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Friday, June 30, 2006

GreenTechInvestor.com Virtual Stock Challenge Gives Investors Access to Comprehensive Online Directory of Green Technology Stocks

GreenTechInvestor.com Virtual Stock Challenge Gives Investors Access to Comprehensive Online Directory of Green Technology Stocks
Investors Register to Win a ZAP Electric Car and Gain Valuable Education in Green and Renewable Technology

POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta, B.C. June 30, 2006 - Green technology investor portals www.RenewableEnergyStocks.com™ and www.GreenTechInvestor.com “The Ultimate Green Tech Investor Virtual Stock Trading Contest”, gives investors and industry access to the most comprehensive online directory of green and renewable technology stocks currently available. With the surge of investment in the sector as well as IPO's coming to market, retail investor interest is growing.

The competition gives investors a chance to win a ZAP (ZP) electric car or electric scooter while gaining a valuable education in green and environmentally friendly technology .The contest started June 19th and runs through to August 18, 2006.

To view the current list of "green stocks": http://www.greentechinvestor.com/stock_list.aspx

Featured GreenTechInvestor.com Publicly Traded "Green" Sponsors Include: Alchemy Enterprises (OTCBB: ACHM), Encore Clean Energy, Inc. (OTC.PK: ECLN), Hendrx Corp (OTCBB: HDRX), Hydrogen Power International, Inc. (formerly Equitex, Inc.) (OTC.PK: EQTX), International Barrier Technology Inc. (“Barrier”) (OTCBB: IBTGF; TSXV: IBH), SmartCool Systems Inc. (OTC.PK: SSCFF; TSX.V.SSC), Vitasti, Inc. (OTCBB: VITS), XsunX, Inc. (OTCBB: XSNX)
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Current sponsors and prizes include a ZAP® www.zapworld.com Electric Car and Electric Scooter, plus prizes from MicrocapTrade www.MicrocapTrade.com, Energy Hedge Fund Center LLC www.energyhedgefunds.com and eco friendly children's products, Wild Heart Ranch, Inc. www.WildHeartRanch.com The top five trading leaders at the time of this release are: amazzotta, Blake, Magnum, IMTIAZ AHMED and Green Thumb

The contest starts investors with $200,000 in virtual dollars to invest in green companies of choice from a list provided by RenewableEnergyStocks.com™. The current stock list includes a cross section of public companies trading on OTC, AMEX, NASDAQ, NYSE as well as TSX.
To register and sign up: http://www.greentechinvestor.com/sign_up.aspx

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www.RenewableEnergyStocks.com™ (RES), www.EnvironmentStocks.com (ES) and www.FuelCellCarNews.com (FCCN) are portals within the InvestorIdeas.com™ content umbrella. Our sites do not make recommendations, but offer investors research, news, interviews, articles, blogs and links to public companies within the renewable energy, clean tech and fuel cell sectors. We provide a variety of renewable and green content through: Clean Energy News Blog, Renewable Energy Blog and articles by solar expert, J. Peter Lynch, all available on RenewableEnergyStocks.com™ Disclaimer: Portals are compensated by Featured advertising companies.

Our sites do not make recommendations, but offer information portals to research news, articles, stock lists and recent research. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and/or IR firm and is not the opinion of our web sites. These sites are currently compensated by its "featured companies" /About/News/Clientspecifics.asp

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Source: RenewableEnergyStocks.com™, ZAP

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Another ethanol IPO hits the market

Following on the trail of Verasun Energy (VSE) , Aventine Renewable Energy Inc (AVR) comes to market today, and just prior to its debut had raised its IPO price. The company offered nine million shares at $43, up from the original price of $37-41.

Aventine Renewable Energy, Inc. (AVR) supplies more than 500 million gallons of the nation's growing ethanol needs as a leading producer and marketer of ethanol in the United States. http://www.aventinerei.com/

For more ethanol stocks visit our renewable stock list at :
http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/Companies/RenewableEnergy/Stock_List.asp

Also Aventine (AVR) will be added to that stock list today as well as added to our list of "green" stocks to trade in our Ultimate Green Tech Investor Contest at www.greentechinvestor.com

Another ethanol IPO hits the market

Following on the trail of Verasun Energy (VSE) , Aventine Renewable Energy Inc (AVR) comes to market today, and just prior to its debut had raised its IPO price. The company offered nine million shares at $43, up from the original price of $37-41.

