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The Week in Green Energy: One (More) Year…

Certainty — albeit short-term certainty — that’s what the renewable energy industry got this week. By signing a controversial bill extending the Bush tax cuts, President Obama also extended key green energy federal subsidies, (the provisions were inserted in the tax bill), including the game-changing 1603 direct cash grants. As we’ve reported, it was widely…

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November Top 10 Players in Green Energy

1: Dan Reicher, Stanford University What’s a top-notch energy thinker to do in a time when energy is a second-tier issue in Washington? Former Assistant Energy Secretary Dan Reicher is casting about for the answer to that question. In November, Reicher left his post as Google’s director of climate change and green energy initiatives to…

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GE doubles Green Investments, Calls for Extension of Industry Subsidies

Over the past two years GE Energy Financial Services, GE’s energy-financing unit, has doubled its renewable energy and cleantech investments.

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The Week in Green Energy: The Bankable Project

It’s a good news/bad news scenario right now for renewable project developers. Banks are finally funding projects, but accessing that cash is difficult. Banks are requiring a signed, long-term power purchase agreement with a large utility and a cash-rich, A-rated blue-chip backer. Fulfill these two requirements and bankers will crack open the vault! It’s a…

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Exclusive: Banks Rush to Finance 845 MW GE Wind Project

General Electric, at a time when funding remains tight, is having no problem attracting funders to support the construction of a massive� wind farm it is developing in the Pacific Northwest.

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