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Monday, February 22, 2010

RMT Creates New Capping Technology for Contaminated Sediment


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RMT Creates New Capping Technology for Contaminated Sediment


RMT is a unit of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT), an energy holding company


MADISON, Wis., Feb. 22 - RMT, Inc. (RMT), a leading energy and environment company, has developed a new technology to address the ongoing human health and environmental risks from sediment contaminated by manufactured gas plants (MGPs) - a problem that has been misunderstood and difficult to remedy in scores of water bodies.

Development of remediation technologies for sediments that release non-aqueous-phase liquid (NAPL) is in its infancy. RMT's NAPL Trapping Cap (patent pending) is designed to permanently and predictably control tar migration from sediment by redirecting tar which is released to a controlled accumulation area, where the non-aqueous phase tar is trapped while the gas is vented to the atmosphere.



"Understanding gas bubble migration from biodegrading organic material, typical of many sediments, was key to developing a solution to stop human and environmental exposure to tar," explained Gene McLinn, RMT's Senior Client Executive for MGP Programs. "Our Remediation Process Laboratories allowed us to test treatments under various conditions, diagnose the mechanisms that cause MGP tar buried in sediments to migrate into overlying water, and demonstrate that our technology would work."



RMT's NAPL Trapping Cap eliminates exposure of human and ecological receptors to tar; reduces costs by focusing the remedy on a targeted remediation area; and alleviates short- and long-term risk via permanent and predictable migration control.



RMT designed and built a full-scale application of the NAPL Trapping Cap - the first of its kind - on the Penobscot River in Maine, a site that posed extreme engineering challenges. Project construction is wrapping up in February 2010. Given the project's success, this new technique is applicable at hundreds of other sites across the country.



RMT is being honored at Environmental Business Journal's (EBJ) Environment Industry Summit on March 3, 2010, with a Technology Merit Award for Remediation for developing this new technology to manage sediment contaminated by MGPs.



About RMT
RMT creates energy and environmental solutions that balance our clients' business and sustainability goals. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, the company has over 800 employees located in offices throughout the U.S. RMT has provided construction, engineering, design, and development services for over 3,800 MW of renewable energy across the U.S. RMT is a unit of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT), an energy holding company. Visit http://www.rmtinc.com/.
 
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Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:GPRE) Up On Earnings News

Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2009 Results


Results for the Fourth Quarter of 2009

Net income of $23.1 million

Diluted earnings per share of $0.91
Results for the Full Year of 2009
Net income of $19.8 million

Diluted earnings per share of $0.79

OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 22, 2010 - Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:GPRE) announced today its financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2009. Net income attributable to Green Plains was $23.1 million, or $0.91 per diluted share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2009, compared to a net loss attributable to Green Plains of $1.8 million, or $0.08 per share, for the same period of 2008. Revenues were $436.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2009, compared to revenues of $183.2 million for the same period in 2008. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2009, revenues were $1.3 billion, with net income attributable to Green Plains of $19.8 million, or $0.79 per diluted share.

"All of our businesses performed well in the fourth quarter," said Todd Becker, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We generated significantly higher operating income during the quarter primarily due to a strong performance from our ethanol production segment. In the fourth quarter, we produced 122 million gallons of ethanol which exceeds our expected capacity. The combination of higher production volumes, a stronger margin environment, and harvest activities for agribusiness resulted in a record quarter."


"During 2009 and more recently, we have continued to see demand for ethanol increase driven by expanded mandates and positive blend margins. This combined with a record corn harvest resulted in an improved margin environment in late 2009 and early 2010. While we are pleased with these trends, our focus remains on risk management, operational excellence, safety and expanding our platform in the coming year as opportunities present themselves," commented Becker.


"I am proud of the many accomplishments our team achieved during 2009. We fortified our operating, administrative and commercial activities while at the same time demonstrated our ability to significantly grow our operating segments. Our business model has been tested through one of the most challenging environments the ethanol industry has seen and continues to prove itself. As a result, we were able to reach profitability for the full year. We believe our industry, and more importantly, our company is on solid footing for the coming years," said Becker.


