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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger discusses green business

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger discusses why green is the smart color for business and politics.

TIME'S Kristin Kloberdanz with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger ...
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1698594,00.html
You've seen growth, as opposed to a shifting of resources?
"We've seen shifting and also growth, especially green technology growth. I was in China recently. I talked to Youngman manufacturing, one of the largest manufacturers in China. They're going to build a plant here. They're going to build cars here that are all electric. ZAP cars. It's unbelievable. It's all electric. You come home at night and plug it in.... This state is booming when it comes to research and development of green technology."

-Arnold Schwarzenegger

Additionally RenewableEnergyStocks.com features the Driving Green Podcast, providing insight into the highways of the future. Recent audio interviews/Podcasts include:
Investorideas.com renewable energy and environmental interview with Mary Nichols, Chairman of the California Air Resources Board, recognized as one of Governor Schwarzenegger's most senior advisors on climate change.”
http://investorideas.com/Podcasts/audio/120407.mp3

About Featured Showcase Company, Electric car pioneer ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP):
ZAP has been a leader in advanced transportation technologies since 1994, delivering over 100,000 vehicles to consumers in more than 75 countries. At the forefront of fuel-efficient transportation with new technologies including energy efficient gas systems, hydrogen, electric, fuel cell, ethanol, hybrid and other innovative power systems, ZAP has a joint venture to manufacture electric and hybrid vehicles with Youngman Automotive Group, one of China's leading manufacturers of buses and trucks. ZAP is developing a high-performance crossover SUV electric car concept called ZAP-X engineered by Lotus Engineering. ZAP is also developing a new generation of vehicles using advanced nanotech batteries with Advanced Battery Technologies. The Company recently announced a strategic partnership with Dubai-based Al Yousuf Group to expand its international vehicle distribution. ZAP also makes an innovative, new portable energy technology that manages power for mobile electronics from cell phones to laptops.
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Thursday, December 27, 2007

ADNOC To Set up 11 CNG Stations in Abu Dhabi Emirate

ADNOC To Set up 11 CNG Stations in Abu Dhabi Emirate

By end of 2008, Abu Dhabi Emirate to Have 8 Stations where public can convert their cars to CNG

Environment Agencey Abu Dhabi Emirate, Date:26/12/2007- The Technical Committee Responsible for Implementing Compressed Natural Gas as a Cleaner Alternative held its 14th meeting at the Emirates Standardization and Meteorological Authority Headquarters on December 25, 2007. Compressed Natural Gas, otherwise known as CNG is a safe, environmentally-friendly alternative to petrol.

This Technical Committee is chaired by Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD) and consists of members from ADNOC Distribution, Emirates Standardization and Meteorological Authority, Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters, Public Transportation Department, Federal Environment Agency and Mubadala.

During the meeting, Committee members discussed the progress achieved so far in terms of reaching Abu Dhabi Emirate’s goal of having 20% of the Abu Dhabi Government cars converted to run on CNG by January, 2012.

The Committee discussed the steps that each member organization would take in the next two years (2008-2012) in order to implement this strategy. As part of this effort, ADNOC Distribution will be implementing public awareness campaigns highlighting to the community the benefits of switching their cars to run on CNG.

During the meeting, ADNOC Distribution announced it will finish setting up 11 stations in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to provide CNG to cars as well as 8 workshops in the Emirate where cars could be converted to run on CNG by end of 2008. In Sharjah, 5 such stations will be set up.

ADNOC Distribution also announced that, in coordination with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Marine Agency and Emirates Gas have supplied the Abra project currently being implemented in Dubai with CNG from Abu Dhabi’s Al Maha Station (located in Al Mina Area). Al Maha Station was the 1st station in Abu Dhabi to supply CNG.

EAD will be studying the possibility of reducing registration or renewal fees for permitted facilities with CNG cars to be implemented in early 2009. This would aim to be an economic incentive for more car owners to switch to CNG. Moreover, EAD announced it would be meeting with Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters to discuss the possibility of implementing the ‘Environmental Radar’ in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

During the meeting, the Public Transportation Department announced that it will meet with EAD and ADNOC Distribution to discuss the possibility of purchasing buses that would run on CNG. The General Transportation Administration will also meet with the waste collection companies commissioned by the General Authority for Health Services to look into the possibility of switching some of its vehicles to CNG. Mubadala, in coordination with the Taxi Transport Regulation Center, will set a mechanism to switch a percentage of its feel to run on CNG.

Meanwhile, the Federal Environment Authority (FEA) announced that it has contacted all relevant parties on the federal level to entice them to follow the lead of Abu Dhabi’s in this field. While some emirates expressed their encouragement of the idea, other emirates expressed hesitation due to lack of necessary infrastructure to carry out the project.

More About Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)• CNG has been used for many years to run vehicles in New Zealand, Italy, Argentina and the USA.• Converting your vehicle to run on CNG will involve the fitting of cylinder(s), normally in the boot of the car to store CNG, and associated equipment to allow the gas to flow into the engine.• When converting to CNG, you retain the existing petrol carburetor and fuel tank so that vehicle will still run on petrol. Normally just by turning a switch on the dashboard you can switch between fuel sources. Therefore, nothing will stop the vehicle traveling on petrol outside the area where CNG is not available. However, fuel savings will naturally be greater if the vehicle is run on CNG.• The annual saving in fuel cost through running on CNG will depend on the size and fuel consumption of your vehicle, and on the annual mileage you incur on CNG.• The life of an engine increases by using CNG. Lubricating oil life is extended considerably because CNG does not contaminate and dilute the crankcase oil. • CNG provides easy starting, reliable idling and smooth acceleration.

http://www.ead.ae/en/

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

China publishes energy white paper

China publishes energy white paper

China.org.cn December 26, 2007-The State Council Information Office published on Wednesday a white paper entitled China's Energy Conditions and Policies. The document, composed of eight chapters, points out that China, as an irreplaceable component of the world energy market, plays an increasingly important role in maintaining global energy security.

China's Energy Conditions and Policies

Preface
"Energy is an essential material basis for human survival and development. Over the entire history of mankind, each and every significant step in the progress of human civilization has been accompanied by energy innovations and substitutions. The development and utilization of energy has enormously boosted the development of the world economy and human society.

Over more than 100 years in the past, developed countries have completed their industrialization, consuming an enormous quantity of natural resources, especially energy resources, in the process. Today, some developing countries are ushering in their own era of industrialization, and an increase of energy consumption is inevitable for their economic and social development.

China is the largest developing country in the world, and developing its economy and eliminating poverty will, for a long time to come, remain the main tasks for the Chinese government and the Chinese people. Since the late 1970s, China, as the fastest growing developing country, has scored brilliant achievements in its economy and society that have attracted worldwide attention, successfully blazed the trail of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and made significant contributions to world development and prosperity.

China is now the world's second-largest energy producer and consumer. The sustained growth of energy supply has provided an important support for the country's economic growth and social progress, while the rapid expansion of energy consumption has created a vast scope for the global energy market. As an irreplaceable component of the world energy market, China plays an increasingly important role in maintaining global energy security.

Guided by the Scientific Outlook on Development, the Chinese government is accelerating its development of a modern energy industry, taking resource conservation and environmental protection as two basic state policies, giving prominence to building a resource-conserving and environment-friendly society in the course of its industrialization and modernization, striving to enhance its capability for sustainable development and making China an innovative country, so as to make greater contributions to the world's economy and prosperity.

I. Current Situation of Energy Development

Energy resources are the basis of energy development. Since New China was founded in 1949, it has made constant endeavors in energy resources prospecting, and conducted several resources assessments. China's energy resources have the following characteristics:

-- Energy resources abound. China boasts fairly rich fossil energy resources, dominated by coal. By 2006, the reserves of coal stood at 1,034.5 billion tons, and the remaining verified reserves exploitable accounted for 13 percent of the world total, ranking China third in the world. The verified reserves of oil and natural gas are relatively small, while oil shale, coal-bed gas and other unconventional fossil energy resources have huge potential for exploitation. China also boasts fairly abundant renewable energy resources. In 2006, the theoretical reserves of hydropower resources were equal to 6,190 billion kwh, and the economically exploitable annual power output was 1,760 billion kwh, equivalent to 12 percent of global hydropower resources, ranking the country first in the world.

