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5 March 2012

PG&E increases share of renewables in 2011

California-based utility Pacific Gas & Electric has estimated that 19.4 per cent of electricity delivered to its customers in 2011 came from renewable sources, up from 15.9 per cent in 2010.

2 March 2012

Deal round-up: Corporates bolster renewable energy effortsp

leaves_170_170 With oil prices rising and global economies showing signs of life, corporates have this week begun to cement their green ambitions.

2 March 2012

Less oil imports to US sparks hope for renewables independence

The level of oil imports in 2011 were at their lowest in more than a decade, raising hopes for energy independence and more widespread use of renewable energy.

28 February 2012

UK renewables market still ‘extremely attractive’p

Despite debate over wavering political support, the UK is still premiere destination for clean energy investment, according to one expert.

28 February 2012

US Army to launch mammoth $7bn renewable energy RFPp

A major $7bn renewable energy tender has been launched by the US Army creating a wealth of opportunity for project developers in the sector.

24 February 2012

China launches renewable energy think-tank

China has established its first national think-tank on renewable energy as the country’s climate change efforts gather pace.

23 February 2012

Ormat Technologies records $42m 2011 loss

US cleantech company Ormat Technologies recorded a net loss of $42.7m for 2011, compared to a net income of $37.2m the previous year.

17 February 2012

DOE awards $6.5m to native American cleantech projects

The US Department of Energy has awarded $6.5m to 19 clean energy projects being developed by Native American tribes.

13 February 2012

Alliant Energy to sell ailing renewable subsidiary RMT

US power company Alliant Energy has announced plans to sell renewable generation subsidy RMT in its financial report for 2011.

13 February 2012

Renewable employment breaks 1 million in EU through 2010

The renewable energy sector accounted for €127bn of economic activity in the 27 European Union member countries during 2010, employing 1.11 million people.

6 February 2012

Joule appoints former Russian Minister to board

US alternative fuel company Joule has appointed Anatoly Chubais to its board of directors.

6 February 2012

US Ex-Im Bank to discuss $1.5bn of Vietnamese energy projects

vietnam_flag_170SQ Fred Hochberg, chairman and president of the US Export-Import Bank is set to meet with government ministers in Vietnam to discuss $1.5bn of infrastructure projects that include thermal power and renewable energy developments.

3 February 2012

Plugging in renewables across the USp

ch Plug-n-play has become so integrated into daily life that most computer users don't give a second thought to hooking up a camera or smart phone to a laptop or tablet. Now, take the same concept and apply it to complex US electrical systems when it comes to ‘plugging in’ renewables or smart grid technologies.

3 February 2012

Renewables fund seeks investors as it targets $1bnp

A fund that will invest in mature technologies across the renewable energy spectrum is now seeking qualified investors as it targets a massive $1bn final close.

2 February 2012

UK industrial fund likely to make renewable-related investmentsp

A UK investment manager has completed fundraising for an industrial-focused fund, and told NewNet that many of its portfolio companies may have an exposure to the renewables sector.

1 February 2012

Alaskan renewable energy fund may be extendedp

A renewable energy fund that has been influential in getting projects off the ground across the US state of Alaska may be extended under new legislation.

27 January 2012

Renewable generation M&A no longer about portfolio build out, say expertsp

Large-scale renewable energy generation is no longer about building up portfolios, but instead M&A is focused on realigning existing assets as the sector matures.

27 January 2012

Stock round-up: US cleantech valuations start looking upp

This week US President Barack Obama used part of his State of the Union address to call for clean energy tax credits to support the sector that has ‘never looked more promising’.

27 January 2012

Public-private fund to stimulate emerging market renewables deploymentp

A public-private investment fund will be launched today by the UK government and international organisations to provide seed financing to emerging economies.

26 January 2012

Wells Fargo invests $100m in Enfinity solar fundp

solarstock4_1704 A $100m solar fund has been launched by Wells Fargo and photovoltaic specialist Enfinity, providing a new financing scheme to develop a pipeline of projects.

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