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11 December 2008

UK, Indonesia sign climate change partnership in Poznan

A memorandum of understanding between the UK and Indonesia was signed today by Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband, and Indonesian Environment Minister Rachmat Witoelar, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poznan, Poland.

11 December 2008

PhoenixESG receives anchor investment from Momentum Venture Management

Energy management company PhoenixESG has received an anchor investment from Los Angeles-based early stage investor Momentum Venture Management. Financial terms were not disclosed.

11 December 2008

Solar Energy sells controlling interest in Planktos

Solar Energy has sold its controlling share in ecorestoration company Planktos Corporation for $200,000.

10 December 2008

RWE npower takes 75 per cent stake in Peel Energy CCS

RWE npower has taken a 75 per cent stake in Peel Energy CCS, which was formerly owned by Peel Energy and DONG Energy.

10 December 2008

Vu1 raises $5m in funding over three months

Energy efficient lighting solutions company Vu1 Corporation completed a round of financing that totaled $5m.

10 December 2008

E.ON gives grant to Scottish island to utilise waste heat from whisky distillery

Energy company E.ON has given a £22,000 grant towards the cost of upgrading the heating system at the Mactaggart Community Leisure Centre on the Scottish Island of Islay.

10 December 2008

OPV Venture Partners appoints Carl Weissman as managing director

Venture capital firm OPV Venture Partners has appointed Carl Weissman as managing director.

8 December 2008

European Commission set to replace incandescent bulbs with energy saving bulbs by 2012 to limit CO2 emissions

EU member states have supported the European Commission’s proposals for a regulation which will see incandescent bulbs replaced by energy saving bulbs by 2012, in a bid to limit CO2 emissions.

8 December 2008

NetApp awarded rebate of $1.4m in recognition of its environmental work

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has awarded NetApp a rebate of $1.4m in recognition of its continued environmental work.

3 December 2008

Green Communities Act spurs NSTAR to expand its energy efficiency programme by 50 per cent

US investor-owned electric and gas utility NSTAR expects to expand its energy efficiency programmes by nearly 50 per cent over the coming year, in direct response to the Green Communities Act and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s call for increased conservation.

27 November 2008

UK passes climate change and energy legislation

Three new Acts of Parliament, the Climate Change, Energy and Planning Bills have been passed this week. The acts will help facilitate the UK's transition to a low-carbon economy, deliver a long-term, secure energy supply, and enshrine in law ambitious targets to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent, according to Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Ed Miliband.

21 November 2008

The US Department of the Interior, Department of Energy establish sustainable programme for national parks

The US Department of the Interior (DOI) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) Are help the National Park Service (NPS) showcase sustainable energy practices.

21 November 2008

Constellation Energy selected by US government to provide demand response services

Constellation Energy's subsidiary, Constellation NewEnergy, has been selected by the Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) to provide demand response services to both defence and civilian US federal government agencies it serves domestically.

20 November 2008

US Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency promote energy efficiency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Energy have released an action plan promoting energy efficiency.

20 November 2008

US energy conversion company Danotek raises $14.5m in venture funding

Clean energy conversion developer Danotek Motion Technologies has raised $14.5m from technology venture capital firm CMEA Ventures, StatoilHydro unit StatoilHydro Venture and GE unit GE Energy Financial Services.

10 November 2008

Energy efficiency company Comverge secures $25m credit facility

Energy efficiency company Comverge has entered into a new $25m senior credit facility with Silicon Valley Bank.

10 November 2008

Echelon Corporation wins French smart grid project

Energy technology company Echelon Corporation's Networked Energy Services (NES) system has been chosen by the Group of Electricity Distributors in France (GAELD) to measure up to 90,000 homes.

6 November 2008

SmartSynch acquires Applied Mesh Technlogies

SmartSynch, a provider of smart grid intelligence solutions, has acquired communications technology business Applied Mesh Technologies. Financial terms were not disclosed.

5 November 2008

Progress Energy announces efficiency programmes, solar water heating pilot

Progress Energy Carolinas has announced plans for three energy efficiency programmes, including a residential solar water heating pilot programme.

4 November 2008

Sunovia Energy Technologies, Beacon Products establish LED development partnership

Florida-based energy conservation business Sunovia Energy Technologies has partnered with Beacon Products, a member of the Varon Lighting Group, to develop and market LED products.

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