-- China's per-capita average of energy resources is very low. China has a large population, resulting in a low per-capita average of energy resources in the world. The per-capita average of both coal and hydropower resources is 50 percent of the world's average, while the per-capita average of both oil and natural gas resources is only about one-fifteenth of the world's average. The per-capita average of arable land is less than 30 percent of the world's average, which has hindered the development of biomass energy.

-- The distribution of energy resources is imbalanced. China's energy resources are scattered widely across the country, but the distribution is uneven. Coal is found mainly in the north and the northwest, hydropower in the southwest, and oil and natural gas in the eastern, central and western regions and along the coast. But, the consumers of energy resources are mainly in the southeast coastal areas, where the economy is the most developed. Such a great difference of location between the producers and the consumers has led to the following basic framework of China's energy flow: large-scale transportation over long distances of coal and oil from the north to the south, and transmission of natural gas and electricity from the west to the east."

Full report - http://www.china.org.cn/english/environment/236955.htm#9
I. Current Situation of Energy DevelopmentII. Strategy and Goals of Energy DevelopmentIII. All-round Promotion of Energy ConservationIV. Improving the Energy Supply CapacityV. Accelerating the Progress of Energy TechnologiesVI. Coordinating Energy and Environment DevelopmentVII. Deepening Energy System ReformVIII. Strengthening International Cooperation in the Field of EnergyConclusion

"In the course of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects that benefits 1.3 billion people of China, energy has a significant bearing on China's economic and social development. It is a long and arduous task to use sustainable energy development to support the sustainable economic and social advancement. The Chinese government will strive to address the energy problem properly to realize sustainable energy development.

Though China's energy consumption is growing rapidly, its per-capita energy consumption level is still fairly low -- only about three-fourths of the world's average. The figures for China's per-capita oil consumption and imports account for only one half and one quarter of the world's average, respectively, far below the level of the developed countries. China did not, does not and will not pose any threat to the world's energy security. China will continue to maintain its sustainable energy development and make it promote the sustainable development of the world's energy resources, thus making positive contributions to the world's energy security."

China.org.cn December 26, 2007

Friday, December 21, 2007

Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement after U.S. EPA Rejects California’s Tailpipe Emissions Waiver Request

GAAS:969:07
For Immediate Release: Contact: Aaron McLear
Wednesday, December 19, 2007 Bill Maile
916-445-4571

Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement after U.S. EPA Rejects California’s Tailpipe Emissions Waiver Request

Governor Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), after nearly two years of delay, rejected California’s request to regulate tailpipe emissions from passenger cars and light trucks. Over the past year, the Governor has lobbied the federal government, meeting and sending letters to both President Bush and USEPA Administrator Johnson. Last month, the Governor announced California’s lawsuit against the agency for failing to act. Today, he vowed to appeal the decision and pursue every legal opportunity to obtain the waiver.

“While the federal energy bill is a good step toward reducing dependence on foreign oil, the President’s approval of it does not constitute grounds for denying our waiver. The energy bill does not reflect a vision, beyond 2020, to address climate change, while California’s vehicle greenhouse gas standards are part of a carefully designed, comprehensive program to fight climate change through 2050,” said Governor Schwarzenegger.

“California has a long and proud history of leadership in reducing pollution and fighting for clean air. Our citizens place a high priority on good health and a clean environment, and we are ready to implement the nation’s cleanest standards for vehicle emissions. It has been nearly two years since we requested the waiver and, now, sixteen other states are following our lead to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, increase fuel efficiency and help reduce harmful greenhouse gases. A ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year made it clear that the USEPA has the authority to limit greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles.

“It is disappointing that the federal government is standing in our way and ignoring the will of tens of millions of people across the nation. We will continue to fight this battle. California sued to compel the agency to act on our waiver, and now we will sue to overturn today’s decision and allow Californians to protect our environment.”

Under the Federal Clean Air Act, California has the right to set its own tougher-than-federal vehicle emission standards, as long as it obtains a waiver from USEPA. Over the past 30 years the USEPA has granted California more than 40 such waivers, denying none.

The original request for a waiver of federal preemption of California's Motor Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards was made by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) on December 21, 2005. The waiver, allowing California to enact and enforce emissions standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles, was requested after the Air Resources Board developed regulations based on a 2002 California law, AB 1493 by Assemblymember Fran Pavley.

That law required California to establish new standards for motor vehicle greenhouse gas emissions beginning in model year 2009. The ARB-adopted regulations will phase in and ramp up over eight years to cut global warming emissions from new vehicles by nearly 30 percent by model year 2016.
by implementing these standards, California would be eliminating greenhouse gases equivalent to taking 6.5 million cars off the road by the year 2020. If all the other states with similar plans follow through, that figure would grow to nearly 22 million vehicles and would cut gasoline consumption by an estimated 11 billion gallons a year.
In letters sent on April 10, 2006 and October 24, 2006 to President Bush, the Governor reiterated the urgency of approving California’s request to address global warming. On April 25, 2007, 16 months after the original waiver request, Governor Schwarzenegger sent a letter to Administrator Johnson informing him of California’s intent to sue after 180 days under the Clean Air Act and Administrative Procedure Act, which provides mechanisms for compelling delayed agency action.
California’s request has been supported by recent judicial decisions. In September, a court decision in Vermont confirmed that states do have the ability to adopt California’s motor vehicle greenhouse gas emissions standards. Sixteen states, comprising about 45 percent of all U.S. auto sales have adopted, or are in the process of adopting, California’s standards.
In the Vermont case, the judge dismissed the argument by automobile manufacturers that they could not comply with the California-based regulation because the technology was out of reach and that it would cost too much. The Vermont decision came on the heels of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last April saying the U.S. EPA has the authority to regulate greenhouse gases.
States that have adopted, or are in the process of adopting, California’s strict automobile emissions standards are: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont and Washington.

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Renewable Energy Stocks Sector Close- Up on Ethanol Stocks and Sustainable & Electric Transportation, Green Automotive Stocks

Renewable Energy Stocks Sector Close- Up on Ethanol Stocks and Sustainable & Electric Transportation, Green Automotive Stocks

Energy Bill Drives Green Car Fuels and Technologies


POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC – December 21, 2007, www.RenewableEnergyStocks.com, a leading investor news and research portal for the renewable energy sector within Investorideas.com, presents a sector close- up on alternative fuel and fuel efficient technology stocks following the passage of the Energy Bill. Ethanol stocks received a much needed boost, on the mandate of higher fuel economy standards, reduction of dependence on foreign oil and annual production of renewable fuels to increase to 36 Billion gallons by 2022.

According to Calyon Securities analyst, Kelly Dougherty, “The ethanol stocks should respond favorably to the recent passage of the Energy Bill as the sector should benefit from the increased domestic RFS which mandates use of 36 billion gallons annually by 2022. This should alleviate oversupply fears as more demand will be mandated with a funded path toward further infrastructure build-out and commercialization of cellulosic ethanol, which should support higher future ethanol prices.”

Additionally Calyon Securities commented,” The increased RFS should result in continued infrastructure build-out, opening of new markets, and increased discretionary blending along the path to commercialization of cellulosic which should support higher ethanol prices. We believe VSE/USBE will be well-positioned given its larger scale and potential for lower costs as well as its innovative stance on new technologies (corn oil extraction and investments in cellulosic ethanol).”

VeraSun Energy Corporation (VSE) issued the following statement December 19th, “We applaud the work of our leaders in Washington, D.C., for their vision in putting our country on a path toward greater energy diversity and sustainability. The expanded Renewable Fuels Standard will significantly reduce our country’s dependence on foreign oil and extend our nation’s fuel stream.”

Another milestone in the Energy Bill is the requirement for a significant increase in average fuel economy to a 35 mpg fuel economy standard by 2020.

