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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Green Energy in the US: Renewable Investment, Capacity Growth and Future Outlook for the Multi Billion Dollar Industry

Research and Markets: Green Energy in the US: Renewable Investment, Capacity Growth and Future Outlook for the Multi Billion Dollar Industry


DUBLIN---Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c4f69d/green_energy_in_th) has announced the addition of the "Green Energy in the US: Renewable Investment, Capacity Growth and Future Outlook" report to their offering.

US electrical production capacity and generation has had historically an energy mix consisting primarily of fossil fuels including gas, coal and oil, backed up with a volume of nuclear and hydro power. With the new presidency have come new decisions. The US department of energy announced massive investment in the renewable industry including $60bn in clean energy investments, which will include $11bn in a smart grid system, $2bn in developing the next generation of energy storage batteries. An announced move away from corn-based ethanol fuel and $1.8bn investment in the next generation of biofuels will stimulate the vehicular fuel industry, towards a cleaner, more efficient system. The new administration has announced intention to develop available offshore renewable energy source located on the continental shelf area. The area has vast potential and scientists estimate that 900GW of wind power may be achieved.


Although still primarily a conventional thermal based country, through incentivized support in renewable energy, a new energy market is beginning to evolve. Recent addition has been made to the energy mix by way of renewable energy technologies which include power from the wind - wind turbines, and power from the sun - solar cells, and geothermal - relying on the heat that can be found at varying degrees of depth into the Earth's surface. In the last decade newly installed renewable energy technologies are starting to gain a notable share of the market. This report documents the growth of this new market, showing its current status and projecting where it is likely to grow to in the foreseeable future. This document gathers the statistical data on the different types of energy generation, combines and contrasts them against each other to show the clear leaders, drivers to change and future growth.


Scope of this report
•Analysis of energy type volumes, capacity installed and generation output across the US. •Market projections to 2020, including an evaluation of energy type and national growth potential. •Overview of trends impacting on and shaping innovation in the energy market. •New renewable energy technology analysis including innovation, capacity investment. •Insight relating to the most innovative product launches and potential areas of opportunity for manufacturers. •Examination of the key technology introductions and innovations •Identification of the key trends shaping the market, as well as an evaluation of emerging trends that will drive innovation moving forward. Reasons to purchase this report
•Achieve a quick and comprehensive understanding of how US market trends and legislation are influencing the development of the renewable energy market. •Realize up to date competitive intelligence through a comprehensive review of the US market renewable energy market between 1990 and 2008. •Assess the emerging trends in renewable energy technology - wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, biomass, tidal, wave - capacity and generation. •Identify which key trends will offer the greatest growth potential and learn which trends are likely to remain niche over the next 10 years. •Compare how manufacturers are positioning new product developments to gain market share and achieve the highest sales potential. •Quantify value and volume growth potential in major regional markets and in energy generation technology type. •Identify winning product positioning developed from an assessment of current and emerging trends Key market issues addressed
•Environmental regulations: Imminent environmental targets set to control Carbon dioxide emissions in the US using a cap and trade mechanism are creating a path for lower carbon emitting power generation technologies. Recent capacity investment has focused on wind turbines, gas and solar photovoltaic installations. •Renewable Electricity market incentives: The US is has in place state level Renewable energy Production Standards and the Production Tax Credit which promote the development of renewable energy projects across the country, and are responsible for robust incentivized growth. •Energy efficiency:- The current electrical infrastructure experiences substantial energy loss from generation to transmission to load delivery. A more efficient system is required, a network that can take advantage of the intermittent supply nature of wind and solar - and balance these with the more constant and reliable conventional thermal generation, geothermal, hydroelectric and nuclear power. Recent US policy has awarded investment into an intelligent grid system. The US has also announced energy efficiency measures to include appliances, vehicles and power plants. •Energy security:- Oil, coal and gas supply and pricing structures are volatile and uncontrollable, due to the majority imported from non-US countries. This volatility is likely to increase as reserves of the natural resources decline. •Centralized network to distributed:- the changeover to renewable technologies is a changeover to a distributed energy system, as renewable energy technologies take advantage of natural resources such as wind, solar or thermal energy which are more concentrated in specific geographical locations. Key findings from this report
•In terms of new capacity installed during 2008, the US was the largest market with 8,346.0MW, followed by China (6,300.0MW), then India (1,800.0MW), then Germany (1,665.0MW), then Spain (1,609.0 MW), and Italy (1,010.0 MW). •Out of the 5,568MW of global capacity which was installed during 2008, Spain grid-connect PV market accounted for 45.1%, Germany accounted for 26.9% and US accounted for 6.1%. •Hydropower accounts for approximately 5.8% of world electricity supply. In 2008, the total world's hydroelectricity consumption was 3,170.9TWH. The US ranked fourth with a consumption of 250.6TWH in 2008. The US is the world leader in geothermal energy and, at the end of 2008, had cumulative installed capacity of 3,040.3MW. •In 2008, the total generation of electricity in the US was 4,110bn KWH. Generation of electricity in the US is dominated by coal. During 2008, 48.5% of the total US electric power was generated at coal-fired plants. Natural gas-fired plants contributed 21.3% to the total US electricity generation followed by nuclear plants with 19.6%. Key questions answered by this report
•What are the drivers shaping and influencing new capacity installed in the energy industry? •How will renewable energy technologies capacity share perform to 2020? What are the opportunities? •What are the forecast market growth rates 2008-2030? Which markets will see the highest value growth and which the highest volume growth? •Which states and regions offer the greatest opportunity for growth? •Which renewable energy technology types will be the winners and which the losers in terms of volume growth to 2030? •Which energy types are likely to find favor with manufacturers moving forward? •Which emerging technologies are gaining in popularity and why? Key Topics Covered:
Chapter 1 Market development
Chapter 2 The Obama effect
Chapter 3 Wind power
Chapter 4 Solar power
Chapter 5 Hydropower
Chapter 6 Geothermal power
Chapter 7 Biomass
Chapter 8 Ocean power
Chapter 9 Future outlook
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Quantum Technologies to Acquire Schneider PowerBusiness Combination to create North American alternative energy company

