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2013-08-06 08:25:22

MONTREAL, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Boralex Inc. ("Boralex" or the "Corporation") (TSX: BLX) has closed financing for the Jamie Creek hydroelectric project in Canada and, through its subsidiary Boralex Europe S.A., for the Vron wind power project in France. "The closing of these two financing arrangements is further recognition of the quality of the projects we develop and the capital market's trust in Boralex to successfully complete the construction of both hydroelectric...

2013-08-05 04:20:07

DUBLIN, August 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global wind and solar developer, Mainstream Renewable Power and Japanese Trading Company Marubeni Corporation today agreed a EUR100 million equity investment deal which sees Marubeni gaining a circa 25% holding in Mainstream. The deal, which is subject to shareholder approval, represents the largest single equity investment in the company's five and a half year history. As part of the agreement Marubeni obtains the right to representation...

2013-07-30 08:25:55

The nonprofit will donate each $250 purchase of the "Limited Edition 50th Anniversary of Everest" print to improving the lives and environment in Nepal TAOS, N.M. and KATHMANDU, Nepal, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Himalayan Stove Project (HSP) brings awareness to the devastating effects of household air pollution (HAP) and its mission is to distribute clean cookstoves in the most remote regions of the Himalayas where millions of people, including children, are...

2013-07-29 12:22:28

COLUMBIA, S.C., July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Some students in South Carolina may soon see solar panels on their school's rooftops - thanks to a pilot program sponsored by Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE), a South Carolina nonprofit that promotes renewable energy resources. The Solar Matching Grant Pilot will target K-12 schools in South Carolina. The $250,000 program will cover 50 percent of a school's rooftop solar installation - up to $50,000. K-12 schools and not-for-profit 501(c)3...

2013-07-22 12:22:30

Solarpraxis and Sunbeam Communications share insights into market developments, technologies, players and areas of application in the field of large-scale PV plants. BERLIN, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The new edition of the industry report PV Power Plants 2013 has been published and is the only one of its kind to focus on large-scale photovoltaic installations. The 80-page PV Power Plants 2013 industry guide provides comprehensive information on the latest technologies and...

Renewable Energy Use Is Up In The US
2013-07-19 06:05:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An increasing amount of the energy used each year in the US is coming from renewable sources such as solar panels and wind turbines, according to new research released Thursday by scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). According to the laboratory's energy charts, wind power led the way, increasing from 1.17 quadrillion British Thermal Units (BTU) produced in 2011, called quads for short, to 1.36 quads in...

2013-07-17 23:19:56

President Obama's recent Climate Policy has wide reaching implications which has federal entities proactively pursuing cost-effective options to reduce carbon emissions. Many within the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security have recently started making the move from diesel light plants to portable Progress Solar/Wind (TM) Light Towers for mission critical night-time operations that need reliable outdoor lighting. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 The Progress...

2013-07-16 08:36:34

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wiser Capital, a financial services firm that enables new sources of capital to participate in the funding of financially attractive, stable and secure sources of renewable energy projects, today announced the launch of the nation's first online platform to efficiently source, score and directly fund mid-scale commercial solar projects. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130716/NY47593LOGO ) The proprietary web-based...

2013-07-15 23:20:28

During a recent interview at the WQA Aquatech USA 2013 Conference in Indianapolis, Tim Evans, Business Development Executive for Doulton® Water Filters explained why ceramic filters are a good investment. Filtersfast.com, the leading online retailer of air filters and water filters promotes Doulton® Ceramic Filters during the month of July. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 As the leading online retailer of water filters and air filters, Filtersfast.com promotes the best water...

DOE Dire Warnings Climate Change Impact Energy Grid
2013-07-12 10:05:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new US Department of Energy (DOE) report warns about the massive direct and indirect impacts climate change is expected to have on the United States' energy grid in the coming years. Citing a shortage of cooling water for power plants, low water levels hampering coal barge and oil tanker traffic, and raging wildfires taking down transmission lines, the report asserts the effects of climate change are already being felt by the...