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29 November 2012

Itron, Teplocom join for smart metering project in Russia

US-based global technology company Itron and thermal energy monitoring specialist Teplocom Holding have partnered to develop and market metering solutions in Russia.

29 November 2012

RPSEA awards $27.2m for 15 projects for unconventional energy programme

The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) has awarded $27.2m to 15 projects for its Unconventional Resources Programme in conjunction with the US Department of Energy (DOE).

28 November 2012

ITM, AEG to integrate solutions

ITM_inside_170SQ UK energy storage company ITM Power and Netherlands-based AEG have partnered to integrate certain technologies.

28 November 2012

Vattenfall unveils new sustainability goals

Swedish utility Vattenfall has announced plans to cut emissions 30 per cent by the end of the decade.

26 November 2012

EBRD provides $50m to support efficiency in Belarus

Minsk_170SQ The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has launched a $50m facility to promote sustainable energy financing in Belarus.

22 November 2012

Opcon sells engine efficiency division for $33m

Swedish energy and environmental technology company Opcon has completed sale of its subsidiary SEM to the Perusa Partner Fund 2 for SEK218m ($33m).

22 November 2012

New Venture Partners leads $10m round by ICR Turbine Engine

Advanced materials developer ICR Turbine Engine has closed $10m in Series A financing led by New Venture Partners.

21 November 2012

Green for Growth Fund secures €25m

The-Hague_170SQ The Netherlands Development Finance Company has invested €25m into the Green for Growth Fund, focused on Southeast Europe.

21 November 2012

Energy management business Hara names new CEO

US energy management business Hara has appointed Roderigo Prudencio as CEO.

20 November 2012

Green for Growth Fund provides $5m for Armenian efficiency drive

The south-east Europe division of the Green for Growth Fund has provided a $5m loan to Armenia’s Araratbank to strengthen lending for energy efficiency projects.

19 November 2012

Itron, Panasonic to bring smart meters to Japan

Tokyo_170SQ International energy monitoring specialist Itron has partnered with Panasonic to bring smart metering solutions to Japan.

16 November 2012

Influencing power: Wheb’s contribution to the drafting the UK Energy Billp

The UK Energy Bill has been a big feature of 2012, from its publication in May to the delivery of startlingly frank scrutiny from the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Select Committee in July. The committee wrote that ‘the draft Bill and its associated documents are fundamentally flawed by the lack of consideration given to demand-side measures, which are potentially the cheapest methods of de-carbonising our electricity system’. What did they mean, and how could such a gulf have arisen between the government’s proposals and the select committee’s assessment? Megan Bingham-Walker, principal at Wheb Partners, gives her view.

15 November 2012

Power and utility deal activity nosedives in Q3 with grim outlook for 2013: E&Yp

The volume of activity and deal value for the power and utilities (P&U) sector has plummeted for the third quarter of 2012, with experts from Ernst & Young predicting a drab outlook for next year.

14 November 2012

Financiers team to launch energy efficiency upgrade platform in USp

A clean energy programme in the US has partnered with an insurance and real estate company to offer a web-based financing programme dedicated to energy efficiency improvements.

14 November 2012

Akros Silicon secures funding from Technology Partners

US-based intelligent energy management company Akros Silicon has secured additional funding, which will bring its total raised to date to $11m.

14 November 2012

Ambient, ELO partner for South America smart grid expansion

Energy efficiency companies US-based Ambient Corporation and Brazil’s ELO Sistemas Eltronicos Partners have teamed to bring smart grid communications technology to South America.

13 November 2012

DECC introduces commercial-focused efficiency policyp

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change has introduced a new strategy to encourage energy efficiency, with a key focus on commercial operations.

13 November 2012

Abengoa sees revenue up but profit down so far in 2012

Abengoa_170SQ Spanish cleantech company Abengoa has recorded profit worth €117m for the first nine months of the year, a two per cent decrease on the same point of 2011.

12 November 2012

Ricardo set to pay £18m for AEA leftovers

Engineering consultancy Ricardo is set to pay £18m in cash for the remaining units of AEA Technology, a privatised business rolled out from the UK Atomic Energy Authority in 1994 and floated in 1996.

12 November 2012

Transonic secures $32m in Series D from Khosla and others

US-based Transonic, a developer of high-efficiency fuel injection systems foe internal combustion engines, has secured $32m through a Series D funding round.

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