Quantum Technologies to Acquire Schneider PowerBusiness Combination to create North American alternative energy company

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA and TORONTO, ONTARIO-- Nov. 25, 2009 - Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:QTWW) and Schneider Power Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SNE) today announced the signing of a definitive business combination agreement under which Quantum has agreed to acquire in a stock-for-stock exchange all of the outstanding common shares of Schneider Power.
The acquisition of Schneider Power will enhance Quantum's strategic position as a fully integrated alternative energy company with technologies and capabilities to further the commercial use and adoption of alternative and renewable energies. The transaction will combine Schneider Power's wind and solar power generation development portfolio with Quantum's world-leading alternative fuel technologies and solar power technologies to create a fully integrated renewable energy company. The combined companies' portfolio will encompass products that enable energy efficient utilization in hybrid and fuel cell vehicles to solar module manufacturing and clean electricity generation for North American consumers.


Quantum, through a wholly owned Canadian subsidiary, will acquire by way of Plan of Arrangement all the outstanding common shares of Schneider Power being approximately 71.0 million common shares, and Quantum will assume all of Schneider Power's outstanding warrants. The purchase price payable by Quantum is 0.236 of a Quantum common share for each Schneider Power common share. As a result, upon closing of the transaction, Quantum will issue approximately 16.8 million common shares and reserve an additional 2.0 million common shares for issuance upon exercise of the assumed warrants.
Alan Niedzwiecki, President and CEO of Quantum, commented: "We believe this acquisition will further expand Quantum's commitment to alternative energy and wind/solar farm development capability with expanded resources in terms of development and operation of renewable energy farms. We are excited about their shovel-ready power-generation projects in addition to their portfolio in excess of 1,000 MW of solar and wind electricity generation development projects located across two continents."
Lewis Reford, CEO of Schneider Power, said: "We are bullish about the future of Schneider Power and we are even more excited about the possibilities this combination brings to our business. This merger allows our shareholders to rapidly transition from a successful niche in small renewable energy project development to a dynamic and exciting diversified alternative energy platform while allowing Quantum investors to participate in the significant wind and solar project pipeline of the two companies moving forward. Through this transaction we will gain access to Quantum's broad investor base and strong project partner relationships in the United States marketplace. For these reasons, Schneider Power's Board supports this transaction which creates a new aggressive, growth focused alternative energy company."
Under the terms of the agreement announced today:
•Schneider Power shareholders will receive 0.236 of a Quantum common share per Schneider Power common share; •On a pro forma basis, Quantum will be owned approximately 87% by current Quantum shareholders and 13% by current Schneider Power shareholders; •The transaction values Schneider Power common shares at CDN $0.30, or approximately CDN $21 million (USD$19.9 million); •Holders of at least 50% of Schneider Power common shares have agreed not to sell their Quantum common shares received at closing for a period of 6 months following the closing, except in certain permitted circumstances; •Quantum will provide Schneider Power with a loan for up to $1 million to support Schneider Power's applications for power purchase agreements under Ontario's feed-in-tariff program; •An individual nominated by Schneider Power will be appointed to fill a current vacancy on Quantum's Board of Directors; •The transaction was unanimously approved by the Boards of both companies, and holders of over 50% of Schneider Power's outstanding common shares have signed voting Support Agreements whereby they have agreed to vote in favor of the transaction; and •The transaction is to be completed by way of a court-approved plan of arrangement and will also require that a meeting of Schneider Power shareholders be held to approve the proposed plan. Benefits to Quantum Shareholders
•Creates a more vertically- and horizontally-integrated alternative energy company with a seasoned project development skill set for both wind and solar power generation projects; •Opens up the prospect of the in-house solar project development using Quantum's high quality PV modules; and •Provides for participation in cash flows from Schneider Power's producing assets and projects with development agreements. Benefits to Schneider Power Shareholders
•All-share transaction allows Schneider Power shareholders to continue to participate in the upside of a major wind and solar project pipeline; •Provides for significant synergies in developing new projects in international markets using Quantum's solar modules; •Leverages Quantum's highly experienced and well connected management team for project opportunities in the U.S. marketplace; •Provides for participation in Quantum's exciting new product breakthroughs in advanced propulsion systems, energy storage technologies and alternative fuel vehicles; and •Provides for enhanced liquidity. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions including receipt of all necessary court, shareholder and regulatory approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and NASDAQ and approval by the holders of at least two-thirds of the common shares of Schneider Power. If all necessary approvals are obtained and the conditions contained in the agreement are satisfied, the transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of calendar 2010. The transaction is subject to termination if it does not close by June 30, 2010.
Advisors and Counsel
Quantum's financial advisor is Thomas Weisel Partners LLC and Schneider Power's financial advisor is Jacob Securities Inc. Heenan Blaikie LLP is Quantum's Canadian legal counsel, Kerr, Russell and Weber, PLC is Quantum's US legal counsel, and Troutman Sanders LLP is Quantum's special US legal counsel. Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and Macleod Dixon LLP are Schneider Power's legal counsel.
Forward Looking Statements
Statements in this document regarding the proposed transaction between Quantum and Schneider, the expected timetable for completing the transaction, future financial and operating results, benefits and synergies of the transaction, future opportunities for Quantum, and any other statements about the future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans, or prospects expressed by the management of either Quantum or Schneider Power constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact including statements containing the words "will," "believes," "plans," "anticipates," "expects," "estimates," and similar expressions should be considered to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward looking statements, including: the failure to realize the synergies and other perceived advantages resulting from the acquisition; costs and potential litigation associated with the acquisition; the failure to obtain court approval of the plan of arrangement; the inability to obtain, or meet conditions imposed for, applicable regulatory and tax requirements relating to the acquisition; the failure of either party to meet the closing conditions set forth in the plan of arrangement; the ability to retain key personnel both before and after the acquisition; each company's ability to successfully execute its business strategies; competitive conditions in the industry; business cycles affecting the markets in which the companies conduct business; and economic conditions generally. Additional risk factors concerning Quantum's and Schneider Power's business may be found in their annual and quarterly reports Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, opinions, and expectations of Quantum's and Schneider Power's management at the time they are made, and Quantum and Schneider Power does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
About Quantum Technologies:Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., a fully integrated alternative energy company, is a leader in the development and production of advanced propulsion systems, energy storage technologies, and alternative fuel vehicles. Quantum's portfolio of technologies includes advanced lithium-ion battery systems, electronic controls, hybrid electric drive systems, hydrogen storage and metering systems, and alternative fuel technologies that enable fuel efficient, low emission hybrid, plug-in hybrid electric, fuel cell, and alternative fuel vehicles. Quantum's powertrain engineering, system integration, vehicle manufacturing, and assembly capabilities provide fast-to-market solutions to support the production of hybrid and plug-in hybrid, hydrogen-powered hybrid, fuel cell, alternative fuel, and specialty vehicles, as well as modular, transportable hydrogen refueling stations. Quantum's customer base includes automotive OEMs, dealer networks, fleets, aerospace industry, military and other government entities, and other strategic alliance partners.
More information can be found about Quantum's products and services at www.qtww.com.
About Schneider Power:Schneider Power Inc. is one of Canada's premier renewable energy companies, with a portfolio in excess of 1,000 MW of clean electricity generation development projects and advanced exploration projects located across two continents, and large land positions on the most promising and prospective wind and solar power areas in North America and the Caribbean.
More information can be found about Schneider Power at www.schneiderpower.com.


