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How China Beat the U.S. and Became the New Green Tech Giant

By Elizabeth M. Lynch, founder of China Law & Policy First Posted on Foreign Policy Digest China no longer needs to worry about the U.S. as a serious green technology competitor because the U.S. just left the race. After a year-long impasse, Senate majority leader�Harry Reid confirmed on July 22, 2010 that the Democrats would…

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French Solar Market to Remain Strong Despite Subsidy Cuts

News came out yesterday that France’s finance ministry would cut key solar feed-in tariff subsidies (FiT) cut for all commercial solar installations from September 1st, 2010.

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SunEdison Signs 20-Year PPA With Xcel Energy Sub

GER is� back from its holiday break (at least until new year’s eve).� So, until then expect your usual flow of renewable energy news and commentaries… SunEdison has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with New Mexico’s Southwestern Public Service Company, an Xcel Energy subsidiary, for the solar power output of five photovoltaic power…

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The Cornerstone Conversation: Puon Penn, Head of Wells Fargo�s Cleantech Financing Group

Puon Penn is a senior v.p. and the head of Wells Fargo & Company�s newly launched national clean energy group in Palo Alto, Calif. We talked to Penn as part of GER’s Cornerstone Conversations, our ongoing series of interviews with leading executives of the renewable energy sector. Wells Fargo is one of the country�s largest…

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Solar Power Company Ausra on the Auction Block

Solar power developer Ausra is in advance talks with as many as three potential buyers, Reuters reported on Friday, citing two sources inside the Mountain View, Calif., company. The buyers could take a part or the whole solar power company. Reuters describes the interested candidates as “global conglomerates in the power generation business.”� We’ve reached…

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