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First Solar in Talks to Sell Topaz Solar Project

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Exclusive: Rentech Refinances $85M Loan, Plots Financing of 55 MW Biomass Project

Rentech, the Los Angeles-based renewable energy developer, has refinanced an $85 million term-loan and says it could tap its new $125 million credit to finance a 55 megawatt biomass power project in Florida. Long-time Rentech banker Credit Suisse arranged the refinancing. The  original […]

The Week in Green Energy: House Republicans Attack the Foundation of Obama’s Green Energy Plans

When the Energy & Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee approved the 2012 Energy and Water and Related Agencies Appropriations bill late last week, committee Republicans signaled their willingness to hit president Barack Obama’s green energy agenda where it hurts […]

The Week in Green Energy: One (More) Year

Certainty — albeit short-term certainty — that’s what the renewable energy industry got this week. By signing a controversial bill extending the Bush tax cuts, President Obama also extended key green energy federal subsidies, (the provisions were inserted in the tax bill), including […]

The Week In Green Energy: iBanking Goes Sustainable

Morgan Stanley's iconic headquarter in New York The renewable energy and cleantech sector is ripe for a wave of consolidation and Wall Street banks don’t want to miss out on this potentially lucrative stream of green advisory fees. That’s why a growing number […]

DOE The New VC, Steps in with $157M in Early Stage Investments

The Department of Energy released the names of the first beneficiaries — 37 in all — of its Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), funding program. The recipients, a mixture of startups and university research labs, are all developing cleantech technologies set to meet […]

Exclusive: Matt Rogers Leaving DOE In The Fall

Matt Rogers, a senior advisor to Energy Secretary Steven Chu who oversees the disbursement of tens of billions of dollars in stimulus funds for renewable energy projects, has told staffers he will be leaving the Department of Energy in September, G.E.R. has learned. […]

The Week In Green Energy: During Summer Doldrums Renewable Energy Funding Heats Up

The sweltering heat that has hammered the East Coast for the better part of the week did not dry up the renewable energy deal flow, as some developers managed to clinch crucial funding. And as is often the case these days — especially […]

Senate Legislation Could Boost Sale of DOE Uranium

The Department of Energy sits on top one of the world’s largest Uranium stockpile,  about a 150 million-pound, worth $6 billion, and if the Senate has its way it could sell more of that carbon-neutral energy source under long-term contracts.

DOE Releases $200M For Cleantech Manufacturing

The Obama administration is leaving no stone unturned in its quest to build the country into a greentech power. Today Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced (Happy Earth Day!) a five year, $200 million financing to support “manufacturing-focused research projects that will have near […]