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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Green IPO Watch at Renewableenergystocks.com: New Solar IPO- China Based Trony Solar Holdings

Green IPO Watch at Renewableenergystocks.com: New Solar IPO- China Based Trony Solar Holdings


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The IPO of 19.5 million American Depository Shares at a price range of $9-$11 is expected to price the week of December 7th.

About Trony Solar:
Trony Solar is one of the world’s leading thin film solar product and solution providers and is China’s only thin film PV module producer ranked in the top ten globally by production output in 2008. Trony uses amorphous silicon technology to deposit non-crystalline silicon onto a substrate to manufacture solar photovoltaic, or PV, modules that are significantly thinner than conventional crystalline solar PV modules. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells PV modules based on self-designed equipment and proprietary manufacturing processes and technology. Trony’s products include large-sized modules that can be used in PV power stations and building integrated (BIPV) applications, and other modules that can be used in off-grid applications, including solar home systems, street lamps, lawn lamps and consumer products, such as calculators, watches and toys.
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Friday, November 20, 2009

Investorideas.com Renewable Energy Stocks Directory Adds New Wind Stocks and Creates Category for Smart Grid Stocks

Investorideas.com Renewable Energy Stocks Directory Adds New Wind Stocks and Creates Category for Smart Grid Stocks


POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC –November 20, 2009 - http://www.blogger.com/www.RenewableEnergyStocks.com, a leading global investor and industry portal for the renewable energy sector within http://www.investorideas.com/ announces the renewable energy and green energy stocks directory has recently added new wind stocks in addition to creating a new sub- sector for smart grid stocks due to the growing number of entrants to the space.

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ABB Ltd. (NYSE:ABB; Vienna:ABBN.VX) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB group of companies operates in some 100 countries and employs approximately 120,000 people.

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NasdaqGS:AEIS) develops grid connect inverters for the solar energy market. Advanced Energy® also develops innovative power and control technologies that enable high-growth, plasma thin-film manufacturing processes worldwide, including semiconductors, flat panel displays, data storage products, solar cells, architectural glass, and other advanced product applications.

Ambient Corporation (OTCBB:ABTG) designs, develops and markets Ambient Smart Grid® communications technologies and equipment. Using open standards-based technologies along with in-depth industry experience, Ambient provides utilities with solutions for creating smart grid communication platforms and technologies.

American Superconductor (NASDAQGS:AMSC) The company operates in three segments: AMSC Wires, SuperMachines, and Power Electronic Systems. The Power Electronic Systems segment develops and sells power electronic converters, as well as integrated systems, used for power quality and reliability solutions and for wind farm applications.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CSCO) Cisco delivers an end-to-end, IP-based secure communications infrastructure for the smart grid from generation to businesses and homes.


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Thursday, November 19, 2009

EcoFactor Wins World's Largest Clean Tech Business Competition With Its Personalized Residential Energy Management Solution

EcoFactor Wins World's Largest Clean Tech Business Competition With Its Personalized Residential Energy Management Solution

Redwood City-Based Startup Named Cleantech Open National Award Winner

REDWOOD CITY, CA- - November 19, 2009- EcoFactor, the premier provider of personalized solutions for managing residential energy use, announced today that it has won the grand prize in the Cleantech Open national business plan competition, the largest competition of its kind. EcoFactor was recognized for its personalized residential energy management solution, which offers real benefits to consumers, utilities, energy retailers and home service providers.


