of a novel semi-continuous pilot plant, the company said.

20 May 2009

Braemer Energy Ventures invests $10m in energy efficiency lighting company

Braemer Energy Ventures, a venture capital fund in the energy technology sector, has made a $10m investment in Fulham, an assembler and distributor of electronic lighting equipment.

20 May 2009

Energy efficiency company Power Integrations discovers new lighting technology

Power Integrations, a US-based energy efficient power conversion company, has released a new engineering report detailing a 92 per cent efficient power supply for LED streetlight devices.

19 May 2009

David Slawson of Stirling Energy joins 5G Wireless Communcations’ advisory board

5G Wireless Communications has appointed David Slawson of Stirling Energy to its advisory board.

18 May 2009

NewNet Investor Profile: Tom Blaisdell, DCMp

Tom Blaisdell discusses what makes disruptive technology exciting, why it pays to be a venture capitalist in the current climate and why China and Japan are the nations to watch. 'The biggest driver we have seen is the expanding middle class in developing countries like China and India where you have hundreds of millions of people moving up the economic ladder who have increasing demands for commodities like energy and clean water as well as consumer products such as refrigerators and cars. The trick will be to provide them in an environmentally sustainable manner. That is where disruptive technologies can play a key role.'

18 May 2009

Chinese coal-water mixture company Sino Clean Energy posts first quarter 2009 results

Sino Clean Energy, a producer of coal-water mixture in China, saw its revenue increase by 211.4 per cent to $7,739.583m in the first quarter of 2009.

18 May 2009

US energy efficient technology company Patriot Energy management recommends new offer to shareholders

US energy efficient technology company Patriot Energy Corporation has announced that management is in favour of the new purchase offer and has urged shareholders to accept this new offer.

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