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Noah Ginsberg

Noah Ginsberg

April 11 -- A nearly unanimous House voted Wednesday to lift barriers to the development of hydropower around the country, something that the bill's supporters say would help develop cheap, clean energy and create jobs. >>View Article 

March 26 -- President Barack Obama recently paid a visit to the Argonne National Laboratory where he strongly voiced concerns about the national security threat Americans face from dependence on oil as a single source of fuel. As an Army veteran now working to develop advanced-energy technologies, I was proud to be there, too, standing next to a president who listens to the advice of military and national security leaders — and offers solutions to tackle our nation’s toughest energy challenges. >>View Article

November 12 -- GCube, the leading provider of underwriting services for renewable energy projects, has launched an insurance solution to cover losses incurred by wind energy developers or contractors in the event of the cancellation of the Production Tax Credit (PTC).  A key Presidential election issue, the potential non-renewal of the PTC for wind energy projects has caused the US wind energy industry to see a substantial slowdown in equipment orders and new projects slated for 2013. With investors increasingly nervous, project capital for new developments has become progressively harder to secure. GCube’s latest offering is designed to bolster market confidence for the remaining projects currently under development. >>View Article 

November 8 -- Once this pesky presidential election gets behind us, politicians will again talk about renewable energy and climate change, predicts the founder and president of Oakland-based Sungevity, Danny Kennedy.  "The consumer market will force them to," he predicts, because for the past two years, consumers have been turning to solar power in droves, with rooftop installations up 426 percent industry wide since 2010.  Moreover, Hurricane Sandy has made clear that the harm to the planet from burning fossil fuels will soon be an intolerable trade off. >>View Article 

November 1 -- Duke Energy, the nation's largest electric utility, today deployed 1,000 additional workers to help other utilities in eight states restore power to more than 6 million homes and businesses in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. >>View Article 

October 25 -- BrightSource Energy has landed $80 million in equity investments that will help the solar energy company expand its operations to new geographic territories.  The financing round for the developer of solar thermal equipment was led by France-based Alstom and San Bruno-based VantagePoint Capital Partners. >>View Article

October 24 -- SolarCity Corp. said it is planning a 7.4-megawatt solar power project that will bring renewable energy to 26 Los Angeles Unified School District schools.  The project will allow the school district to save more than $776,000 in the first year and more than $25 million over the next 20 years, San Mateo-based SolarCity said. >>View Article

>August 2 -- First Solar Inc. (FSLR) (FSLR), the world's biggest maker of thin-film panels, said profit jumped 81 percent after it recognized revenue for selling power plants, validating a strategic shift to building solar farms using its modules. >>More

August 2 -- Borrego Solar Systems continues to raise capital to finance expansion in the commercial, education and municipal segments of the US solar energy market. >>More

July 31 -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) (WMT), the world's largest retailer, has installed more than 150 U.S. solar projects and expects to have as much as 90 megawatts of capacity by year-end, more than Ikea Group and Apple Inc. >>More

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