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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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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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The Week In Green Energy: iBanking Goes Sustainable

The renewable energy and cleantech sector is ripe for a wave of consolidation and Wall Street banks don’t want to miss out on this potentially lucrative stream of green advisory fees. That’s why a growing number of banks are forming dedicated renewable energy and cleantech-focused banking groups, including Lazard, which this week, hired veteran energy…

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Lazard Appoints Renewable Energy and Cleantech Banker

Jim Rossman, 47, a senior managing director� at Macquarie Group, the Australian infrastructure investment group, is returning to Lazard to head the investment bank’s New York-based� power, energy, and infrastructure group, focusing� on growing alternative energy advisory work. Rossman was head of equity capital markets at Lazard from 2003 to 2005.

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Montreal Biofuel Startup Appoints Former Lazard Banker as CFO [UPDATE]

UPDATE | A spokeswoman for Enerkem in Montreal tells us that Patrice Ouimet replaces CFO� Pierre Richard, who left the company at the end of January. Richard joined Enerkem in early 2008. Montreal-based Enerkem has appointed Patrice Ouimet, a former M&A investment banker with Lazard, as chief financial officer.

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