The Cleantech Open included 278 contestants from three regions -- California, Rocky Mountain and the Pacific Northwest -- competing in multiple rounds of regional competition judged by prominent venture capitalists and clean tech industry experts. In October, EcoFactor was named the winner in the smart power category, giving them the opportunity to present on the main stage of the Cleantech Open Awards Gala on November 17 and vie for the national grand prize.


"While energy efficiency isn't the flashiest corner of clean tech, and HVAC management isn't the most exciting story to tell, we're offering tangible, real-world value that can have a huge impact on energy savings," said John Steinberg, EcoFactor CEO and co-founder. "Considering all of the innovative clean technology ideas coming out of Silicon Valley and around the world, this recognition truly shows that people are looking for energy efficiency solutions that don't ask people to change behavior or sacrifice comfort."
"This year's competition was full of exceptional companies. EcoFactor's win speaks to its unique strengths: a smart, capital-efficient and scaleable business model; solving a real need in the market today; and providing a compelling go-to-market strategy," said Cleantech Open judge and Cleantech Circle Managing Partner Christopher O. Vargas. "The judges felt EcoFactor will make a substantial contribution to the clean tech industry, measurably reduce energy use and carbon consumption and, most importantly, deliver immediate bottom-line cost savings to customers."

EcoFactor's SaaS-based solution works with a two-way communicating thermostat and a broadband Internet connection to develop a dynamic, customized heating and cooling strategy that can save homeowners an average of 20-30 percent on their HVAC energy spend. The company's personalized approach to HVAC management takes into account thousands of data points, including weather patterns, a home's unique thermal characteristics and occupant preferences, in order to provide a more effective solution that is responsive to the conditions at each individual home. In addition to consumer savings, EcoFactor offers cost-effective and self-validating energy efficiency, demand response and load forecasting to utilities and energy retailers. The company recently announced its first commercial deployment with Oncor, a regulated electric utility delivering power to more than three million homes and businesses in Texas.

"Being chosen as the national award winner in the CleanTech Open is a huge honor and goes a long way towards validating our business model," said Scott Hublou, EcoFactor co-founder and senior vice president of products. "From the beginning we've been determined to find a solution that finds common ground for energy providers and consumers in reducing energy usage, and now we feel even more confident in the value that we are delivering to both parties."


About EcoFactor
EcoFactor provides personalized solutions for managing residential energy use for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). Its SaaS platform collects, analyzes and acts upon thousands of data points relating to a home's HVAC needs and preferences to help utilities improve demand management, and enable consumers to lower energy costs and save money on utility bills without sacrificing comfort or giving up control. EcoFactor is working with leading energy and home service providers to maximize energy efficiency programs. Based in Redwood City, Calif., EcoFactor was founded in 2006 to provide an effective alternative to one-size-fits-all residential energy management solutions. More can be found online at www.ecofactor.com.





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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cleantech News - GE (NYSE: GE) , Chinese Partners Sign Agreements to Advance Clean Technologies, Create Jobs

Cleantech News - GE (NYSE: GE) , Chinese Partners Sign Agreements to Advance Clean Technologies, Create Jobs

‘Company’ to Country’ strategy leads to growth opportunities

•GE Aviation, AVIC Systems create global avionics business for commercial aircraft •GE Energy, Shenhua Group Corporation to accelerate “cleaner coal” technologies, coal gasification in China •GE Transportation, China’s Ministry of Railways to advance high-speed rail partnership opportunities in the United States •GE Transportation, CSR Qishuyan Locomotive Co. announce diesel engine joint venture •CSR Qishuyan Locomotive Co. agrees to purchase 300 Evolution® Series locomotive assemblies •Ventures will create jobs in both countries, including about 500 in U.S.

GE (NYSE: GE) and its Chinese partners that represent some of that country’s key infrastructure development goals announced the signing of a series of “Country to Company” agreements aimed at promoting collaboration between GE and Chinese public and private sector aviation, energy and transportation organizations. The announcements, which were made as part of "GE's Clean Technology Week in China" activities, included the formation of two joint ventures – in avionics and locomotive engines; and the parties’ agreements to explore future “cleaner coal” gasification and high-speed rail opportunities.

The agreements encourage active collaboration to advance clean technologies that address both long-term strategic challenges and economic opportunities for GE and China. Over time, these initiatives are expected to create and safeguard thousands of jobs in both countries.

Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO of GE said, “These agreements share common themes – rapid growth potential, clean technologies and job creation. Whether expanding our existing aviation, energy and transportation relationships or looking at technology collaborations to open up new growth opportunities, partnerships like these help protect and grow employment for both GE and China’s infrastructure sectors.

“We expect these investments and commitments to yield long-term benefits,” Immelt said. “New global sales will be a direct result of these collaborations – safeguarding and growing U.S. jobs while supporting Chinese growth for GE businesses and the Chinese aviation, energy and transportation industries,” Immelt said. These partnerships will also give GE the opportunity to strengthen our own local capabilities, enhancing our ability to serve our Chinese customers as that nation drives its technology initiatives.”