Electric Vehicle manufacturer ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) CEO Steve Schneider, noted, “Our plug- in electric cars and trucks exceed current and future standards with zero emissions and costs at 3 cents per mile for electricity.”

For investors following alternative fuel and fuel efficient technologies, RenewableEnergyStocks.com features a directory of renewable energy stocks including biofuel, and Electric Vehicle (EV), battery technology and related stocks.

Sector Close-Up – Ethanol and Sustainable & Electric Transportation, Green Automotive Stocks
(As of close December 20th, 2007)

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (Market, News), with a 52 week range of $4.20 - $18.79, closed at $9.14.
Verasun Energy, Corp. (Market, News) closed at $15.71, up $0.45 (2.95%) for the day.
Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc., (Market, News) another ethanol stock with a 52 week range of $8.52 -$ 25.00 and closed up $1.20 at $11.74 .
Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (Market, News) closed at $43.29, up 1.91 (4.62%).
BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc., a cellulose ethanol company, also issued a statement relating to the Energy Bill, closed at $3.20.
Clean Energy Fuels Corp (Market, News),a provider of natural gas (CNG and LNG) for transportation in North America closed at $15.00.
Advanced Battery Technologies Inc. (Market, News), a company that manufactures, and distributes rechargeable PLI battery cells using lithium cobalt oxide anodes, has a 52 week range of $ 0.56 - $9.66.
Altair Nanotechnologies Inc., (Market, News) recently funded by Dubai conglomerate, Al Yousuf L.L.C. for $40 million, the battery maker has a 52 week range of $2.48 - $5.45 and closed at $4.25.
ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP), electric car manufacturer, also announced a $5 million Private Placement with the Dubai conglomerate, Al Yousuf L.L.C., as well as the addition of Mr. Eqbal Al-Yousuf to the Board of Directors, has a 52 week range of $0.68- $1.47 .

Additionally RenewableEnergyStocks.com features the Driving Green Podcast, providing insight into the highways of the future. Recent audio interviews/Podcasts include:
“Driving Green, Interview with Christina Page, Yahoo!’s Director of Climate and Energy Strategy”
http://investorideas.com/Podcasts/audio/102607.mp3
and
“Investorideas.com renewable energy and environmental interview with Mary Nichols, Chairman of the California Air Resources Board, recognized as one of Governor Schwarzenegger's most senior advisors on climate change.”
http://investorideas.com/Podcasts/audio/120407.mp3

About Featured Showcase Company, Electric car pioneer ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP):
ZAP has been a leader in advanced transportation technologies since 1994, delivering over 100,000 vehicles to consumers in more than 75 countries. At the forefront of fuel-efficient transportation with new technologies including energy efficient gas systems, hydrogen, electric, fuel cell, ethanol, hybrid and other innovative power systems, ZAP has a joint venture to manufacture electric and hybrid vehicles with Youngman Automotive Group, one of China's leading manufacturers of buses and trucks. ZAP is developing a high-performance crossover SUV electric car concept called ZAP-X engineered by Lotus Engineering. ZAP is also developing a new generation of vehicles using advanced nanotech batteries with Advanced Battery Technologies. The Company recently announced a strategic partnership with Dubai-based Al Yousuf Group to expand its international vehicle distribution. ZAP also makes an innovative, new portable energy technology that manages power for mobile electronics from cell phones to laptops. (Advertisement)

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Renewable Energy Stocks Sector Close -Up on Solar Stocks 2007; Analyst Upgrades and Industry Experts Agree “It is Just the Beginning”

Renewable Energy Stocks Sector Close Up on Solar Stocks 2007; Analyst Upgrades and Industry Experts Agree “It is Just the Beginning”

Review of 52 Week Range of Evergreen Solar, China Sunergy, First Solar, XsunX, Inc. and other Solar Stocks


POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC - December 17, 2007, www.RenewableEnergyStocks.com, a leading investor news and research portal for the renewable energy sector within Investorideas.com, presents a sector close- up on solar stocks. Momentum created from oil prices closing in on $100 a barrel, global revenue growth within the sector and analyst upgrades have resulted in strong percentage gains in solar stocks.

Solar-power companies Evergreen Solar and China Sunergy reported new contracts and were up over 9% and 14% respectively on Friday’s close. JA Solar Holdings was up $6.83 giving traders a 10.84% gain for the day.

For investors following solar stocks, the RenewableEnergyStocks.com website provides a comprehensive list of photovoltaic and solar stocks to research.

The site also features commentary by solar expert, J. Peter Lynch, “Renewable and Solar Energy Perspectives" at http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/PL/.

According to Mr. Lynch, "Certainly to say that solar stocks were hot in 2007 is an understatement. Solar stocks probably, on average, outperformed the averages by 50 fold so far in 2007. This has been a GREAT year for solar stocks and it is just the beginning. The solar industry is currently at the very early stages of its growth curve and the future will be even brighter.”

Tom M. Djokovich, CEO of XsunX (OTCBB: XSNX) explains, “With the worldwide rise in energy prices, PV prices are now closer to conventional energy prices than ever before. Currently, there's abundant demand for solar modules at prices between $3.00 to $4.00/watt and thin film PV offers even lower price points. PV could be a significant player in the energy market at only $2 per watt but the industry will need to scale significantly to me the demand for lower priced PV. That's why we're working to position XsunX as a large scale manufacturer of thin film PV.”

Evergreen Solar Inc (Market, News) shares moved December 13th after UBS Investment Research initiated a "Buy," and had an after hours spike that continued into Friday’s market on news that it that it has signed a ten-year polysilicon supply agreement with Silicium de Provence S.A.S. “Silpro”. Calyon Securities analyst Kelly Dougherty also upgraded Evergreen to “Buy”
from Add. She noted in regards to the new Energy Bill, “The watered down bill should not have a significant impact on US demand, since domestic solar demand is really driven at the state level."

China Sunergy Co., Ltd. (Market, News), a solar cell manufacturer in Nanjing, China, announced news it had entered into a supply agreement with asola Advanced and Automotive Solar System GmbH , a German module manufacturing company. China Sunergy said it will supply 10.2MW of solar cells to asola during 2008.

First Solar, Inc. (Market, News), with a 52 week range of $26.54 to $256.45, closed up $3.34 on Friday and was rated a BUY on Dec13th by UBS.
For investors wanting to know if the solar stock run is over, the number of analyst upgrades across the sector would indicate –“no”!

The dramatic 52 week range of some of the well- known solar stocks also evidences the growing global investment moving into this sector.
(As of December 14, 2007)
LDK SOLAR CO ADR (Market, News) - $22.27 - $76.75, SUNPOWER CORPORATION (Market, News) $35.40 - $164.49, CANADIAN SOLAR INC. (Market, News) $ 6.50 - $ 24.83, SOLARFUN POWER HOLDI $ 8.22 - $31.80, AKEENA SOLAR INC $ 8.22 - $31.80, YINGLI GRN ENGY ADR (Market, News ) $ 10.48 - $39.20 and JA SOLAR HOLDINGS $ 16.17 - $72.06.

(OTCBB: XSNX). XsunX, Inc. has a 52 week range of $ 0.26 - $0.66.

About Featured Showcase Solar Company XsunX: (Advertisement) Based in Aliso Viejo, Calif., XsunX is developing amorphous silicon thin film photovoltaic (TFPV) solar cell manufacturing processes to produce TFPV solar modules. To deliver its products the Company has begun to build a multi- megawatt TFPV solar module production facility in the United States to meet the growing demand for solar cell products used in large scale commercial projects, utility power fields, and other on-grid applications. Employing a phased roll out of production capacity, it plans to grow manufacturing capacities to over 100 megawatts by 2010. http://www.xsunx.com/ More info on XsunX, Inc. (OTCBB: XSNX) can be found on our media profile at:
http://www.investorideas.com/co/xsnx/default.asp

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

update of renewable energy stocks directory- recent additions

http://www.investorideas.com/Companies/RenewableEnergy/Stock_List.asp

we have recently made additions as the global interest grows and new public companies enter the sector-
Renewable Energy Stock ListRenewableEnergyStocks.com® has compiled a comprehensive directory of Global Renewable Energy Stocks in US, Canada and foreign markets.

