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Pacific Northwest Grid Operators Ready US’ Largest Smart Grid Trial

June 19th, 2012 | by Andrew

In what's sure to be a closely watched smart grid event, project partners have installed the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project's transaction control system, which, if all goes well, will dynamically manage electricity demand, supply and grid conditions across interconnected assets of 11 utilities.


Leveling the Energy Playing Field: Senate Bill to Allow Renewable Energy MLPs

June 8th, 2012 | by Andrew

One of the ways the US federal government subsidizes the fossil fuel industry is by allowing natural gas, oil and coal investors to form Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs). These special purpose investment vehicles exempt companies forming them from corporate income taxes. Legislation from Delaware Sen. Christopher Coons seeks to level the playing field by opening MLPs up to renewable energy investors.


40th World Environment Day: Denmark, Scotland Pave the Way to the Green Economy

June 6th, 2012 | by Andrew

Substantial headway in forging a green economy has been made across Europe. While the success of efforts in Germany, Italy, Spain, and the Czech Republic are all noteworthy, Denmark and Scotland stand out when it comes to reducing the environmental impact of our economic activities, whether they originate on the production or consumption side of the ledger.


Solar Energy Momentum Building in the Middle East as Qatar Banks Finance $1.1 Billion Polysilicon Plant

May 31st, 2012 | by Andrew

Local banks have come together to finance Qatar's first solar-grade polysilicon production plant, a planned $1.1 billion, 8,000-metric-ton facility being built by Qatar Electricity and Water (QEWC), and Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec), a joint venture of the Qatar Foundation that supports efforts to transform the Gulf Coast country's economy from a carbon-based to a knowledge-based one


Indian Wind Energy World Leader Fights for Survival

May 28th, 2012 | by Andrew

Wind and renewable energy have been growing rapidly worldwide, but for industry leaders, including India's Suzlon, financial sustainability remains elusive. Encouraged by its recent results, a large group of banks has pledged to loan Suzlon enough money for it to cover looming bond redemptions


Japanese Retail Investors Fund ADB Clean Energy Projects

May 20th, 2012 | by Andrew

There are signs that there's healthy demand on the part of retail and professional private sector investors, particularly in Japan, in helping finance the transition to clean, renewable energy. Through Nomura International, the Asian Development Bank last week sold a second, $339 issue of Clean Energy bonds in various foreign currencies to Japanese retail investors


US Smart Grid Systems Provider Lands Scottish Wind Farm Contract

May 4th, 2012 | by Andrew

Europe's renewable energy drive is opening up substantial new opportunities for innovative US companies such as Chicago-based smart grid systems provider S&C Electric, which is doubling the size of its factory in Milwaukee as a result of its growing European and overseas business portfolio



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