EBITDA, which is defined as earnings before interest, income taxes, noncontrolling interests, depreciation and amortization, was $37.8 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2009, compared with $6.5 million for the same period in 2008. Green Plains had available liquidity of $138.7 million, including $102.3 million total cash and equivalents, and $36.4 million available under committed loan agreements (subject to satisfaction of specified lending conditions and covenants) at December 31, 2009. EBITDA for the twelve months ended December 31, 2009 was $67.7 million.
2009 Business Highlights
On October 14, 2009, Green Plains unveiled BioProcessAlgae, LLC's Phase I Grower Harvester TM pilot project. BioProcessAlgae has completed the installation of Phase I of the multi-phase pilot project and algae production has commenced at the company's Shenandoah ethanol plant.

Green Plains Trade Group LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary, entered into an agreement to provide third-party ethanol marketing services to Lincolnway Energy, LLC at the end of the third quarter. The addition of Lincolnway, located near Nevada, Iowa, increased our third-party marketing services to four plants with annual expected ethanol production totaling 360 million gallons.

On July 2, 2009, Green Plains completed the acquisition of two Nebraska ethanol plants located near Central City and Ord. The addition of these plants increased the company's expected ethanol production capacity by 45%. Green Plains acquired the ethanol plants from a lender group for $121.0 million which provided debt financing to fund the purchases.

On January 15, 2009, Green Plains Trade entered into an agreement to provide third-party ethanol marketing services to Bushmills Ethanol, Inc. of Atwater, Minnesota.

Green Plains acquired majority interest in Houston-based biofuel terminal operator Blendstar, LLC as of January 1, 2009. The transaction involved a membership interest purchase whereby Green Plains acquired 51% of Blendstar for $8.9 million. Blendstar currently operates nine blending and terminaling facilities in the south central United States.

Conference Call
On February 22, 2010, Green Plains will hold a conference call to discuss its financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2009. Green Plains' participants will include Todd Becker, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jerry Peters, Chief Financial Officer and Steve Bleyl, Executive Vice President – Ethanol Marketing. The time of the call is 11:00 a.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. CT. To participate by telephone, the domestic dial-in number is 877-868-1833 and the international dial-in number is 914-495-8604. The conference call will be webcast and accessible at www.gpreinc.com. Listeners are advised to go to the website at least 10 minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. The conference call will also be archived and available for replay through March 8, 2010.



About Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc.
Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:GPRE ) is North America's fourth largest ethanol producer, operating a total of six ethanol plants in Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska and Tennessee with annual expected operating capacity totaling approximately 480 million gallons. Green Plains also markets and distributes ethanol for four third-party ethanol producers with annual expected operating capacity totaling approximately 360 million gallons. Green Plains owns 51% of Blendstar, LLC, a biofuel terminal operator which operates nine blending or terminaling facilities with approximately 495 million gallons per year of total throughput capacity in seven states in the south central United States. Green Plains operates grain storage facilities and complementary agronomy and petroleum businesses in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota.


Safe Harbor
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Such statements are identified by the use of words such as "anticipates," "estimates," "expects," "will," "predicts," "intends," "plans," "believes," and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance. Such statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to various factors, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, outcome of events, timing and performance to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Green Plains may experience significant fluctuations in future operating results due to a number of economic conditions, including, but not limited to, competition in the ethanol and other industries in which the company competes; commodity market risks, financial market risks, counter-party risks, risks associated with changes to federal policy or regulation, and other risks detailed in the company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-KT/A and any amendments thereto for the nine-month transition period ended December 31, 2008 and in the company's subsequent filings with the SEC. Green Plains assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The cautionary statements in this report expressly qualify all of our forward-looking statements. In addition, the company is not obligated, and does not intend, to update any of its forward-looking statements at any time unless an update is required by applicable securities laws.

