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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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The Alternative Agenda: Duke buys progress, military buys American, GE buys wind

Duke Energy to acquire Progress Energy for $47.48 a share Duke, the Charlotte-based energy powerhouse, has bid $13.7 billion for Progress Energy of Raleigh. Progress is not known for its green energy ventures but Duke certainly is � the deal could be good for the growth of renewables. American military must buy homegrown solar A…

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Duke Closes Financing For Wyo. Wind Farm

A unit of Charlotte, N.C.,-based Duke Energy, has closed financing supporting an operating 200-megawatt wind farm in Wyoming.

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The Week In Green Energy: Got Projects, Need Funding

There�s a trend that’s been fueling a lot of merger and acquisition deals, not just this week but over the past couple of years (since the dark days of September 2008). It goes something like this: Small, promising renewable energy developer with promising technology or project pipeline but a balance sheet too thin to interest…

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Exclusive: Details On Duke’s $180M Solar Venture

Duke Energy and joint venture partner Integrys Energy Services plan to finance the construction of up to 40 megawatts of solar photovoltaic projects with a combination of debt and equity.

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