Mark Norbom, GE’s president & CEO for Greater China, said: “The deals we are signing are built upon GE's rapid growth in mainland China in the first three quarters of 2009. They not only represent tremendous growth opportunities for our China platforms but also support jobs in the United States. The partnerships we are building with the Chinese industry leaders will better position GE in strategic growth sectors in China such as aviation, transportation and energy. "

Spanning GE’s industrial portfolio, the announcements include initiatives in the following areas:

•Avionics joint venture: GE Aviation and AVIC Systems will create a global avionics business to develop and market integrated systems for commercial aircraft customers. The joint venture, to be headquartered in Beijing, China, plans to offer fully integrated, open architecture avionics and services for future civil aircraft programs. The joint venture, which was announced on Sunday, may create more than 200 U.S. jobs. •Cleaner coal energy: GE Energy and Shenhua Group Corporation have agreed to a framework for an industrial coal gasification joint venture. GE and Shenhua would conduct research and development on new cleaner coal technologies to improve cost and performance of commercial scale gasification and integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) solutions, and jointly pursue the deployment of commercial scale IGCC plants with carbon capture and sequestration. To further progress "cleaner coal" IGCC technology in China, the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) announced its intention to fund the initial steps toward a plant in China based on GE's technology. •Advancing high-speed rail technologies: GE and the China’s Ministry of Railways (MOR) are considering advancing partnership opportunities to pursue high-speed rail projects in the United States. While GE is the world leader in diesel-electric locomotive technology, GE does not currently manufacture locomotives for high-speed rail travel. A successful partnership with the MOR would allow GE to more effectively compete against European and Japanese companies for high-speed rail related opportunities and would create in the near future about 150 high technology jobs in the U.S. and sustain approximately 3,500 U.S. jobs over time – at least 80% of the content would be sourced from, and all final assembly will take place in the U.S. •Transportation locomotive assemblies order: CSR Qishuyan Locomotive Co., Ltd. agreed to purchase 300 Evolution® Series locomotive assemblies. The agreement helps to sustain nearly 1,200 clean-technology jobs in the U.S. •Engine joint venture: GE Transportation and CSR Qishuyan will form a joint venture company to develop, build and service GE’s Evolution® Series locomotive diesel engines in China, where there is significant opportunity for modernization. Of the 12,000 diesel locomotives in China, only a small fraction are advanced technology. Also, as demand for the ecomagination™ certified technology increases around the world, the new company would jointly seek future commercial opportunities. The announcements came as GE’s “Company to Country” strategy continues to bear fruit. In 2006 GE signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) to explore broad partnerships with the Chinese government and state-owned companies, especially on GE’s green initiative “ecomagination.” The areas of cooperation with NDRC cover energy, transportation, aviation, water, lighting and other key infrastructure sectors.

GE started doing business in China as early as 1906 and was considered one of the most active foreign companies in the country at the time. Currently GE runs 36 wholly owned or joint venture companies in China ranging from manufacturing, service, research and development, financial services and sourcing, with a total workforce of over 13,000. GE is actively involved in China's infrastructure expansion by offering products and technologies in power generation, oil & gas, water treatment, aviation, transportation, healthcare, security, lighting, power distribution and financial TV.

To learn more about GE’s announcements in China this week, visit http://www.ge.com/chinanews.

GE (NYSE: GE) is a diversified infrastructure, finance and media company taking on the world’s toughest challenges. From aircraft engines and power generation to financial services, medical imaging, and television programming, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.ge.com.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cleantech Entrepreneurs From Around the Globe Compete for Funding to Realize Sustainable Ideas

Cleantech Entrepreneurs From Around the Globe Compete for Funding to Realize Sustainable Ideas


SAN FRANCISCO, CA-- November 11, 2009 - While American cleantech startups are competing for the $250,000.00 grand prize from the Cleantech Open business plan competition, forward-thinking entrepreneurs from around the world will face off for the Global Ideas Competition, a signature event for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, sponsored by Global Entrepreneurship Week. Both competitions will come to a close at the Cleantech Open Awards Gala in San Francisco on November 17. The Global Cleantech Open Ideas Competition aims to accelerate the discovery and development of groundbreaking cleantech solutions.



Each entrant will have five minutes to engage the audience as they pitch an innovative concept for technologies, products, marketing campaigns or systems that will solve large-scale energy and environmental issues. Gala attendees will vote for their favorite via text message to determine the winners. Prizes, designed to jump-start the fledgling companies, are valued at $100,000.