Aventine Renewable Energy, Inc. (AVR) supplies more than 500 million gallons of the nation's growing ethanol needs as a leading producer and marketer of ethanol in the United States. http://www.aventinerei.com/

For more ethanol stocks visit our renewable stock list at :
http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/Companies/RenewableEnergy/Stock_List.asp

Also Aventine (AVR) will be added to that stock list today as well as added to our list of "green" stocks to trade in our Ultimate Green Tech Investor Contest at www.greentechinvestor.com

Thursday, June 22, 2006

“A sustainable energy future is possible"

“A sustainable energy future is possible" news from the International Energy Agency (IEA) :

Energy technology scenarios and strategies for a more secure and sustainable energy future


22 June 2006 Paris --- Energy technology scenarios and strategies for a more secure and sustainable energy future

“Technologies can make a difference”, said Claude Mandil, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) today in Paris, presenting the key findings of a new IEA publication: Energy Technology Perspectives: Scenarios and Strategies to 2050. “A sustainable energy future is possible, but only if we act urgently and decisively to promote, develop and deploy a full mix of energy technologies – including improved energy efficiency, CO2 capture and storage (CCS), renewables and -- where acceptable -- nuclear energy. We have the means, now we need the will”, Mr. Mandil added.

Energy Technology Perspectives is part of the Agency's response to the call from G8 leaders at their Summit in Gleneagles in July 2005 for the IEA to advise on alternative scenarios and strategies aimed at a “clean, clever and competitive energy future”. Running up to the St. Petersburg G8 summit the study presents a series of scenarios to demonstrate the role energy technologies that are already available or under development can play in future energy markets. “We find that clean and more efficient technologies can return soaring energy-related CO2 emissions to today’s levels by 2050 and halve the expected growth in both oil and electricity demand”, Mr. Mandil said.

Released against a backdrop of historically high oil prices and global CO2 emissions from energy use almost 25% higher than a decade ago, this groundbreaking IEA publication takes a detailed look at status and prospects for key energy technologies in power generation, buildings, industry and transport. It puts forward strategies for attaining scenarios unimaginable under current trends.

Energy efficiency is essential to mitigate growth in energy demand and CO2 emissions

“Improved energy efficiency is an indispensable component of any policy mix”, said Mr. Mandil, “and it is available immediately”. Accelerating energy efficiency improvements alone can reduce the world’s energy demand in 2050 by an amount equivalent to almost half of today’s global energy consumption. To achieve this, however, “governments, in both OECD and non-OECD countries, must be willing to implement measures that encourage the investment in energy-efficient technologies“, Mr. Mandil added.

Decarbonising power generation is possible

Another key technology is the capture and storage of CO2 emitted from power-generation or industrial processes. The study points out that the early demonstration of CCS in full-scale power plants should be a high priority. “If we do not succeed in making CCS viable, the cost of mitigating CO2 emissions will be much higher”, Mr Mandil warned.

Deploying CCS, along with more renewables, more nuclear and more efficient use of natural gas and coal, can significantly decarbonise global electricity generation by 2050. “With the right policy incentives we think there is scope for renewables to quadruple by 2050 and for nuclear to gain a more important role in countries where it is acceptable”, Mr. Mandil stated.



Public Information Office: (+33) 1 40 57 65 50 ; e-mail IEAPressOffice@iea.org

Monday, June 19, 2006

The Ultimate Green Tech Investor Virtual Stock Trading Contest started today

Check out todays leaders at www.greentechinvestor.com


The Ultimate Green Tech Investor Virtual Stock Trading Contest - Green technology investor portals http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/ and http://www.greentechinvestor.com/ present “The Ultimate Green Tech Investor Virtual Stock Trading Contest” – register now for a chance to win a ZAP® http://www.zapworld.com/ electric car or electric scooter as well as gain a valuable education on green technology over the course of this summer’s virtual trading competition.

Current sponsors and prizes include a ZAP® http://www.zapworld.com/ Electric Car, and Electric Scooter, plus prizes from MicrocapTrade http://www.microcaptrade.com/, Energy Hedge Fund Center LLC http://www.energyhedgefunds.com/ and eco friendly children's products, Wild Heart Ranch http://www.wildheartranch.com/

To register and sign up: http://www.greentechinvestor.com/sign_up.aspx
List of Green Stocks to Trade: http://www.greentechinvestor.com/stock_list.aspx
Disclaimer: Portals are compensated by Featured advertising companies as disclosed in disclaimer below.