Renewable Energy Stocks, Alternative Energy Stocks, Green Stocks and Funds broken down by the following sub-sectors:Alternative Energy Funds Biogas & Ethanol Stocks Biomass Clean Power Plants & Utilities Energy Efficiency Stocks Energy Storage Backup Flywheel Stocks Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Stocks Geothermal Stocks Green Certificates - Carbon Credit Stocks Micro Turbines Stocks Photovoltaic & Solar Stocks Recycling Technologies Stocks Renewable Energy Investment - General Sustainable & Electric Transportation, Green Automotive Stocks Wave & Tidal Power Stocks Wind Power & Wind Energy Stocks

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Podcast- audio interview with Mary Nichols, Chairman of the California Air Resources Board

Our recent green Podcast: Mary Nichols, Chairman of the California Air Resources Board, recognized as one of Governor Schwarzenegger's most senior advisors on climate change

Governor Schwarzenegger appointed Mary Nichols in July 2007 to lead California in its efforts to reduce greenhouse gases .

http://www.investorideas.com/podcasts/audio/120407.mp3

Mary discusses her appointmentant, mandate and goals , returning to the Air Board 30 years after serving as the Chairman under Governor Jerry Brown, following an impressive career as a longtime environmentalist.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Good Energies Enters into Agreement to Increase Ownership Stake in Solarfun to 34.7%

Good Energies Enters into Agreement to Increase Ownership Stake in Solarfun to 34.7%

SHANGHAI, China--December 4 , 2007 --Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: SOLF ) a vertically-integrated manufacturer of silicon ingots and photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules based in China, today announced that Good Energies has entered into an agreement to purchase 66,745,638 ordinary shares and 281,011 American Depository Shares (ADS) from current shareholders, including 50% of the shares held by the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Yonghua Lu, who will retain a 16.1% stake in the Company immediately after the completion of the transaction. The investment expands the relationship between Solarfun and Good Energies that began when Good Energies first invested in the Company in 2006. Upon completion, the investment will raise Good Energies’ stake to approximately 34.7% from 6.3%. Solarfun expects Good Energies’ increased ownership to enhance the Company’s industry position by leveraging Good Energies’ expertise, resources and track record of successful investments in the solar industry. The completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory and customary closing conditions and is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2008.

In connection with the investment, the Company’s Board of Directors will appoint an additional representative of Good Energies as well as a new independent Director to the Board. Dr. Sven Hansen, the Chief Investment Officer of Good Energies, will continue to serve on the Solarfun Board of Directors, a position he has held since August of 2006.

"This increased ownership in the Company by Good Energies, one of the world's leading renewable energy investors, enhances our relationship with the firm and advances Solarfun’s position in the marketplace,” said Mr. Yonghua Lu. “I am committed to the long-term success of the Company and pleased to have Good Energies as a strategic investor at this stage of our Company’s growth. I look forward to working closely with the firm to build upon the success we have achieved to date and to accomplish our long-term goals.”

"We view Solarfun as one of the best manufacturing platforms for PV products in Asia and we believe there are tremendous opportunities for growth,” said Richard Kauffman, Chief Executive Officer of Good Energies. “We are pleased that Mr. Yonghua Lu and the largest shareholders of Solarfun have selected Good Energies to work with management to help the Company strive to reach a new level of international growth and success. The investment reflects our confidence in the long-term prospects of Solarfun and is a testament to management’s achievement in turning the Company into one of the leading global manufacturers of photovoltaic cells and modules.”

Mr. Kauffman added: “Good Energies’ investment in Solarfun is a vote of confidence in the potential growth of the Company’s brand and manufacturing capability and it further demonstrates our commitment to being one of the world’s leading investors in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industry. We look forward to working with Solarfun’s management team to help the Company achieve its long-term vision.”

About Solarfun

Solarfun Power Holdings Co, Ltd. manufactures ingots and PV cells and modules and supplies solar system integration services in China. The Company produces both monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon cells and modules, and manufactures 100% of its modules with in-house produced PV cells. Solarfun sells its products both through third-party distributors and directly to system integrators. The Company was founded in 2004 and its products have been certified to TUV and UL safety and quality standards. www.solarfun.com.cn

About Good Energies

Good Energies is a leading global investor in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industry focusing on investments in solar energy, wind energy, green buildings and load management. Good Energies is a member of COFRA Group, a privately owned group of companies. Good Energies is looking for meaningful investments with outstanding growth potential. Good Energies is guided by the 3-P-principle (3-Ps): people-planet-profit. Being an investment firm it seeks to help drive the transition to a low carbon, clean energy economy globally, including bringing affordable renewable energy to the developing world. Good Energies operates globally with offices in London, New York, Toronto, Washington, and Zug. The current market capitalization of its portfolio is over four billion Euros (six billion US dollars). www.goodenergies.com

Safe Harbor Statement

This news release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," “hopes”, "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, and include matters such as the Company's business outlook for 2007, including full year 2007 estimates for net revenue, PV product shipments and PV cell production capacity. Actual results may differ materially from such estimates depending on future events and other changes in business climate and market conditions. Solarfun disclaims any obligation to update or correct any forward looking statement.



Contact:Investor and Media:Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd.Paul Combs, +8621-6393-8206 / M. +86-138-1612-2768V.P. Strategic PlanningIR@solarfun.com.cnorGood EnergiesDr. Alexander Rohde, +41-41-560-66-60Corporate Secretary/Spokespersonalexander.rohde@goodenergies.comorGood Energies – U.S. Media:The Abernathy MacGregor GroupKenny Juarez and Nadine Slater, +1-212-371-5999kwj@abmac.com / ncs@abmac.com

Source: Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Google's Goal: Renewable Energy Cheaper Than CoalCreates Renewable Energy R&D Group and Supports Breakthrough Technologies

Google's Goal: Renewable Energy Cheaper Than CoalCreates Renewable Energy R&D Group and Supports Breakthrough Technologies

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.---November 27,2007 Google (NASDAQ:GOOG )- today announced a new strategic initiative to develop electricity from renewable energy sources that will be cheaper than electricity produced from coal. The newly created initiative, known as Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal, will focus initially on advanced solar thermal power, wind power technologies, enhanced geothermal systems and other potential breakthrough technologies. Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal is hiring engineers and energy experts to lead its research and development work, which will begin with a significant effort on solar thermal technology, and will also investigate enhanced geothermal systems and other areas. In 2008, Google expects to spend tens of millions on research and development and related investments in renewable energy. As part of its capital planning process, the company also anticipates investing hundreds of millions of dollars in breakthrough renewable energy projects which generate positive returns. "We have gained expertise in designing and building large-scale, energy-intensive facilities by building efficient data centers," said Larry Page, Google Co-founder and President of Products. "We want to apply the same creativity and innovation to the challenge of generating renewable electricity at globally significant scale, and produce it cheaper than from coal."

Page added, "There has been tremendous work already on renewable energy. Technologies have been developed that can mature into industries capable of providing electricity cheaper than coal. Solar thermal technology, for example, provides a very plausible path to providing renewable energy cheaper than coal. We are also very interested in further developing other technologies that have potential to be cost-competitive and green. We are aware of several promising technologies, and believe there are many more out there."

Page continued, "With talented technologists, great partners and significant investments, we hope to rapidly push forward. Our goal is to produce one gigawatt of renewable energy capacity that is cheaper than coal. We are optimistic this can be done in years, not decades." (One gigawatt can power a city the size of San Francisco.)

"If we meet this goal," said Page, "and large-scale renewable deployments are cheaper than coal, the world will have the option to meet a substantial portion of electricity needs from renewable sources and significantly reduce carbon emissions. We expect this would be a good business for us as well."

Coal is the primary power source for many around the world, supplying 40% of the world's electricity. The greenhouse gases it produces are one of our greatest environmental challenges. Making electricity produced from renewable energy cheaper than coal would be a key part of reducing global greenhouse-gas emissions.