The Global Cleantech Open Ideas Competition looks to find 'big ideas' by working at a grassroots level and to support and foster those ideas. More informal than the current Cleantech Open business plan competition, the Global Cleantech Open Ideas Competition is open to entrants across the globe, even if they are only in beginning stages. Already confirmed are teams from Brazil, China, Denmark, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, and the United States.
Details:
2009 Cleantech Open Grand Expo & Awards GalaNob Hill Masonic Center1111 California StreetSan Francisco, CA 94108November 17, 200910 am PT - 8pm PTRSVP/REGISTRATION REQUIRED at www.cleantechopen.comAll Cleantech Open Green Card Holders receive free admission including Premier seating at the Awards Gala, as well as unlimited access to all the public Cleantech Open events. To sign up for a green card, visit http://www.cleantechopen.com/app.cgi/green_cards/signup. For more information or for general registration, visit http://www.cleantechopen.com
Journalists are encouraged to visit http://www.cleantechopenmedia.com/ for news and updates.
Relevant Web resources
Global Cleantech Open Ideas Competition website:www.ideas.cleantechopen.comCleantech Open blog: www.cleantechopen.com/app.cgi/blog/Cleantech Open on Facebook: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid%3D21709779424Cleantech Open on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/companies/73589Cleantech Open on Twitter: www.twitter.com/cleantechopen -- @cleantechopenGlobal Entrepreneurship Week website: www.unleashingideas.orgEwing Marion Kauffman Foundation website: www.kauffman.orgThe Cleantech Open is made possible by the generous support provided by National Expansion Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; Platinum Sponsor: PG&E; Gold Sponsors: Autodesk, The Cleantech Circle, Google, Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas and Electric, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati; Silver Sponsors: Accretive Solutions and RoseRyan; and Program Sponsors: California Clean Energy Fund, Ernst and Young, and Korn/Ferry International.
The Cleantech Open is the world's largest cleantech business competition. It finds, funds, and fosters entrepreneurs with revolutionary ideas, technologies, and products that address today's most urgent energy, climate, and economic challenges. Through its one-of-a-kind annual business competition and mentorship program, the Cleantech Open has helped hundreds of clean technology startups bring their breakthrough ideas to fruition since 2006, helping alumni contestants raise over $125m and making thousands of green collar jobs possible. In addition to the original competition held in California, the 2009 Cleantech Open was expanded to include two new regions: the Rocky Mountain region, including Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming; and the Pacific Northwest, including Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Cleantech entrepreneurs will compete for a total of more than $1 million in prizes. Fueled by a network of over 400 volunteers and sponsors, the Cleantech Open unites the public and private sectors in a shared vision for making America's cleantech sector a thriving economic engine. Past alumni successes include Adura Technologies, Cool Earth Solar, Enverity, Federspiel Controls, GreenVolts, GroundSource GeoThermal, Lucid Design Group, Mission Motors, and Syncromatics. For more information, visit www.cleantechopen.com and follow @cleantechopen on Twitter.
About Global Entrepreneurship Week
With the goal to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity, Global Entrepreneurship Week will encourage youth to think big, turn their ideas into reality, and make their mark. From Nov. 16-22, 2009, millions of young people around the world will join a growing movement to generate new ideas and seek better ways of doing things. Tens of thousands of activities are being planned in dozens of countries. Global Entrepreneurship Week was founded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Make Your Mark campaign. For more information, visit www.unleashingideas.org and follow @unleashingideas on Twitter.






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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Water- Stocks.com Interview with Bill Brennan, Brennan Investment Partners LLC Discusses Investing in Global Water Equities 2009 & Beyond

Where the opportunities exist for investors, as companies provide solutions to the ever growing water crisis


Point Roberts WA, DELTA, BC –November 10, 2009 www.Water-Stocks.com, an investor and industry portal for the water sector within Investorideas.com, presents an interview with Bill Brennan, President & CIO
of Brennan Investment Partners LLC, an investment advisor that specializes in the analysis of and investment in domestic and foreign securities of the global water business

Q- Dawn Van Zant at Water-stocks.com

Bill can you give our readers some background on your history in the water sector and some insight into your firm’s focus and direction.


A- Bill Brennan
Brennan Investment Partners LLC

I started out as an engineer in the environmental area dealing with ground water quality issues and the actual construction of drinking water and waste water plants globally 20 years ago. I then went to Coopers & Lybrand where I headed up the environmental consulting arm in the Eastern US. After business school I went over to the public company side as an equity analyst with Pacific Growth Equities in San Francisco where I focused on industrial and environmental companies. My specific water focus regarding equities is directly attributed to John Dickerson at Summit Global in San Diego and the direction he has provided me since 1994. John liked the fact that I had actual experience as an engineer/consultant and public equity experience in the water space. He taught me a great deal about becoming a true value investor in the water space and has heavily influenced my value approach to investing. Over the last ten years I have managed various water products here in the States and in Europe. I presently manage the Kinetics Water Infrastructure Fund-KWINX as the portfolio manager and the sub advisor.


Q- Dawn Van Zant at Water-stocks.com

Bill, your firm issued a report, Investing in Global Water Equities 2009 & Beyond that examines the substantial opportunity in the sector. Can you give our readers a summary of the scope and size of the market potential?

A- Bill Brennan
Brennan Investment Partners LLC

The size of the market and the global opportunity is staggering. We estimate that approximately 550+ companies around the world provide numerous services and products into the water sector which is the third largest industry from an embedded capital standpoint at almost $700 Billion in spending. Besides the core water providers such as utilities and industrials, companies involved in agriculture, hydroelectric, waste management also have significant exposure to the water space since it is the backbone of their respective industries. The paper, which can be found on your site, also addresses where the opportunities exist for investors as companies in our universe provide solutions to the ever growing water crisis.


Q- Dawn Van Zant at Water-stocks.com
Can you break down the water investment sector into sub sectors for us and what sub sector presents the most opportunity in the short term and long term and what factors are driving it?


A- Bill Brennan
Brennan Investment Partners LLC

We like the water utilities since they have a monopoly as far as controlling the commodity to a large degree. With a guaranteed growth due to the public utility commission aspect of the business that reimburse for capital expenditures as we rebuild our water network in the US and build out water infrastructure in emerging countries. We also invest in various industrial aspects of the business such as pipes, membranes, water meters and desalination that have the potential for above average returns over the long run. The spending on water is especially strong in emerging markets. The growth experienced in the US in the 20th century will be mirrored in emerging markets but at a very compressed timeline-we estimate within the next ten years. Government will always have a hand in the oversight of water management and rates which in our opinion is a positive. Global governments realize GDP is completely dependent on water availability and use/reuse in order to sustain growth rates over extended periods of time. Therefore we tend to have a longer time horizon regarding our approach. We emphasize risk management with an eye on minimizing volatility in our products.