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Green IPO Watch at Renewableenergystocks.com Reports on Fallbrook Technologies Inc $50 Million IPO



Green IPO Watch at Renewableenergystocks.com Reports on Fallbrook Technologies Inc $50 Million IPO Filing 


End Market Applications to include Automotive Accessory Drives, Electric Vehicles, Bicycles, Small Wind Turbines


POINT ROBERTS, WA – February 22, 2010 - http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/,

a leading investor news and research portal for the renewable energy sector within http://www.investorideas.com/, reports on the recent $ 50 Million IPO filing for Fallbrook Technologies Inc. Underwriters include CIBC and Mackie Research Capital.



According to the Prospectus, Fallbrook has developed patented transmission technology, sold under the “NuVinci” brand. It is designed to improve the overall efficiency and performance of mechanical systems that require variation between the speed of a primary drive and the speed required to operate the mechanical system.


The NuVinci technology is a new type of continuously variable transmission (CVT) that can be used in a wide variety of end market applications. A CVT is a transmission that effectively has an infinite number of gear ratios within its range. Our technology is currently available in the global market for bicycle transmissions, where it has been used to replace the rear wheel gear assembly. We are also currently developing applications for a number of other target end markets, which we believe to have near term commercial potential. These include alternators, air conditioning compressors and superchargers for the automotive accessory drive market, and primary transmissions for the electric vehicle, small wind turbine and lawn care equipment markets.

End Market Applications and opportunities include Automotive Accessory Drives: $ 2.4 billion, Electric Vehicles: $ 1.2 billion, Bicycles: $ 1.1 billion, Small Wind Turbine (<100kW): $ 1.0 billion and Lawn Care Equipment: $ 65 million. According to the filing, the technology is already being used in the bicycle market and they anticipate launching products in the small wind turbine market in 2010 and each of the automotive accessory drives, electric vehicles and lawn care equipment markets in 2011.



Fallbrook Technologies Inc. February 16th S1 Filing:

http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1305927/000095012310013065/a54842orsv1.htm

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

What if a Million More Investors Invest in Green Technology and Water Technology?

What if a Million More Investors Invest in Green Technology and Water Technology?

Investor Ideas Membership Campaign for 2010; One Million Members Stronger…


POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta, B.C.–Februar18, 2010 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a global investor research portal covering leading sectors, with a primary focus on environment and water has recently launched a membership campaign for 2010 ;“One Million Members Stronger… The More we know, the More we grow- the More we Grow the More we know!”


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Sunday, February 14, 2010

New Lohas- Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability Investor Research underway at Investorideas.com

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Gaiam, Inc. (Nasdaq: GAIA) is a leading lifestyle media company, with a 72,000 door retail distribution network and over 11,000 store in stores. With dominant share of the fitness and wellness market, Gaiam is dedicated to providing solutions for the many facets of healthy, eco-conscious living. Since its founding in 1988, Gaiam has grown into a $250 million integrated brand. The company's commitment to quality, coupled with a forward-thinking approach to merchandising and distribution has allowed it to dominate the health and wellness category with celebrity talent Marisa Tomei, Valerie Bertinelli and Trudie Styler and fitness sensations Bob Greene, Rodney Yee, Mari Winsor and The Firm.


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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Climate Change in Mongolia leads to crisis - UN appeals for funding

News from the UN on Mongolia crisis


As severe winter spreads death and shortages in Mongolia, UN appeals for funds

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=33751&Cr=&Cr1=




A herder milks yaks in Must, Khovd Province, Mongolia (file)

12 February 2010 – With weeks of freezing temperatures and heavy snows leaving more than half of Mongolia’s 21 provinces in urgent need of aid, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today appealed for nearly $750,000 to face a crisis that is already seeing youngsters die and threatens scores of thousands more.

“The UN is acutely aware of the need to reach increasingly isolated populations with fuel and medicines, to get those in need out to trained medical care and to provide hygiene kits to stem the spread of disease, to ensure safe delivery and newborn care and to prevent the deepening of chronic malnutrition,” UNICEF country representative Rana Flowers said.



“This is an unfolding emergency. Of most recent and most urgent concern is evidence that babies and young children are dying because they cannot access the medical treatment from trained personnel that they need,” she added, noting that nine children had died in recent days in just one province according to the Health Ministry.



