The Alternative Agenda: BP’s Latest Cap and What To Expect This Week in Green Energy [UPDATE]

by mpabst - July 19, 2010

How long will BP's newest cap keep the oil in?

A weekend without oil, but how long will it last?

BP�s new over the weekend and the well appears to be intact. But, what’s this? There appears to be some seepage and Coast Guard Admiral and collecting the oil again.

If the well is stable, we�ll move on to the most important question: who gets credit for ending this mess? An early candidate is .

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Speaking of caps� the when referring to the Kerry-Lieberman climate bill, according to Politico�s Darren Samuelsohn.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has employed pollsters to rebrand the climate message. The takeaways: don�t call the senate bill Kerry-Lieberman, do play up the patriotism and the prospect of losing out to China.

Another Greentech IPO: Ameresco (AMRC)

Framingham, Mass.,-based Ameresco, a developer and installer of energy efficiency systems, is expected to raise $130 million as part of its Initial Public Offering (IPO) on Tuesday. The company plans to sell 8.7 million shares at a price range of $14 – to – $16. Ameresco was founded in 2000 and booked $429 million in sales last year. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the lead underwriter on the deal.

Scottish and Southern Energy Partner With Mitsubishi

Finally, Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) and Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe and other low-carbon technologies.

Mitsubishi has already announced plans to invest �100 million in a UK-based R&D project.

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