Q- Dawn Van Zant at Water-stocks.com

Its been noted that water is still a relatively small part of the overall investment in the cleantech space to date, with some of the well known names like Khosla recently making investments . Why do you think that is and what is it going to take to make water a more significant play in cleantech?


A- Bill Brennan
Brennan Investment Partners LLC

I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked this question over the last year. When we look at the Private Equity-Cleantech situation, there are several entry points starting with true venture investing and ending with the classic buyout investment. The Growth capital aspect of PE is tough in this sector because a lot of good properties have been bought by the larger water platforms-GE, Siemens, etc. The companies that are still private are private for a reason-either they cannot be effectively scaled or the owners don’t need or want a strategic investor. One of our Advisors, Dr. Rengarajan Ramesh, the former CTO of GE Water has broken the main issues into four areas that I think private equity should focus on before any investment is undertaken. The issues are as follows: 1. Existing laws not enforced. - Leading to significant increase in healthcare costs. Johns Hopkins estimates that costs of water related illness is about 12 -14% of the total US healthcare costs. This can be verified and validated by Bloomberg school of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. 2. Water problems are all local - Lack of availability, with no progress towards conservation like rainwater harvesting, storage, and water reuse. So, each community should take the responsibility both for conservation and reuse. Similarly each community should have a strategy to protect, preserve and prolong their underground assets to ensure safe, clean drinking water to their homes. If they fail to do so, they will be faced with very high costs and a failed infrastructure. Problem needs to be treated locally and on a state by state basis. 3. Price - Historically prices have been low. Now it is clear that the prices are moving up where we will move towards full cost pricing that encompasses the cost associated with treatment, conveyance and the energy to do both. The cost to treat and move water has gone up and the current price increases for water still does not reflect the true costs and only addresses the higher energy costs associated with moving the water. One way to keep prices under check is to leverage harvesting of rainwater and reuse with distributed systems. 4. Agriculture - Lack of water efficiency in agriculture and current use it or lose it water rights do not help in promoting conservation in agriculture. Subsidies / incentives need to be given to promote water efficiency along with penalties for polluters (groundwater contamination due to agricultural drainage). So the opportunity exists for investments in a combination of pre-existing technologies into a comprehensive solution set that can be provided in a turnkey fashion and for water conservation technologies at the residential, commercial, and agriculture levels.


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Read: Brennan Investment Partners LLC: Investing in Global Water Equities 2009 & Beyond
A Dynamic and Profitable Theme in Any Economy – William S. Brennan, President & CIO
Water: A Global Growth Sector

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Water Stocks Showcase Company: Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE )
Wescorp Energy Inc. is an Oil and Gas solutions provider focused on deploying its water remediation and environmental technologies that overcome tough operational challenges facing oil and gas operators today on a global basis. Wescorp's patented, highly scalable H2Omaxx microscopic aeration technology increase the recovery of oil and reduce the amount of hydrocarbons in the contaminated water to less than 0.001% or 10 ppm. Wescorp's H2Omaxx is economical and environmentally friendly eliminating the use of chemicals, filtration systems, high temperature systems and high pressure vessels.
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Monday, November 09, 2009

New Investing in Water News Feed Launched; Water Stocks News at Investorideas.com

Featured Water Stocks Showcase Company: Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE )

POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC –November 9, 2009 www.Water-Stocks.com, an investor and industry portal for the water sector within Investorideas.com, launch the new water news feed for investors industry, Water Stocks News at Investorideas.com .

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www.Water-Stocks.com, an investor portal within the InvestorIdeas.com content umbrella, offers water investors sector- close- ups, 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.

Investorideas.com and its water portal www.Water-Stocks.com will be expanding current water investing content with additional commentary and analysis from well- known industry experts.

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Featured Water Stock Showcase Company: Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE )
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Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE) is an Oil and Gas solutions provider focused on deploying its water remediation and environmental technologies that overcome tough operational challenges facing oil and gas operators today on a global basis. Virtually anywhere in the world oil is produced contaminated water is produced, this includes associated formation water in conventional oil and gas production and potable water used in unconventional oil production such as the massive Oil Sands development in Alberta Canada.
Using conventional oil/water/solids separation technology, between 0.05% - 5% (500 ppm - 50,000 ppm) residual oil content remains in the water, Wescorp's patented, proven and highly scalable H2Omaxx microscopic aeration technology addresses this crisis by being able to increase the recovery of oil and reduce the amount of hydrocarbons in the contaminated water to less than 0.001% or 10 ppm. Wescorp's H2Omaxx is extremely economical and environmentally friendly eliminating the use of chemicals, filtration systems, high temperature systems and high pressure vessels.
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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Green IPO Watch at Renewableenergystocks.com: New Wind Turbine Manufacturer GC China Turbine Corp. (OTCBB: GCHT)

Green IPO Watch at Renewableenergystocks.com: New Wind Turbine Manufacturer GC China Turbine Corp. (OTCBB: GCHT)


POINT ROBERTS, WA - November 9 2009 - www.RenewableEnergyStocks.com,
a leading investor news and research portal for the renewable energy sector within Investorideas.com,
reports wind turbine manufacturer GC China Turbine Corp. (OTCBB: GCHT) goes public in reverse merger.

GC China Turbine Corp. Announces Close of Financing and Completion of Reverse Acquisition –

Company Now Moves Ahead as a Major Wind Turbine Manufacturer


NEW YORK, NY--- November 5, 2009 - GC China Turbine Corp. (OTCBB: GCHT) is pleased to announce that pursuant to the previously announced Share Exchange Agreement the company is now the 100% owner of GC Nordic Group and has become a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art 2-bladed wind turbines based in China.

