30 August '10
11:25 AM UTC
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  Solar

Canadian Solar Tries to Live Up to Its Name, Sponsors Hockey Team

Canadian Solar, the Chinese-owned solar PV company,  is trying to live up to its brand and so has announced that its logo will appear on the jersey of EHC Munchen, a Munich-based professional hockey team. Read More »

19 August '10
10:00 AM UTC
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Chinese Solar Company Yingli Grows North American Market Shares As Profits Surge

Yingli Green Energy, the high profile Chinese photovoltaic solar panel manufacture, is anchoring itself as a dominant player in the North American solar market despite its decision a few month ago not to go ahead and open a U.S. manufacturing line. Read More »

28 May '10
3:47 PM UTC
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The Week In Green Energy: ‘Plug The Damn hole!’

Week of May 24 – to – May 28, 2010

President Obama tours the beach at Port Fourchon with Parish President Charlotte Randolph. The oil spill resulting from the Deepwater Horizon disaster now officially ranks as the worst in U.S. history.

Eager to place a containment dome over a media cycle that was drawing uncomfortable parallels with the Bush White House’s botched Katrina response, President Obama yesterday . During the hour-long media grilling, the President defended his administration’s and the federal government’s handling of the 6-week old oil spill. He again vowed that BP would be held accountable for causing what — as of yesterday – is officially the worst oil spill in U.S. history and announced a six months moratorium on deepwater offshore drilling.  Shortly before the press conference, word came that Elizabeth Birnbaum, the head of the embattled Mineral Management Service (MMS), had left the post. The MMS had been under fire for its cozy relationship with the oil and gas companies it regulates.

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25 May '10
12:51 PM UTC
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BofA’s Lu Yeung Top Alternative Energy Analyst In WSJ Ranking

Lu Yeung, a Hong Kong-based analyst covering solar power companies at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, made two crucial calls last year that helped him land the top spot  as the best equity analyst covering alternative energy stocks in the Wall Street Journal’s latest ranking, out today.

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25 May '10
11:00 AM UTC
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Yingli Shelves North America Plant… for Now

The falling Euro hurts Yingli Green Energy Americas

Yingli Green Energy Americas, Inc. has shelved plans to open a new North American manufacturing facility in either Austin or Phoenix, citing global financial turmoil that is hurting solar panel pricing.

Yingli’s U.S. Managing director Robert Petrina that the project is merely on hold and, “the U.S. is a big part of our plans.” However, the company is seeing its main advantage over Western solar PV firms – its low production costs – evaporate as the Euro and solar panel prices fall. Read More »

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