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Startup LanzaTech Launches Coal to Biofuel Project

Kiwi biofuel developer LanzaTech, fresh off its recently closed $18 million Series B, has inked a MOU to jointly develop a coal-to-biofuel project, with China’s, Henan Coal and Chemical Industrial Corp.

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How China Beat the U.S. and Became the New Green Tech Giant

By Elizabeth M. Lynch, founder of China Law & Policy First Posted on Foreign Policy Digest China no longer needs to worry about the U.S. as a serious green technology competitor because the U.S. just left the race. After a year-long impasse, Senate majority leader�Harry Reid confirmed on July 22, 2010 that the Democrats would…

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The Alternative Agenda: BP plugs the well, China to announce $739B energy plan, Acciona invests

BP has plugged its leaking well, China is investing $739 billion in energy and Acciona is putting $113 million in a Canadian wind farm,

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Guestblog: Will the Recovery Act Section 1603 cash grant be extended beyond 2010 ?

Fred Greguras is a partner in Palo Alto, Calif. at K&L Gates. The 1603 cash grant in lieu of investment tax credit has been a key incentive for both wind and solar project financing since late last year but it expires at the end of the year. Projects must be “under construction” by then to…

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China Doubles Wind Capacity [UPDATE]

In 2009 China’s installed wind capacity more than doubled to 25.9 gigawatts and overtook Germany (25.8 gigawatts)� for second place in terms of total wind installed capacity. The U.S., with 35.15 gigawatts, is in first place. Last year China added 13,732 megawatts in new wind capacity. The U.S. added 9,922 megawatts and Germany 1,880 megawatts.

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