"Cheap renewable energy is not only critical for the environment but also vital for economic development in many places where there is limited affordable energy of any kind," added Sergey Brin, Google Co-founder and President of Technology.

Strategic Investments and Grants

"Lots of groups are doing great work trying to produce inexpensive renewable energy. We want to add something that moves these efforts toward even cheaper technologies a bit more quickly. Usual investment criteria may not deliver the super low-cost, clean, renewable energy soon enough to avoid the worst effects of climate change," said Dr. Larry Brilliant, Executive Director of Google.org, Google's philanthropic arm. "Google.org's hope is that by funding research on promising technologies, investing in promising new companies, and doing a lot of R&D ourselves, we may help spark a green electricity revolution that will deliver breakthrough technologies priced lower than coal."

Working with Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal, Google.org will make strategic investments and grants that demonstrate a path toward producing energy at an unsubsidized cost below that of coal-fired power plants. Google will work with a variety of organizations in the renewable energy field, including companies, R&D laboratories, and universities. For example, Google.org is working with two companies that have promising scalable energy technologies:

eSolar Inc., a Pasadena, CA-based company specializing in solar thermal power which replaces the fuel in a traditional power plant with heat produced from solar energy. eSolar's technology has great potential to produce utility-scale power cheaper than coal. For more information, please visit http://www.google.com/corporate/green/energy/esolar.pdf. Makani Power Inc., an Alameda, CA-based company developing high-altitude wind energy extraction technologies aimed at harnessing the most powerful wind resources. High-altitude wind energy has the potential to satisfy a significant portion of current global electricity needs. For more information on Makani Power, please visit http://www.google.com/corporate/green/energy/makani.pdf. Ongoing Commitments

Today's announcement represents just the latest steps in Google's commitment to a clean and green energy future.

Google has been working hard on energy efficiency and making its business environmentally sustainable. Last spring the company announced its intention to be carbon neutral for 2007, and is on track to meet that goal. To this end, the company has taken concrete steps to reduce its carbon footprint and accelerate improvements in green technology, including:

Developing cutting-edge energy efficiency technology to power and cool its data centers in the U.S. and around the world. Generating electricity for its Mountain View campus from a 1.6 Megawatt corporate solar panel installation, one of the largest in the U.S. Accelerating development and adoption of plug-in vehicles through the RechargeIT initiative, including a $10 million request for investment proposals (http://www.google.org/recharge/) Joining with other industry leaders in 2007 to form the Climate Savers Computing Initiative, a consortium that advocates the design and use of more energy-efficient computers and servers (http://www.climatesaverscomputing.org/). Working on policies that encourage renewable energy development and deployment, such as a U.S. Renewable Energy Standard, through Google.org. For more information on Google's commitment to a clean energy future, see http://www.google.com/renewable-energy

For broadcast-standard video and other multimedia files for the announcement, see http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/index.html

For more information on recruitment for Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal, see http://www.google.com/jobs/energy/

WEBCAST AND CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION

Google's renewable energy initiative call begins today at 9:00 AM (PT) / 12:00 PM (ET). A replay of the call will be available beginning at 11:30 PM (ET) today through midnight Tuesday, December 4th, 2007 by calling 888-203-1112 in the United States or 719-457-0820 for calls from outside the United States. The required confirmation code for the replay is 2205214.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements relating to our ability to develop cheaper electricity from renewable energy sources, our expected investments and capital expenditures, and our ability to accelerate the development of clean energy technologies. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted. The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ include, among others, risks related to our ability to hire the appropriate people and our ability to identify and pursue the technologies necessary to achieve these goals, as well as those risks and uncertainties included under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2007, which is on file with the SEC and is available on our investor relations website at http://investor.google.com and on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. All information provided in this release is as of November 27, 2007, and Google undertakes no duty to update this information.

About Google Inc.

Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.google.com.

About Google.org

Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google, uses the power of information to help people better their lives. We develop and invest in tools and partnerships that can help bring shared knowledge to bear on the world's most pressing challenges in the areas of climate change, economic development and global health. For more information, visit http://www.google.org.


Contact:GoogleJacquelline Fuller, +1-650-930-3555press@google.com

Source: Google

Friday, November 23, 2007

Renewable Energy Stocks Financial Columnist Reports on Recent Performance of Solar Stocks

Renewable Energy Stocks Financial Columnist Reports on Recent Performance of Solar Stocks

POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC – November 23, 2007, www.RenewableEnergyStocks.com, a leading investor news and research portal for the renewable energy sector, presents market commentary on the performance of solar stocks in “Renewable and Solar Energy Perspectives”.

J. Peter Lynch has worked, for 30 years as a Wall Street analyst, an independent equity analyst and private investor, and a merchant banker in small emerging technology companies. He has been actively involved in following developments in the renewable energy sector since 1977and is regarded as an expert in this area. He is currently a financial and technology consultant to a number of companies.

Report Excerpt
By J. Peter Lynch, ‘Renewable and Solar Energy Perspectives’ www.renewableenergystocks.com/PL/

Solar Stocks Start Slide amidst Market Turmoil
Exclusively for InvestorIdeas.com
November 23, 2007
As an old saying goes, “A rising tide raises ALL boats” unfortunately, the reverse is also true. Over the past two to three months, the increasing tide of market volatility as been increasing with dramatic speed and the vast majority of stocks, as well as, solar stocks are being swept down with the flow. Although, solar stocks were among the last to succumb they have recently begun to break down.

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Friday, November 16, 2007

OPEC- Energy for Sustainable Development

Energy for Sustainable Development, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,

Intervention by OPEC Secretary General to the Pre-Summit Ministerial Symposium
Delivered by HE Abdalla Salem El-Badri, OPEC Secretary General, to the Third OPEC Summit Ministerial Symposium, Session III

15 November 2007 , The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
http://www.opec.org/opecna/Speeches/2007/SGSummitSpeech.htm"Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,I should like to thank Ms JoAnne DiSano for her excellent background paper.I fully agree with your conclusion, Ms DiSano, that there must be an integrated approach to energy for sustainable development, accommodating the three mutually-supportive pillars of economic development, social progress and environmental protection.Energy is crucial for sustainable development. Indeed, increased use of energy, in particular fossil fuels, has allowed billions of people to see their living conditions improve, prosperity grow and life-expectancy increase.But this has been mostly in developed countries. The story is very different elsewhere.As you rightly emphasize, more than two billion people have no access to modern energy services.


Instead, people living in the rural areas of Africa, Asia and Latin America, must rely on firewood, dung and plant residue. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 1.5 million people die each year from inhaling biomass smoke.As was made clear in Johannesburg five years ago, poverty alleviation should remain an overriding priority.And this means ensuring continuous access by the poor to affordable modern energy services.This is a challenging target. And it is an achievable one, through: adopting balanced economic and social policies tailored to the needs of poorer nations; providing adequate financial support; developing and transferring affordable and environmentally-sound technologies; sharing knowledge and best practices; and, in general, ensuring that the eight UN Millennium Development Goals are met by the international community.It is well known that energy use will grow by almost 50 per cent by 2030, due to rising populations, growing economies and improved living conditions.To help meet this growing demand, all energy sources are welcome.The contribution of renewables will remain modest in the foreseeable future,\ because of the competition, by some of them, for water and land otherwise required for food production.In short, the world will continue to rely on fossil fuels for the foreseeable future, to satisfy the energy needs of the growing populations and give them a better life.But how can this be done in an environmentally friendly way?There is no silver bullet. However, it is clear that a key element of the response is the development, deployment and transfer of cleaner fossil fuel technologies.And how is OPEC handling such challenges?First of all, let me stress that, just like anyone else, the citizens of our Member Countries wish to live in a cleaner, safer world, and, moreover, to pass this on to our future generations. We are, therefore, acting on numerous fronts in this complex arena.We aim to reduce our environmental footprint as much as possible.Significant progress has been made with gas-flaring in recent years. Our Member Countries have ambitious programmes aimed at stopping this in the near future. Several Members are actively engaged in the Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership.Much has been done already to reduce tailpipe emissions from vehicles and to phase-out the use of lead.Our Member Countries have been investing billions of US dollars in upgrading refineries to meet the most stringent product specifications.OPEC has recently joined the International Energy Agency’s Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme, whose purpose is to cover a wide range of technology options aimed at reducing such emissions.More importantly, one of the three worldwide Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) demonstration projects is in an OPEC Member Country, Algeria. Other countries are exploring the possibility to widely use CO2 for enhanced oil recovery. However, we believe that, over and above our own efforts, industrialized countries should take the lead in the funding and execution of large CCS demonstration projects, under the accepted principle of ‘common but differentiated responsibilities’.Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,Let me conclude by reminding you of OPEC’s most important role in sustainable development. This is to provide the fuel of choice, petroleum, to satisfy the world needs, in a reliable, secure, efficient and environmentally-sound manner. This, by itself, is already a great achievement — and it is repeated, without fail, every day.Thank you. "


