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The Week In Green Energy: The Local Option

A week after the Democratic Senate leadership killed comprehensive energy reform, the onus is on the states to fix the country’s emission and energy problems. We saw the beginnings of this with the release, this week, by the Western Climate Change Initiative (WCI) of a proposal that over the next 10 years would seek to…

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Solyndra Gets Serious About Cutting Costs, Hires New CEO

Solyndra, the Fremont, Calif., maker of cylindrical solar photovoltaic systems,� has hired chip industry executive Brian Harrison as its new� president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Task number one for Harrison will be cutting Solyndra’s production costs, something he’s got experience doing most recently as CEO of Numonyx, an Intel venture sold in 2008 to…

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February Top Ten Players in Green Energy

Green Energy Reporter’s ranking of the top ten players in green energy for the month of February is out! Our top-ten list is based on the players influence over green energy policy and their ability to move the debate. 1: Bloom Energy Whoa! What a launch. The rollout of Bloom Energy’s Bloom Box will likely…

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Intel To Lead VC Investment Push in Cleantech

Chip maker Intel and group of venture capital firms are planning to invest $3.5 billion�over the next two years to�support “U.S. technology” a broad term that also includes cleantech.

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Intel, PepsiCo, Whole Foods Country’s Largest Purchaser of Green Energy

The Environmental Protection Agency released today its latest survey ranking the country’s largest purchasers of green power among Fortune 500 companies. The top five companies are, in order: Intel, PepsiCo, Whole Foods Market, Kohl’s Department Stores, and Dell. Newcomers to the list include:� Deutsche Bank (24th), Lockheed Martin (35th), The Bank of New York Mellon…

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