Alternative Fuel Cars Provide a Solution to Today’s Gas Prices: American Honda Motor Co. Inc. Describes Their Innovations

Alternative Fuel Cars Provide a Solution to Today’s Gas Prices: American Honda Motor Co. Inc. Describes Their Innovations
RenewableEnergyStocks.com – Presents an Audio Interview with American Honda Motor Co. Inc. on Evolving in Today’s Alternative Energy Market
POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta, B.C. - June 19, 2006 - www.RenewableEnergyStocks.com and www.FuelCellCarNews.com leading investor and industry portals for the renewable energy and fuel cell sectors presents an audio interview with Gunnar Lindstrom, Senior Manager of Honda Alternative Fuels, Stephen Ellis, Manager of Fuel Cell Marketing and Chris Martin, Honda Public Relations spokesman. With the demand for alternative fuel vehicles remaining clear amidst concern over depleting oil and fuel resources, the drive in the market to produce a better range of options increases. As many of these technologies continue to evolve, the goal of making the alternative fuel vehicle an easier choice is at the forefront as companies strive to increase marketability and target a wider range of drivers.

In terms of getting to a point where the Company is less reliant on gasoline fueled vehicles, Gunnar Lindstrom says, “It’s just hard work over a long period of time.” American Honda Motor Co. Inc., the sales, marketing and distribution arm of Honda Motor Co. Ltd. (NYSE: HMC) reports that the Company plans to refine its own zero-emission FCX vehicle over the next 3-4 years.

As they move ahead in the development of new alternative fuel vehicles, Stephen Ellis reflects the Company had at first learned quite a lot through its initial sale of electric cars, whereby they noticed that people were pleased to refill at home. Hence the Company developed the idea to design home refueling stations, in combination with new home heating technologies. The Company also believes this kind of strategic thinking will be prevalent in the design of future products. The Satellite Linked Navigation System is an example of new innovations which will serve to improve convenience for drivers who are making alternative choices.

In an effort to make alternative fuel cars more marketable, Honda has formed a solid link between their new technology and the existing infrastructure at hand. In this respect Ellis says the company is highly aware that, “As we deploy vehicles with a limited refueling infrastructure, people are going to want to have the confidence to get behind the wheel and know that they are not going to drive beyond the limits of where the refueling stations are.” In terms of overall strategy Lindstrom reports, “We believe that once you have mastered conservation and high efficiency through good gas and hybrid cars, the next step is towards natural gas vehicles and ultimately, it would lead to fuel cell vehicles in the next decade or two.”

To Listen to the Interview Please Visit: http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/Audio/RES/HMC/default.asp

About our Clean Energy Portals:

RenewableEnergyStocks.com (RES) and FuelCellCarNews.com (FCCN) are portals within the InvestorIdeas.com content umbrella. Our sites do not make recommendations, but offers investors research, news and links to public companies within the renewable energy and fuel cell sectors. We provide a variety of renewable and green content through: Clean Energy News Blog, Renewable Energy Blog and articles by solar expert, J. Peter Lynch, all available on RenewableEnergyStocks.com

For our comprehensive list of Renewable Energy Stocks: http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/Companies/RenewableEnergy/Stock_List.asp
Fuel Cell Car Stocks: http://www.fuelcellcarnews.com/Companies/FuelCellCarnews/Stock_List.asp

Featured Renewable Energy Portal Sponsors: (RES is compensated by: Alchemy Enterprises, Encore Clean Energy, Hydrogen Power International Inc., XsunX Inc., Smartcool Systems and Vitasti Inc. as disclosed in disclaimer below.)
The Ultimate Green Tech Investor Virtual Stock Trading Contest - Green technology investor portals www.RenewableEnergyStocks.com and www.GreenTechInvestor.com present “The Ultimate Green Tech Investor Virtual Stock Trading Contest” – register now for a chance to win a ZAP® www.zapworld.com electric car or electric scooter as well as gain a valuable education on green technology over the course of this summer’s virtual trading competition.