Over 22,000 children in 265 dormitories are in need of urgent aid due to insufficient food and fuel for heating and cooking, and nearly 500 other dormitories with more than 41,000 youngsters will need assistance as severe conditions spread across the vast country of some 3 million people. Some villages only have enough fuel for three or four more days.



UNICEF, which is working with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to gear up a significant and coordinated response, faces a “critical need” for an additional $400,000 for medical supplies, equipment, micronutrients and hygiene kits, and $322,000 to reach a growing number of affected communities with life-saving interventions.



The winter conditions, known as a dzud with temperatures plunging as low as -50 degrees Celsius and now hovering around -40, are likely to continue beyond April. The Government has already declared disaster status in 12 provinces with a further seven predicted to follow as further heavy snow is expected.



While Mongolians are used to cold winters, current conditions have been compounded by a severe summer drought, when little fodder was generated, killing more than 2 million livestock in a country where 35 to 40 per cent of the population rely on herding and agriculture



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Friday, February 12, 2010

Investorideas.com Top Investor Searches; Renewable Energy Stocks, Water Stocks, Natural Gas Stocks, Gold Stocks and Nanotechnology Stocks

Investorideas.com Top Investor Searches; Renewable Energy Stocks, Water Stocks, Natural Gas Stocks, Gold Stocks and Nanotechnology Stocks



Investor Ideas predicts Water Stocks, Homeland Security Stocks and Nanotechnology Stocks will be sectors to watch this year!

POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta, B.C. – February 12, 2010 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a global investor research portal announces this week’s top ten search phrases from inbound global investors. Top investor searches included renewable energy stocks, natural gas stocks, water stocks, gold stocks, coal stocks and nanotechnology stocks.



Investor Ideas collects site search data on a weekly basis and gets to see what sectors global investors are searching for. Based on recent weekly data, Investor Ideas predicts 2010 Water Stocks, Homeland Security Stocks and Nanotechnology Stocks will be some of the most interesting sectors to watch this year! Investor Ideas currently has comprehensive stock directories and content for water and Homeland Security and is in the process of updating the nanotechnology stocks directory for investors.



Investorideas.com announces two recently added water investing columns for 2010, Hydro commerce Corner-Where Water & Money Meet with Bill Brennan and BlueTech Tracker with Paul O’Callaghan.

Energy investors following natural gas stocks can also track the new Energy Investing column with Karl Miller : http://www.naturalgasstocks.com/Karl_Miller/ .



The Top 10 Investor Search List is featured on Investorideas.com home page and is updated each Wednesday for investors to review.



This week’s top 10:



1. Renewable energy stocks- Visit the Renewable Energy Stocks Directory to Research Green Stocks
2. Natural gas stocks – Visit the Natural Gas Stocks Directory to research Natural Gas Stocks
3. Water stocks Visit the Water Stocks Directory to Research Water Stocks
4. Green energy companies
5. Natural gas news
6. Coal stocks Visit the Coal Stocks Directory to Research Coal Stocks
7. Alternative energy companies
8. Gold stocks- Research gold and mining stocks with the mining stocks directory
9. Nanotechnology stocks
10. Water companies


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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Deutsche Bank and NASDAQ OMX Introduce the DB NASDAQ OMX Clean Tech Index

NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2010 – DB Climate Change Advisors (DBCCA), the climate change investment and research business of Deutsche Bank’s Asset Management business, and The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) today announced the introduction of the DB NASDAQ OMX® Clean Tech Index (DBCC). The index is an accurate, real-time representation of the global clean technology sector with exposure to clean energy, energy efficiency, transport, waste management and water companies. This is the first clean technology index co-branded by a global exchange company and a global bank.


The index is comprised of 119 companies identified by DBCCA from a global universe of ~4,000, each with at least a third of revenues derived from clean technology within investable geographies and exchanges identified by NASDAQ OMX. Of these, 106 companies have over 50% in clean tech revenues, using only demonstrated revenue from filed financial statements. Constituent companies must have market capitalization of $250 million and over $1 million average daily dollar trading volume. The index is equal-weighted to offer greater exposure to smaller-cap companies.



