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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 in the cleantech and renewable energy sectors — Washington was the de…

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Could Ontario Be First Solar�s New Germany?

First Solar, the world’s largest maker of thin-film photovoltaic panels, sells a substantial majority of its production on the German market. The company estimates that just for the first half of 2010 about 50 percent of its production will go to Germany. With the conservative coalition government of Chancellor Angela Merkel tightening the countries generous…

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This Week In Green Energy: Where�s The Money? �In Washington!

In the post-Lehman/global financial meltdown era it’s been repeatedly said that the money power has left Wall Street for the shores of the Potomac in Washington. This is not just a talking point, but a stark reality for whole industries — the renewable energy sector among them– which have come to rely on Washington for…

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German Solar Subsidy Cuts Not as Bad as Feared

Germany�s coalition government has released the draft of long-awaited cuts to solar subsidies and they�re� not that bad.

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German Solar Subsidy Cuts Now Set To Start in June

Germany’s conservative government is now considering a 16 percent cut in the country’s solar feed-in tariff, which utilities are obligated to pay solar power producers. That’s slightly higher than the 15 percent cut that was being discussed up until now.

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