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June Top Ten Players In Green Energy

1: President Barack Obama Last month’s first Oval Office address by President Obama on the Gulf spill was paned for its lack of specifics. We at G.E.R. believed that the speech was pure-Obama as he he provided the outline for a comprehensive climate change and energy legislation. But much like he did during the healthcare…

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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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The Week In Green Energy: Government As A Long-Term Investor

With the clock ticking on key stimulus-funded renewable energy programs, green capitalists are concerned. They are pressing Congress and the Obama administration to extend these funding programs, including the very popular 1603 direct cash grants. Cleantech investors and developers want more than one-time handouts and are asking for long-term government funding.� At stake, they say…

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Will Cap-and-Trade Go The Way of The Public Option?

On Sunday White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, when asked whether President Obama would sign a bill that did not include a� price on carbon, said Obama had campaigned on cap-and-trade and believed that a comprehensive energy and climate change legislation should seek to cut carbon. Without specifically mentioning cap-and-trade, however, Emanuel avoided giving…

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Five Hurdles Standing In The Way Of A Comprehensive Climate Change Law

President Obama wants to Congress to pass energy and climate legislation and he’s using the Gulf oil spill as a springboard. There are a lot of hurdles in the way. 1: Enviros’ unrealistic expectations Based on last night’s reactions, the environmental community was looking for more�climate bill specifics�from the president. It seems many have grown…

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