Current sponsors and prizes include a ZAP® www.zapworld.com Electric Car, and Electric Scooter, plus prizes from MicrocapTrade www.microcaptrade.com, Energy Hedge Fund Center LLC www.energyhedgefunds.com and eco friendly children's products, Wild Heart Ranch www.wildheartranch.com

To register and sign up: http://www.greentechinvestor.com/sign_up.aspx
List of Green Stocks to Trade: http://www.greentechinvestor.com/stock_list.aspx
Disclaimer: Portals are compensated by Featured advertising companies as disclosed in disclaimer below.

InvestorIdeas.com Disclaimer: www.InvestorIdeas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp Our sites do not make recommendations, but offer information portals to research news, articles, stock lists and recent research. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and/or IR firm and is not the opinion of our web sites. These sites are currently compensated for by its "featured companies" /About/News/Clientspecifics.asp

For more information contact:
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Source: RenewableEnergyStocks.com, American Honda Motor Co. Ltd.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Ethanol IPO hits market-VeraSun Energy Corp (VSE)

New Ethanol IPO

VeraSun Energy Corp (VSE) : with less than an hour to close is trading at $28.39 , up over $5 and has currently traded over 20,000,000 shares. The company is the second-largest U.S. producer, next to Archer Daniels Midland Co ,producing 230 million gallons of corn-based ethanol a year. The IPO offering of 18,250,000 shares of its common stock at $23 per share was higher than origianally priced. Todays run on this stock helped boost other ethanol stocks in the sector inclduing Green Plains Renewable Energy (GPRE) up over $1 today and Pacific Ethanol Inc (PEIX) up over .70


More info http://www.verasun.com/

Monday, June 12, 2006

Green Energy Virtual Stock Challenge- Are you the Ultimate Green Technology Investor?

Green Energy Virtual Stock Challenge- Are you the Ultimate Green Technology Investor?
RenewableEnergyStocks.com and GreenTechInvestor.com Give You the Chance to Trade Solar, Wind, Ethanol and Alternative Energy Stocks and Drive Away in a ZAP Electric Car
POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta, B.C. June 12, 2006 - Green technology Investor portals www.RenewableEnergyStocks.com and www.GreenTechInvestor.com present “The Ultimate Green Tech Investor Virtual Stock Trading Contest” - a chance to win a ZAP (ZP) electric car or electric scooter as well as gain a valuable education on green technology over the course of this summer’s virtual trading competition.
Current sponsors and prizes include a ZAP® www.zapworld.com (NYSE Arca:ZP) Electric Car, and Electric Scooter, plus prizes from MicrocapTrade http://www.microcaptrade.com and Energy Hedge Fund Center LLC http://energyhedgefunds.com.

The contest starts investors with $200,000 in virtual dollars to invest in green companies of choice from a list provided by RenewableEnergyStocks.com. The current stock list includes a cross section of public companies trading on OTC, AMEX, NASDAQ, NYSE as well as TSX.

To register and sign up: http://www.greentechinvestor.com/sign_up.aspx
List of Green Stocks to Trade: http://www.greentechinvestor.com/stock_list.aspx
Disclaimer: Portals are compensated by Featured advertising companies as disclosed in disclaimer below.

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The Ultimate Green Tech Investor Virtual Stock Trading Contest - a chance to win an electric car and other great prizes!

Brought to you by InvestorIdeas.com, RenewableEnergyStocks.com and EnvironmentStocks.com, FuelCellCarNews.com and our sponsors

RenewableEnergyStocks.com, FuelCellCarNews.com and EnvironmentStocks.com are portals within the InvestorIdeas.com content umbrella. Our sites do not make recommendations, but offers investors research, news and links to public companies within the renewable energy and green sectors. We provide a variety of renewable and green content through: Clean Energy News Blog (www.cleanenergynews.blogspot.com), Renewable Energy Blog (www.renewableenergystocks.blogspot.com) and articles by solar expert, J.Peter Lynch (www.renewableenergystocks.com/PL/).