Source : The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Gov. Schwarzenegger Promotes Alternative Fuel Vehicles at the Annual L.A. Auto Show

Gov. Schwarzenegger Promotes Alternative Fuel Vehicles at the Annual L.A. Auto Show

Today at the annual L.A. Auto Show, Governor Schwarzenegger highlighted the important role the newest alternate fuel and hybrid vehicles play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in California and throughout the world. The Governor also highlighted the need for more fuel alternatives and greater fuel efficiency to help drive down high gasoline prices.

“It is fantastic to see that the world’s automakers are developing the technology to help us meet our goals in California. These cars come in every size and shape and they prove that we can give consumers the choices they want and still protect the environment,” said Governor Schwarzenegger. “This is exactly the kind of innovation we need. Working together, we will ensure that California remains a leader in clean and alternative fuel vehicles and we will ensure a healthy and prosperous future for our nation.

“Imagine what we can accomplish if we improve efficiency and put more alternatives on the road, whether it is biofuels, electric cars, hydrogen or hybrids. This will also help our families with fuel prices because it’s all about supply and demand. By providing more alternatives, we can drive down oil prices from the $100 a barrel everyone is expecting.”

The L.A. Auto Show is an international auto show showcasing 1,000 of the newest vehicles from 47 of the world’s automobile manufacturers. The L.A. Auto Show has become the main stage for unveiling alternative fuel vehicles as manufacturers look to California, which drives the market for hybrids and other fuel efficient vehicles, to establish trends for environmentally-friendly cars and trucks. This is the second year in a row the Governor has appeared at the show to highlight such vehicles.

Governor Schwarzenegger has made it a priority to put California at the forefront of the booming clean tech industry and to develop a robust infrastructure to support the wide use of clean energy and hydrogen power in California.

In January, Governor Schwarzenegger announced the world’s first Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) for transportation fuels that requires fuel providers to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels sold in California. This first-of-its kind standard firmly establishes sustainable demand for lower-carbon fuels but without favoring one fuel over another.

The LCFS is projected to initially displace 20% of California's gasoline consumption by 2020 and increasingly more after that. It's also projected to fuel more than 7 million low carbon vehicles by 2020 in California alone - and millions more after that. It is harnessing market forces to jump-start California's and the world's transformation to a low-carbon economy.
Allowing the market to do the work ensures the lowest cost and most consumer-friendly environment. Like AB 32, the LCFS will use market-based mechanisms that allow providers to choose how they reduce emissions while responding to consumer demand. For example, providers may purchase and blend more low-carbon ethanol into gasoline products, purchase credits from electric utilities supplying low-carbon electrons to electric passenger vehicles, diversify into low-carbon hydrogen and other to-be-developed strategies.

This year, Governor Schwarzenegger launched the effort that led to California filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to act on California’s tailpipe emissions waiver request to regulate greenhouse gas emissions for cars and light trucks sold in the state. The Governor lobbied both President Bush and EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson to approve the request so that California can implement the nation’s cleanest standards for vehicle emissions.

In April 2004, the Governor signed an executive order creating a public and private partnership to build the Hydrogen Highway in California by 2010. The Governor opened California’s first public hydrogen fueling station in October 2004, located at Los Angeles International Airport. Currently, there are twenty-five hydrogen-fueling stations in the state. Eventually, a network of hydrogen-fueling stations will be opened throughout California making hydrogen fuel accessible to the increased number of vehicles in California.

Last year, the Governor signed the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, California’s landmark bill that established a first-in-the-world comprehensive program of regulatory and market mechanisms to achieve real, quantifiable, cost-effective reductions of greenhouse gases. The law will reduce carbon emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020 and to 80 percent below 1990 levels by the year 2050.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Dubai Group Purchases US$5 Million in ZAP Shares

Dubai Group Purchases US$5 Million in ZAP Shares


DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES and SANTA ROSA, CA., Nov 12, 2007 - Al Yousuf Group and electric car pioneer ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) announced today that the Dubai-based manufacturing and distribution company has invested US$5 million ($5,000,000) in ZAP shares.
The Al Yousuf Group, along with its subsidiary Al Yousuf Motors, is one of Dubai's leading distributors of automobiles, off-road vehicles and boats. Founded in 1952, Al Yousuf Group has 18 subsidiaries with branch offices in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Cairo, Fujairah, Jeddah, Ras Al Khaimah, Riyadh, and Sharjah, according to the Middle East information resource Zawya (http://zawya.com/cm/profile.cfm/cid489977/).
ZAP has been a pioneer in electric transportation since 1994, delivering more than 100,000 electric cars, trucks, scooters, bicycles and other vehicles to consumers in 75 different countries. Over the past few years ZAP has accelerated its plans to market electric cars and trucks using the latest in advanced technologies. ZAP is manufacturing a full-line of electric vehicles and has plans to develop full-performance models using the latest advances in automotive technologies.
"I really like ZAP's approach to the electric vehicle market," said Eqbal Al Yousuf, President of Al Yousuf Group. "I am impressed with the technology ZAP is developing -- like wheel motors -- as well as its management team and we look forward to building a broader business relationship with them."
The Al Yousuf Group has developed partnerships with many of the world's renowned brand names in Asia, Europe and the USA. A number of these ventures have grown into long-term business relationships. Al Yousuf Motors' portfolio includes General Motors and Daihatsu vehicles, Daewoo buses, Suzuki motorcycles and outboard engines, Yamaha motorcycles, outboard and marine engines, water vehicles, generators, boats etc.
"We believe there is a big demand for clean transportation in The Middle East and we see ZAP in a position to deliver on that demand," said Hossein Asrar Haghighi, Chief Finance Officer of Al Yousuf Group. "We are long-term investors in this endeavor and will focus our efforts with ZAP on this important work to contribute to a green community worldwide through different units of our Group."
"Forming a relationship with Mr. Al Yousuf over the past several months has opened new horizons for ZAP and its business plans," said ZAP CEO Steve Schneider. "Al Yousuf has been one of Dubai's leading business innovators for more than half century. I believe this is the right relationship for ZAP to expand on its global marketing strategy."
About the Al Yousuf Group
With more than 50 years in business, Al Yousuf Group has diversified into a multitude of industries under various subsidiaries, with dealings in Automotive, Information Technology and Telecommunications, Consumer Electronics, Boat Manufacturing, Air Conditioning, Imperbit Membrane manufacturing, Real Estate, Transportation and more.
The Group has grown remarkably through a combination of aggressive marketing and the continuous addition of new agencies and businesses -- a mark of confidence that the community has in the future of Al Yousuf. It now has a network of subsidiaries and associate companies having staff strength close to 3,000.
Al Yousuf is constantly seeking new opportunities to partner with regional and world brands that are themselves looking to expand to new markets. Increasingly, these companies are recognizing the advantages of partnering with Al Yousuf -- a global organisation that has strengthened immeasurably over the past half century.
With its enviable record of strong continuous growth, the solid support of its business partners, dedicated and loyal workforce behind it, and the Royal Family's vision as its guide, Al Yousuf is well placed to realize its ambitions for the next centuries to come.
About ZAP
ZAP has been a leader in advanced transportation technologies since 1994, delivering over 100,000 vehicles to consumers in more than 75 countries. At the forefront of fuel-efficient transportation with new technologies including energy efficient gas systems, hydrogen, electric, fuel cell, ethanol, hybrid and other innovative power systems, ZAP is developing a high-performance crossover SUV electric car concept called ZAP-X engineered by Lotus Engineering. ZAP is also developing a new generation of vehicles using advanced nanotech batteries with Advanced Battery Technologies. The Company recently launched a new portable energy technology that manages power for mobile electronics from cell phones to laptops. For product, dealer and investor information, visit http://www.zapworld.com.
Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, continued acceptance of the Company's products, increased levels of competition for the Company, new products and technological changes, the Company's dependence upon third-party suppliers, intellectual property rights, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
ZAP is a featured Company on RenewableEnergyStocks.com, TechSectorStocks.com and EnvironmentStocks.com
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Contact: Alex Campbell707-525-8658 x 241acampbell@zapworld.com
Al Yousuf GroupMansoor Ali97150-4578130mansoorali@alyousuf.com
Source: ZAP

