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2011-06-07 09:00:00

BERLIN and SEATTLE, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Germany's government last week confirmed a complete nuclear phase-out by 2022, paving the way for an accelerated shift to renewable energy. This will require major investments in the electricity grid and energy storage technologies. Germany is already pursuing solutions, with several model regions developing new industry standards. These activities create excellent business opportunities in the German market. Germany Trade & Invest is...

2011-05-31 09:02:00

WILLISTON, Vt., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vermont has enacted a first-in-the-nation registration process for small solar systems, providing a national model for mitigating costly local solar permitting. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110531/NE11065) H.56, signed into law by Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin May 25, establishes a simple registration process for solar systems 5kW and smaller. The process, which replaces permitting, allows solar customers to install the...

2011-05-26 05:00:00

LONDON, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Countries around the world are increasingly broadening the scope of their renewable energy portfolios amid challenging market conditions, according to Ernst & Young's latest quarterly global Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices. Although global events such as the Japanese tsunami and nuclear disaster and the unrest in the Middle East and North Africa continue to impact the power generation landscape, the increasing commercial viability of...

2011-05-12 10:10:00

Nationally recognized renewable energy lawyers join firm LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP announced today that Edward Zaelke and Adam Umanoff have joined the firm's project finance practice as partners in Los Angeles. They are being joined by partners Thomas I. Dupuis and Lloyd MacNeil. The lawyers previously practiced at Chadbourne & Parke LLP and are nationally recognized leaders in project finance and the renewable...

2011-05-06 09:00:00

BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) announced the hiring of Patrick Welch as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Welch comes to RES Americas from Atlantic Power Corporation (TSX: ATP; NYSE: AT), a Boston-based, public company in the independent power and transmission business, where he currently serves as CFO. Mr. Welch will begin at RES Americas in mid-June. (Logo:...

2011-05-04 15:15:00

HOUSTON, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hydro Green Energy, LLC (HGE), a renewable energy development company with proprietary hydropower technology, today announced that it has secured an equity capital and project development investment from Providence Renewables, LLC of Dallas, TX. HGE also announced the appointment of Michael P. Maley as President and CEO. "This cash infusion will enable dynamic growth for Hydro Green Energy," said Wayne F. Krouse, founder of HGE and newly named...

2011-03-02 12:13:00

VANCOUVER, March 2 /PRNewswire/ - Nexterra Systems Corp. (www.nexterra.ca), today announced that it has secured $15 million in equity financing from Tandem Expansion Fund and ARC Financial. Proceeds will be used to accelerate the growth of Nexterra's business. "We believe that the market for small-scale biomass heat and power systems is poised to grow rapidly in the next few years to meet rising demand for on-site renewables, energy security and greenhouse gas reduction," said Sandy...

2011-03-02 06:50:00

FAIRFAX, Va., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pace Global is pleased to announce the launch of its new Renewable Energy Development Business unit, along with its newly redesigned website (http://www.paceglobal.com). The integration of fossil fuel energy use and new sources of renewable energy technologies will drive the structure of our industry for years to come. As well, the massive discoveries of shale gas coupled with the advancement of new energy technologies hold great promise for our...

2011-02-24 16:59:00

JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy has updated its renewable energy plan to reflect the latest market conditions and proposes lowering costs for electric customers by about $55 million per year. The utility has filed its updated plan for review by the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC). The revised plan reflects changing economic conditions, improvements in wind turbine technology, acceleration of renewable energy projects, and the extension of the...

2011-02-10 09:09:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Six teams moved on to the semi-final round of judging in the Clean Energy Prize competition, which will be held Feb. 18. The surviving teams are pitching new, clean-energy business ideas that range from a new way to finance energy efficiency upgrades for municipal buildings to a new model for the biomass fuel industry using a non-food plant called pennycress. The teams that survive the semi-final completion will compete later the same day...


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