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Our sites do not make recommendations, but offer information portals to research news, articles, stock lists and recent research. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and/or IR firm and is not the opinion of our web sites. These sites are currently compensated by its "featured companies" /About/News/Clientspecifics.asp

For more information contact:
Dawn Van Zant 800.665.0411
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Site: www.GreenTechInvestor.com

Source: RenewableEnergyStocks.com, ZAP

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Convergence of Renewable Energy and Transportation Technology Embraces Hydrogen, Hybrids, Plug-Ins and Ethanol

Convergence of Renewable Energy and Transportation Technology Embraces Hydrogen, Hybrids, Plug-Ins and Ethanol
RenewableEnergyStocks.com – ZAP, DynaMotive, Alchemy Enterprises, DaimlerChrysler and Honda Motor Look to the Emerging Alternative Energy Transportation Market

POINT ROBERTS, Wash., June 1st, 2006 - www.RenewableEnergyStocks.com (RES) a leading investor and industry portal for the renewable energy sector presents, “Traveling the Highway to a Renewable Energy Future: A Look At Innovation in Transportation.” Perspectives from global companies ZAP, DaimlerChrysler, Alchemy Enterprises, Honda Motor and DynaMotive Energy Systems Corporation are revealed as they discuss the opportunities that exist from the growing integration of renewable and alternative energy technology within the transportation market.

Reducing our dependence on foreign oil has placed the use of alternative transportation models into the limelight. In light of the current market environment, Steven Schneider, Chief Executive Officer and Director of ZAP (Zero Air Pollution) (NYSEArca: ZP) explains, “Anyone that is producing an alternative energy vehicle at this moment in time is certainly in a sweet spot. The concern over fuel prices and oil, combined with environmental issues, global warming and all types of weather conditions and climate change, including the unrest in the Middle East, has put so much focus on companies who are coming up with another solution.”

Alchemy Enterprises, Ltd. (OTCBB: ACHM) is developing a magnesium based Electric Power Cell that will be able to provide power for vehicles using reusable, renewable materials. Alchemy’s CEO Jonathan Read explains, “Our objective is a fuel system that is clean, renewable and reusable. Instead of highly pressurized and leak prone hydrogen systems, our system provides power on demand – hydrogen on demand – and is a model for sustainable affordable long-term power systems.”
Hybrid alternatives and biofuel products have moved into the spotlight as support continues for alternatives to traditional combustion engines. Nick Cappa, Manager of Advanced Technology Communications for DaimlerChrysler (NYSE: DCX) says, “At this point there is no silver bullet for reducing our dependency on foreign oil. Hybrids will play a role but how significant a role depends on the customer. The premium for a hybrid must meet expectations.”
Speaking on how DynaMotive Energy Systems Corporation’s biofuel product, BioOil, can be applied in the future to various methods of transport, Andrew Kingston President and CEO states, “We’ve successfully converted BioOil to synthetic gas, with the objective to establish that syngas can be further reformed to synthetic diesel. Synthetic diesel can be used as transport fuel in diesel engines without modification, including automobiles, trucks and buses.”
Looking to new directions within the transportation arena, Chris Martin, spokesperson for Honda Motor Co. Ltd. (NYSE: HMC) describes that progress made in the hybrid market has been, “a slow evolution over time.” With respect to the company’s natural gas Civic GX, Martin says, “the infrastructure to refuel your natural gas vehicle is already in place, because many American homes are already supplied with natural gas.”
To Read “Traveling the Highway to a Renewable Energy Future: A Look At Innovation in Transportation” In Full Click Here: http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/Articles/060106a.asp
About our Clean Energy Portals:
RenewableEnergyStocks.com (RES) and Environmentstocks.com (ES) are portals within the InvestorIdeas.com™ content umbrella. Our sites do not make recommendations, but offer investors research, news and links to public companies within the renewable energy and green sectors. RES and ES provide a variety of renewable and green content through: Clean Energy News Blog, Renewable Energy Blog and articles by solar expert, J.Peter Lynch, all available on RenewableEnergyStocks.com.

For our comprehensive list of Renewable Energy Stocks: http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/Companies/RenewableEnergy/Stock_List.asp
Environment Stocks: http://www.environmentstocks.com/Enviro_Stocks/Stock_List.asp

Featured Renewable Energy Portal Sponsor: (RES is compensated by Alchemy as disclosed in disclaimer.)

Alchemy Enterprises, Ltd. (OTCBB: ACHM) has acquired and owns the intellectual property in a new technology for generating and managing power, electricity, and propulsion systems. For More Info:
http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/CO/ACHM/Default.asp

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Source: RenewableEnergyStocks.com, ZAP, Alchemy Enterprises, DaimlerChrysler and Honda Motor