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The Week In Green Energy: The Tipping Point

The first week in June could well go down in history as the moment energy and climate legislation in the U.S. reached its tipping point.

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The Week In Green Energy: Tracking The Green Dollar

Week of April 12 – to – April 16, 2010 This week, industry groups released�a slew of optimistic reports that highlighted the robust health of the U.S. clean energy sector. In 2009, U.S. solar capacity grew by 29 percent, according to the Solar Energy Industry Association. Wind, according to the American Wind Energy Association, was…

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IFC Invests $1.5M In Producer of Rice-Powered Electricity

Husk Power Systems is close to securing a $1.5 million financing from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank’s private investment arm. The funding is expected to be finalized at a meeting in May and follows last month’s $375,000 investment by the Acumen Fund.

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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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Renewable Energy Financing and Rice-Powered Electricity

The theme of this year’s Renewable Energy World Conference in Austin, Texas, which we’re attending, is: “Power Shift.” And indeed, over the past three-to-five years, a shift has occurred in the energy sector as renewable energy�has evolved from a lifestyle into a growth sector. But the question remains: Will it become a long-term industry? It’s…

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