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2011-12-12 13:49:00

GLEN ALLEN, Va., Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has announced the addition of a new report to its publishing schedule titled "Nanometals in Electronics and Energy Markets -2012 and Beyond" that will be released on December 21st of this month. The report is the next in a series of reports from the firm on the market potential for nanometals that are used diverse applications within thin-film and printed electronics, IT, traditional electronics markets,...

2011-12-07 11:14:00

DUBLIN, December 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The consortium led by global renewable energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power was today awarded preferred bidder status by the Department of Energy in South Africa to deliver 138MW of wind energy and 100MW of solar PV into commercial operation by 2014. The award was made under the first round of the South African Government's Renewable Energy Procurement Programme. The projects which represent an investment of ZAR 5 billion...

2011-12-07 07:00:00

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's largest producer of solar panels, received the 2011 Gigaton Prize for its pioneering role in reducing carbon emissions around the world, and leading efforts in the fight against climate change. The Gigaton Prize is awarded annually to a company that has demonstrably reduced emissions by the largest absolute amount on an annual basis. This year, the Gigaton Prize was awarded at...

2011-12-05 08:40:00

BEIJING, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Huaneng Power International, Inc. ("HPI", the "Company") (NYSE: HNP ; HKEx: 902 ; SSE: 600011) announced the adjustments of tariffs of its power plants today. The Company has recently received the notice from the National Development and Reform Commission ("NDRC") in connection with the adjustment of electricity tariff in northern, eastern, central, northeastern, northwestern and southern China, in which notice the State has decided to make proper...

2011-12-02 12:33:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today President Obama announced a $4 billion investment in America's future through a governmental partnership with the private sector to increase energy efficiency in public and private buildings around the country, stimulating a much-needed boost of private sector investment, saving billions in energy costs and creating tens of thousands of new jobs. Shannon Smith, CEO of Abundant Power, joined President Obama today with a...

2011-11-28 02:52:00

DALLAS, November 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports adds new research report on the renewables sector 'Strategic Issues of Renewable Power' to its store. So much is now widely recognized and the detail of renewables growth is increasingly documented by business and investment analysts. This is the mark of a maturing sector, and also a sign that business now needs to progress beyond simply regarding renewables as "blue skies" and part of an unpredictable future - and move...

2011-11-27 15:00:00

OAKVILLE, ON, Nov. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. ("APUC") (TSX: AQN) is pleased to announce that Algonquin Power Co. ("APCo"), APUC's power generation subsidiary, has entered into a share purchase agreement with EffiSolar Energy Corporation ("EffiSolar"), to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Cornwall Solar Inc. ("Cornwall Solar"), based upon achievement of specific milestones and subject to approval by the Ontario Power Authority. ...

2011-11-22 08:12:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A Duke Energy Renewables and Integrys Energy Services joint venture and Smart Energy Capital today announced the completion of five rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems for the Bald Eagle Area School District and Bellefonte Area School District, both located in Pennsylvania's Centre County. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20040414/DUKEENERGYLOGO ) The PV rooftop solar arrays in operation at Bald Eagle Middle and High...

2011-11-17 11:24:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After the volatile equity markets in 2011, how can financial advisors and investors position their portfolios for 2012? S&P Capital IQ's senior equity investment strategists and an ETF analyst will discuss this question and others listed below in this complimentary webinar. Will the deceleration of S&P 500 earnings per share growth quicken in the year ahead? Will a split Congress continue to gridlock attempts to stimulate a half-speed...

2011-11-17 10:22:00

FREIBURG/PFORZHEIM, Germany and BEIJING, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From December 7-9, 2011, for the first time, the international solar industry is assembling at Beijing's China National Convention Center for Intersolar China, where the event makes its inauguration to the upcoming solar market in Eastern Asia. The exhibition's extensive accompanying program not only gives visitors and exhibitors an overview of the latest product innovations, but also provides the perfect opportunity to...