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The Week in Green Energy: The end of Cap and Trade, For Now

It was a bad week for the renewable energy sector and the environmental community as a whole. For almost a year, since the House passed the historic American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), there was optimism that the senate would pass its own measure and finally bring forth the long-awaited comprehensive energy and climate change law. Yet, after months of negotiations, compromise and outreach the Senate Democratic leadership on Thursday afternoon decided not to push for legislation capping carbon emissions. They killed the Kerry – Lieberman American Power Act and its controversial cap-and-trade proposal.

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New Clean Tech Fund Hires @Ventures� Rob Day as Partner

Black Coral Capital, a new private equity firm focused on clean tech that is backed by money from a single family office, has hired @Ventures‘ Rob Day as a partner. Day, who also writes for GreenTechMedia, tells PeHUB that Black Coral has a broad investment mandate that includes venture capital, growth equity, project finance, buyouts…

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