“Climate change has already, and we believe will continue to deliver as an attractive source of alpha - which is one of the reasons why we saw the need to provide investors with a comprehensive, global and accurate benchmark for the sector,” said Kevin Parker, Global Head of Deutsche Bank’s Asset Management division (DeAM) and a member of Deutsche Bank’s Group Executive Committee. “Through this collaboration, we are able to offer investors an index that combines the best of DBCCA’s clean tech investment expertise and thought leadership with NASDAQ OMX’s globally trusted index design and calculation services.”



“This index demonstrates the commitment of two global innovators to provide investors greater insight into companies that are driving the clean technology industry,” said NASDAQ OMX Executive Vice President John Jacobs. NASDAQ OMX looks forward to continuing to work with Deutsche Bank. Together, we offer investors a unique combination of trusted leadership, expertise and services.”



In addition to a price return index, a total return version is also calculated (DBCT).



The DB NASDAQ OMX Clean Tech Index is calculated in real-time and commenced calculation today with a value of 1,000.00. The index provides complete transparency about screening methods, selection criteria, securities, and sector mapping. For more information including a list of component companies, visit http://www.dbcca.com.



NASDAQ OMX is a global leader in creating and licensing strategy indexes and is home to the most widely watched indexes in the world. As a premier, full-service provider, the NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group is dedicated to designing powerful indexes that are in sync with a continually changing market environment. Utilizing its expanded coverage as a global company, NASDAQ OMX has approximately 1,400 diverse equity, commodity and fixed-income indexes in the U.S., Europe, and throughout the world.



NASDAQ OMX’s calculation, design, licensing and marketing support provide the tools to measure and replicate global markets. The NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group’s range of services covers the entire business process from index design to calculation and dissemination. For more information about NASDAQ OMX indexes, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.



Access to essential historical index data for NASDAQ OMX indexes can be accessed from a single source, NASDAQ OMX Global Index Watch. For additional information, please visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/indexwatch.aspx.



DB Climate Change Advisors (DBCCA) is the climate change investment and research business of Deutsche Asset Management (DeAM). DeAM is one of the leading climate change investors in the world, with approximately $6 billion under management as of September 2009. With a world-class in-house research team focusing on this theme, DBCCA is an investment industry thought-leader on a broad range of clean tech dynamics.





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NASDAQ OMX Media Contact:

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About Deutsche Asset Management

With approximately $709 billion in assets under management globally as of 30 December 2009, Deutsche Bank’s Asset Management division is one of the world's leading investment management organizations, not just in size, but in quality and breadth of investment products, performance and client service. The Asset Management division provides a broad range of investment management products across the risk/return spectrum.



About Deutsche Bank



Deutsche Bank is a leading global investment bank with a strong and profitable private clients franchise. A leader in Germany and Europe, the bank is continuously growing in North America, Asia and key emerging markets. With 77,053 employees in 72 countries, Deutsche Bank offers unparalleled financial services throughout the world. The bank competes to be the leading global provider of financial solutions for demanding clients creating exceptional value for its shareholders and people.



About NASDAQ OMX

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world’s largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with approximately 3,700 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/NASDAQ-OMX/108167527653) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).



Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The matters described herein may contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the NASDAQ OMX indexes and NASDAQ OMX Group's other products and offerings. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond NASDAQ OMX's control. These factors include, but are not limited to, factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX's annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.



The DB NASDAQ OMX Clean Tech Index (“Index”) is the exclusive property of DB Climate Change Advisors (“DBCCA”). NASDAQ OMX has contracted with Standard & Poor’s (“S&P”) to calculate and maintain the DB NASDAQ OMX Clean Tech Index. S&P shall have no liability for any errors or omissions in calculating the Index.