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Recent Podcast with Christina Page, Yahoo!’s Director of Climate and Energy Strategy

Interview with Christina Page, Yahoo!’s Director of Climate and Energy Strategy

For those of you following Green efforts from Corporate leaders and what they are doing to make a difference- take a moment to listen to our recent Driving Green Podcast .

-This Podcast features an interview with Christina Page, Yahoo!’s (YHOO) Director of Climate and Energy Strategy discussing their mandate and progress on becoming "carbon neutral”.

Christina speaks passionately about their projects in India and Brazil equivalent to taking 35,000 cars off the road or turning off the lights on the Vegas strip for two months.
To listen to Christina discuss their projects in India and Brazil click here: http://investorideas.com/Podcasts/audio/102607.mp3

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

IBM PIONEERS PROCESS TO TURN WASTE INTO SOLAR ENERGY

IBM PIONEERS PROCESS TO TURN WASTE INTO SOLAR ENERGY

Helps reduce and repurpose estimated three million discarded silicon wafers yearly; Provides new supply to constrained solar energy manufacturers

BURLINGTON, VT – October 30, 2007 – IBM today announced an innovative new semiconductor wafer reclamation process pioneered at its Burlington, Vermont manufacturing facility. The new process uses a specialized pattern removal technique to repurpose scrap semiconductor wafers -- thin discs of silicon material used to imprint patterns that make finished semiconductor chips for computers, mobile phones, video games, and other consumer electronics -- to a form used to manufacture silicon-based solar panels. The new process was recently awarded the “2007 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Award” from The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR).

Through this new reclamation process IBM is now able to more efficiently remove the intellectual property from the wafer surface, making these wafers available either for reuse in internal manufacturing calibration as "monitor wafers" or for sale to the solar cell industry, which must meet a growing demand for the same silicon material to produce photovoltaic cells for solar panels. IBM intends to provide details of the new process to the broader semiconductor manufacturing industry. It is currently in use the Burlington, VT facility and in the process of being implemented at IBM's East Fishkill, NY, semiconductor fabrication plant.

"One of the challenges facing the solar industry is a severe shortage of silicon, which threatens to stall its rapid growth,” said Charles Bai, chief financial officer of ReneSola, one of China's fastest growing solar energy companies. "This is why we have turned to reclaimed silicon materials sourced primarily from the semiconductor industry to supply the raw material our company needs to manufacture solar panels."

IBM and others in the industry use silicon wafers both as the starting material for manufacturing microelectronic products -- from cell phones to computers to consumer electronics -- and to monitor and control the myriad of steps in the manufacturing process. According to the Semiconductor Industry Association, worldwide 250,000 wafers are started per day across the industry. IBM estimates that up to 3.3% of these started wafers are scrapped. In the course of the year, this amounts to approximately three million discarded wafers.* Because the wafers contain intellectual property, most can not be sent to outside vendors to reclaim so are crushed and sent to landfills, or melted down and resold.

“IBM’s commitment to environmental conservation spans its business, from the re-purposing of materials used in semiconductor manufacturing to enabling customers to manage, measure, and run the most power efficient datacenters on the planet,” said Mike Cadigan, general manager, IBM Semiconductor Solutions. “The engineering ingenuity that IBM has demonstrated in pioneering the wafer-to-solar panel program has generated countless other conservation initiatives in our manufacturing operations."

The new wafer reclamation process produces monitor wafers from scrap product wafers - generating an overall energy savings of up to 90% because repurposing scrap means that IBM no longer has to procure the usual volume of net new wafers to meet manufacturing needs. When monitors wafers reach end of life they are sold to the solar industry. Depending on how a specific solar cell manufacturer chooses to process a batch of reclaimed wafers - they could save between 30 - 90% of the energy that they would have needed if they'd used a new silicon material source. These estimated energy savings translate into an overall reduction of the carbon footprint -- the measure of the total amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases emitted over the full life cycle of a product or service -- for both the Semiconductor and Solar industries.

The program resulted in reduced spending on monitor wafers and increased efficiency in IBM’s wafer reclaim program. For the IBM Burlington site, the annual savings in 2006 were more than half-a-million dollars. The projected ongoing annual savings for 2007 is nearly $1.5 million and the one-time savings for reclaiming stockpiled wafers is estimated to be more than $1.5 million. Located ten miles from Burlington in Essex Junction, Vermont, the campus employs some 5,600 people on 750 acres in more than 20 major buildings – with a primary focus on the development, manufacture and testing of semiconductors.

The NPPR also recognized Burlington's water conservation and energy management programs with an honorable mention. As the largest membership organization in the United States devoted solely to Pollution Prevention (P2), the NPPR acts as a window on the P2 community.

IBM innovations in microelectronics and the company's groundbreaking system-on-a- chip designs have transformed the world of semiconductors. IBM breakthroughs include High-k, which enhances the transistor’s function while allowing it to be shrunk beyond today's limits, dual-core and multi-core microprocessors, copper on-chip wiring, silicon-on-insulator and silicon germanium transistors, strained silicon, and eFUSE, a technology that enables computer chips to automatically respond to changing conditions. The White House has awarded IBM the National Medal of Technology, the nation's highest technical honor, for 40 years of innovation in semiconductors.
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* The SIA calculates that worldwide 250,000 wafers are started per day. With a 3.3% scrap rate (based on IBM semiconductor manufacturing data) applied to all started wafers worldwide annually, IBM estimates that at least 3 million are scrapped per year. Actual scrap rates might vary based on operational efficiency and manufacturing expertise.

Friday, October 26, 2007

The Growing Global Water Crisis and Investment Opportunity

Investorideas.com “Investing in Water” Podcast with Bill Brennan; Update on the Performance of the New Kinetics Water Infrastructure Fund and Insight into the Global Water Industry

The Growing Global Water Crisis and Investment Opportunity; Perspectives and Insight into the U.S., China and Middle East’s Water Infrastructure Problems and Solutions

POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC – October 26, 2007, Investorideas.com and its Water-stocks.com Podcast series “Investing in Water” present an in-depth interview with Mr. Bill Brennan, President & Managing Partner of Aqua Terra Asset Management and Senior Portfolio Manager of the Praetor Global Water Fund. Mr. Brennan discusses the performance of the Kinetics Water Infrastructure Fund and provides insight into the global water infrastructure crisis and investment opportunity.

According to Mr. Brennan the Kinetics Water Infrastructure Fund has done well compared to the overall market performance, relative to the Indices, since the July 2nd launch and is currently up 3%.

In the Podcast Mr. Brennan discusses water infrastructure spending in the next 20 years in the US, China and Middle East and provides insight into short tem and long-term investing opportunities. “ An investment of $1- $2 Trillion will be needed to fully modernize the global water systems within the next 20 years. In China alone, in the next 18 months we expect China to double its spending on water infrastructure.”