The consummation of the share exchange transaction was contingent on a minimum equity financing of US$ 8,000,000. Clarus Capital Limited acted as lead placement agent assisting notable clean energy advocates Longboard Capital Advisors LLC in their participation as lead investors together with the support of Southridge Investment Group LLC's clean energy practice and network of renewable energy Investors across the USA and Northern Europe as well as the welcome efforts of many other qualified co-investors.

The financing was over-subscribed resulting in the purchase of 6,400,000 shares of common stock. Additionally, a debt financing transaction closed with Clarus Capital Limited in the amount of US$ 1,000,000, convertible into the Company's common stock at US$ 2.00 per share. The current investment along with the previously announced US$ 10 million round provides the Company with a combined capital raise of US$ 19 million for the issuance of an aggregate total of 18,900,000 shares.

The management of GC China Turbine Corp. is very pleased by the Company's ability to readily access investment capital and is further excited by its early stage sales performance and future growth opportunities. Recent contract announcements amounting to nearly US$ 128 million in sales and plans for the rapid development of newer and significantly more powerful turbines provides a strong fundamental platform from which to capitalize on GC China's innovative technology and unique market position. With the conclusion of the share exchange transaction and financing the Company now has the ability to forge ahead with strategic plans to solidify its position as a leading manufacturer in the rapidly growing and government mandated wind power energy sector in China.

Further details regarding the Company and details of the share exchange, debt and equity financing agreements along with further information about the business, financial condition and management of GC China and related parties are filed as part of the Company's continuous public disclosure as a reporting issuer under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission's ("SEC") EDGAR database.

About Longboard Capital Advisors LLC (www.longboardcapital.net)

Longboard Capital Advisors invest in clean energy businesses. The company was created in 2006 when it became clear that one of the most effective ways to accelerate the move to cleantech and institute change would be to help capitalize cleantech companies that address global warming and security issues head on. Staying ahead of complex developments in clean technologies and markets allows Longboard Capital to provide focused investment advice to clients worldwide.

About Southridge Investment Group LLC (www.southridgellc.com)

Southridge Investment Group LLC is a full service registered broker dealer and investment banking firm authorized to do business in all 50 states. The investment banking practice focuses on the sponsorship needs of small, medium and emerging growth companies as well as the needs of both institutional and individual investors interested in that segment of the market. The firm offers a full range of corporate finance services, including underwritings, M & A, financial advisory, valuations and private placements.

About GC China Turbine Corp. (OTCBB: GCHT)

GC China is a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art 2-bladed wind turbines based in Wuhan City of Hubei Province, China. The Company holds a license to manufacture a groundbreaking technology which meets rigorous requirements for low-cost and high reliability. The technology was developed through a 10 year European research project costing over US$ 75 million. GC China's launch product is a 1.0 megawatt ("MW") utility scale turbine with designs for a 2.3MW and 3.0MW utility scale turbine in development. The Company's initial efforts have been rewarded with contracts of approximately US$ 128 million to-date.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements in this press release which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the development, costs and results of new business opportunities. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with new projects and development stage companies. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Friday, November 06, 2009

Cleantech Investors can subscribe to new water stocks RSS Newsfeed

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Monday, November 02, 2009

Investorideas.com Green Funding Directory Updated; Now Lists over 540 Global Green Funding Sources

Investorideas.com Green Funding Directory Updated; Now Lists over 540 Global Green Funding Sources


POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta B.C., November 2 2009 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a leading online global investor resource, with a primary focus on green investing, has updated the recently available Global Green Fund and Venture Capital Directory for green businesses and entrepreneurs seeking potential funding sources. The directory now lists over 540 global funding sources in the cleantech sector.

The global directory is currently available for purchase in a PDF format for $99 and is updated monthly.

Visitors can review the format and preview the directory at the Renewable Energy Funds and Venture Capital Investing page at Investor Ideas. Learn More:
http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/Companies/RenewableEnergy/Funds-and-Venture-Capital-Investing.asp

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Global Green Fund and Venture Capital Directory Sample/preview:

- Switzerland:
Aravis SA Aravis is a venture capital organization investing in highly promising life sciences and renewable energy companies. Since 1995, Aravis has invested over $600 million in more than 80 companies. Key Contact: Dr. Oliver Thalmann Tel: 41-43 4992000

Azemos Partners Azemos Partners AG is a small, independent corporate finance company focused on Switzerland's medium-sized companies. Currently manage Hornet Renewable Energy Fund 1 & 2. Key Contact: Gerard Reid Tel: 41-44 5009300

Cleantech Invest AG Cleantech Invest AG is the first investment address for companies in the Cleantech sector including renewable energy (Solar, Wind, Biogas, etc), energy efficiency, water, recycling, and environmental and climate protection. As a leading Cleantech investment corporation with an exclusive focus on the German-speaking region, we finance high-growth companies as well as those in Special Situations. Key Contact: Alexander von Hutten Tel: 41-44 783 80 41

Emerald Technology Ventures AG Launched in 2000, Emerald Technology Ventures AG, formerly SAM Private Equity manages four funds with a combined committed capital of approximately €285 million as well as two mandates all focusing on venture capital in the Cleantech sectors: energy, materials, water, and agricultural technologies. Key Contact: Gina Domanig Tel: 41-44 2696100


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The Marketplace is a meeting place created for connecting global companies in leading sectors, seeking strategic partnerships, funding, management, mergers and acquisitions, licensing or branding. The Global Green Marketplace has a growing network of green and renewable energy companies seeking funding /partners, management and a growing global network providing venture capital and equity funding with an intention to go public.

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