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The Week In Green Energy: The Tar Heel Green Giant

A green giant emerged this week. Duke Energy’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Progress Energy formed the country’s largest power company with a $37 billion market capitalization and a whopping 57 gigawatts of domestic generating capacity, largely from conventional resources (coal, nuclear and natural gas). But they�ll also be a big player in renewables. The combination…

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In 2010 New Investments In Clean Energy Reached $243B

Global investments across the whole renewable energy spectrum surged 30 percent in 2010, largely supported by record investments into China. In 2010 clean energy investments peaked to $243 billion, from $186.5 billion in 2009 and $180.1 billion in 2008, according to figures compiled by market research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

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The Week in Green Energy: America’s Gloomy Wind Sector

After a couple of years of sustained growth, U.S. wind power investments have fallen off the cliff over the past year, pummeled by a combination of record-low natural gas prices, low power prices and ongoing uncertainty over the expansion of key federal stimulus programs. Add reverberations from the Great Recession and one starts to understand…

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REFF: Renewable Energy Investments Growing But Investors Hungry For More Government Support

Clean energy markets in the U.S. and Europe remain lukewarm because of regulatory uncertainty and hard-to-access investment capital, Bloomberg New Energy Finance CEO Michael Liebreich told a crowd at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum in New York today.

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The Week in Green Energy: BP’s Cleantech on Thin-Ice

  It started out as idle speculation: could BP, one of the world’s largest and most profitable companies, survive the massive Gulf oil spill that began on April 20. But, after another calamitous week for the British oil and gas company’s stock and a fresh battering from American politicians, the threats to BP existence are…

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