Some additional alarming comments from Mr. Brennan to take note of as both investors and consumers:
“ There is 1.5 million miles of pipe for drinking water and waste water that exists in the US and at least half if not more has passed its useful life.”
“ We expect water bills to go up by a factor of 5-10 times over the next 10 years just to meet the needs of the rebuilding of the water infrastructure in the United States. So that $50 water utility bill you are now paying could grow to $250 to $500 based on where you live geographically.”

On the upside to potential investors, he sees a great investment theme that is sustainable on a long-term basis. To sum it up- “ You can go without cable, survive without a land line coming into your home but if water does not come into your facility your property value goes to zero as it becomes uninhabitable” .

To listen to the Podcast discussing the Kinetics Water Infrastructure Fund and the global water industry, as well as other water Podcasts click here: http://www.investorideas.com/ws/

www.Water-Stocks.com, a portal within the InvestorIdeas.com content umbrella, offers investors research tools, news, Blogs, online conferences, Podcasts , interviews and a directory of public companies within the water sector .The water-stocks content hub has created a global marketplace and meeting place for investors, public companies, industry buyers and sellers of water technology, services and water assets.

Additionally, InvestorIdeas.com Newswire offers a service for water news and press release submissions at: http://investorideas.com/NewsUploader/.

InvestorIdeas.com is a leading global investor and industry research resource portal specialized in sector investing covering over thirty industry sectors and global markets including China, India, the Middle East and Australia.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

RenewableEnergyStocks.com Updates its Directory of Renewable Energy and Green Stocks

RenewableEnergyStocks.com Updates its Directory of Renewable Energy and Green Stocks

Global Investor Interest in Renewable Energy Expands List to Include Stocks listed on TSX, OTC, NASDAQ, NYSE, AMEX, ASX, AIM Exchanges

POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC –October 10, 2007 - www.RenewableEnergyStocks.com, a leading global investor and industry portal for the renewable energy sector within Investorideas.com, has updated its directory of publicly traded stocks in the sector. Renewableenergysstocks.com was one of the first online investor resources providing in-depth information on renewable energy and the public companies in the sector.

The directory features stocks listed on the TSX, OTC, NASDAQ, NYSE, AMEX, ASX, AIM markets and other leading exchanges reflecting the global participation and growth in renewable energy and green stocks.

The renewable energy portal provides a valuable resource for investors and alternative energy public companies and industry participants. RenewableEnergyStocks.com® features industry and stock news, exclusive articles and financial columnists, audio interviews and Podcasts, investor conferences, Blogs, and a directory of stocks in the sector.

The RenewableEnergyStocks.com portal currently features a directory with info and links on Alternative Energy Funds, Biogas and Ethanol Stocks, Energy Efficiency Stocks, Flywheel Stocks, Fuel Cell Stocks, Geothermal Stocks, Hydrogen Production, Micro Turbine Stocks, Solar Stocks, Green Transportation, Wind Power and Wind Energy Stocks.

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Green Ads: Companies in the sector can share their green philosophy and gain brand awareness with Green Ads. The Green Ads target the growing number of ethical and green investors as well as consumers, and create instant visual identification as a green company!

Additionally, the InvestorIdeas.com Newswire is a service for renewable energy and cleantech news and press release submissions at: /NewsUploader/ as well as research and article submissions .News is distributed by RSS feeds to multiple financial news and industry sites.

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Source: RenewableEnergyStocks.com®

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Green stocks: great day in the market for renewable energy investors

For investors going green- there was a lot of green to take off the table for some of the stocks in the sector .

Take a look at the performance and volume today of a few stocks of note:

Westport Innovations (WPT:TSX) was last at $2.67 up .26 on 240,932 a 10.79% gain on the day .

AKEENA SOLAR INC (NasdaqCM:AKNS) was last at $8.80 up.28

JER ENVIROTECH INTERNATIONAL CO (CDNX:JER.V) was last at .68, up .04

ZAP (OTC BB:ZAAP.OB) traded at $1.03 to close up .03

CLEAN ENERGY FUELS (NasdaqGM:CLNE) was up .25 trading over $16 , now well over the IPO price

Well known solar stock - SUNPOWER CORPORATION (NasdaqGM:SPWR) was also up closing up .38

For our complete list of green stocks - visit our renewable energy stocks directory at
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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Interesting clean energy- natural gas stocks

Not making a recommendation- but here are a couple of interesting plays in the clean energy - natural gas space.

When T Boone speaks- everyone listens... Clean Energy (Nasdaq:CLNE) - was co founded by legendary co-founder T. Boone Pickens , builds natural gas fueling stations for fleet customers . In recent interviews where he correctly has predicted crude prices - he has said he sees upside for the natural gas space as a clean energy source in transportation .

Clean Energy, based in Seal Beach, CA, is the leading provider of natural gas (CNG and LNG) for transportation in North America. It has a broad customer base in the refuse, transit, shuttle, taxi, intrastate and interstate trucking, airport and municipal fleet markets, fueling more than 14,000 vehicles daily at strategic locations across the United States and Canada. Information at: www.cleanenergyfuels.com


Tieing into the clean energy - natural gas theme for transportation is a Canadian stock trading in the $2 range - Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX:WPT) or on Yahoo finance (WPT.TO)

Westport Innovations Inc. is a leading global supplier of proprietary solutions that allow engines to operate on clean-burning fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen and biofuels such as landfill gas. Cummins Westport Inc., Westport's joint venture with Cummins Inc., manufactures and sells the world's broadest range of low-emissions alternative fuel engines for commercial transportation applications such as trucks and buses. BTIC Westport Inc., Westport's joint venture with Beijing Tianhai Industry Co. Ltd., manufactures and sells LNG fuel tanks for vehicles.

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RenewableEnergyStocks.com also includes one of the most comprehensive free renewable energy stock lists in the investment industry. http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/Companies/RenewableEnergy/Stock_List.asp

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Significant Demand over Supply of Water, Need for Infrastructure Investment and M&A activity Generates Growing Interest in Water Sector and Re-Valuati

Significant Demand over Supply of Water, Need for Infrastructure Investment and M&A activity Generates Growing Interest in Water Sector and Re-Valuation of Water Stocks

Water Stocks Audio Podcast with Craig McIntosh, Investment Manager of the MFS Water Fund Discusses Challenges and Investment Opportunities within Australia and Globally

POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC – September 20, 2007, http://www.water-stocks.com/, an investor and industry portal for the water sector, presents an audio investor podcast with Mr. Craig McIntosh, Investment Manager of the MFS Water Fund, a dynamically managed Australian dollar denominated fund focused on growth prospects and investment opportunities related to the Global Water Sector. The MFS Water Fund focuses on publicly traded water companies of all sizes from around the world, following more than 250 companies.

Investing in the water business has proven to be a successful strategy for many investors and with issues of water scarcity, quality and infrastructure repair or replacement continuing to escalate, the upside potential of this sector is very compelling.

McIntosh identifies three key factors that underpin the growing interest in the water sector. “The first factor is a very significant demand over supply for water, coupled with a very large demand for investment in infrastructure. What we observe is the price of water going up generally around the world and as a result of that there is a lot of money in the sector being invested in infrastructure and new technology. Secondly, we believe that water stocks are being re-valued as the sector is discovered and thirdly, there is quite a lot of mergers and acquisition activity due to the globalization of the industry which creates good opportunities for investors to sell out of very successful companies.”

Australia is in the midst of a very prolonged drought, in particular within its rural areas, which according to Mr. McIntosh has generated enormous mainstream interest in the water industry and as a result there has been considerable investments made in the water sector, a trend that is expected to continue for the next decade.

“We are seeing significant investment activity in areas such as the creation of desalination plants for most of the large cities in Australia. A second area of very significant investment is in the upgrade of the irrigation networks in Australia which are very inefficient from a water evaporation point of view, and thirdly, a lot of the water networks are now being re-engineered to optimize the ability to recycle water with the introduction of pipelines and interconnectivity of all the different components of the water systems, something that has never been done until now,” describes McIntosh.

To listen to the interview and other audios from sector experts visit the water podcast: http://www.investorideas.com/ws/

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