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October Top 10 Players in Green Energy

1: Can BrightSource Energy’s John Woolard do anything wrong? BrightSource Energy’s chief executive was a deal-making machine in October, notably gaining a $300 million investment by NRG Energy in the Ivanpah solar project and inking a partnership with French company Alstom to build power plants in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The company…

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September Top 10 Players in Green Energy

Editor’s note: We’re back — and a little late — with our monthly top ten ranking! Tune back November 8th for our October ranking. 1: California Energy Commission September was a busy month at the California Energy Commission (CEC), which approved, according to G.E.R.’s own count, a record 2,351 megawatts of solar projects. With key…

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The Week In Green Energy: Google Goes Offshore

This week Google dipped its toes in the largely underdeveloped but extremely promising U.S. offshore and, in doing so, further clarified its ambitious renewable energy strategy. The Mountain View, Calif., search engine giant announced that it would partner with Swiss private equity fund Good Energies and Japanese industrial group Marubeni Corp. to support initial development…

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Details On Google’s Offshore Play

The investment announced yesterday by Google, private equity fund Good Energies and Japanese industrial group Marubeni is an initial first-round set to finance preliminary development work supporting the offshore grid system, including securing crucial federal and state permits.

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Google Backs Crucial Offshore Wind Infrastructure Project

Google is joining renewable energy-focused private equity fund Good Energies and Marubeni, the Japanese industrial conglomerate,� to support the initial development of a 350 miles, (562 kilometers), 6 gigawatts offshore electric transmission line that could help kickstart the development of the U.S. East Coast’s offshore potential.

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