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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Investorideas.com Announces New Advisory Board Members; Creating a Think Tank for Energy, Cleantech, Defense,

Investorideas.com Announces New Advisory Board Members; Creating a Think Tank for Energy, Cleantech, Defense, Financial Media and Leading Investment Sectors



POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta, B.C. – February 9, 2010 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a global investor research portal announces the formation of a new advisory board consisting of some of the leading experts in energy, water, solar, defense and financial media.

Investor Ideas founder and President, Dawn Van Zant explained,” The advisory board is designed to be our in- house think tank for trends and key developments in some of the most important and followed sectors today. Creating a talent bank of leading experts, when added together is more than the sum of the parts. I am very excited to have access to the combined knowledge and expertise.”


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Monday, February 08, 2010

Investing in Water in 2010 - The Next Big Play in Cleantech

Investing in Water in 2010 - The Next Big Play in Cleantech



Marketplace update and Stock Directory update for Investors Seeking Water Companies and Water Stocks to Buy


DELTA, BC –February 8 2010 www.Water-Stocks.com, an investor and industry portal for the water sector within Investorideas.com, updates the water stocks directory of publicly traded water stocks and the Investor Ideas Marketplace for accredited investors seeking opportunities for investing in emerging water companies.

Water-Stocks.com has also recently launched two new water columns for investors following the sector; ‘Hydrocommerce Corner - Where Water & Money Meet’ with Bill Brennan and ‘BlueTech Tracker’ with Paul O'Callaghan.

Investors following publicly traded water companies can research water stocks at the water stocks directory.

The directory features publicly traded water stocks listed on the TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM and other leading global Stock Exchanges . The stock directory features water stocks including desalination companies , bottled water stocks, infrastructure, water treatment and technology as well as other sub sectors.
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Water companies can submit news and press releases online to be included in the new syndicated feed.

About us 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.



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Saturday, February 06, 2010

Energy Commentary - Why Natural Gas: Let's Just Keep Saying It Until Washington Gets the Message

Energy Commentary - Why Natural Gas: Let's Just Keep Saying It Until Washington Gets the Message


By Senior Energy Industry Executive Karl W. Miller

about stocks: CHK, DVN, EOG, APA, APC, WMB, EP, KMI, XOM, MRO, CVX, OXY, BP

As per previous release and distribution

Energy Commentary by Karl Miller

http://www.naturalgasstocks.com/Karl_Miller/
For public interest, senior energy executive and institutional investor Karl W. Miller, today issued the following statement through his advisors regarding consolidation in the U.S. Natural Gas Industry and the "JOBS" the natural gas sector has created and will continue to create.

Washington is clearly challenged on Natural Gas, not because they don't understand it, but because it does not fit in with their pre-determined Agenda. See weblink titled "Why Obama and The Democrats Can't Say "Natural Gas": http://www.naturalgasstocks.com/Karl_Miller/news/1283.asp.

As Mr. Miller has opined, you can't ignore the elephant in the room. And we have some big elephants in piling into the Natural Gas room. The major oil companies have "re-discovered" the U.S. Energy markets through natural gas and are on the acquisition trail in a big way. The key point to these acquisitions of natural gas producers by major oil companies is that while they would certainly accept any subsidies provided to the natural gas industry from Washington, they don’t need them to expand the industry.

Lets also get a few fact straight, natural gas is not in a state of permanent excess supply as Mr. Miller has had to correct many ill informed financial analyst and media on multiple occasions. See weblink titled "Why the U.S. Natural Gas Industry is NOT in a State of Permanent Excess Supply" at: http://www.investorideas.com/news/123009a.asp

The major oil companies all have sufficient capital and access to capital to fund their acquisitions, production expansion and most importantly, distribution, whether it be in fueling truck fleets or other uses. Even without any additional acquisitions, "rising tides floats all boats" doctrine is in place in the natural gas industry.

The pipeline companies such as Williams Company, El Paso and Kinder Morgan will toe the line when told to do so and basically construct whatever the oil companies and natural gas producers tell them to, as long as they sign a long term shipping contract to anchor any new expansions.

The public utilities commissions in each state will not get in the way of natural gas, as they are already very comfortable with natural gas as a fuel for the power plants across the U.S. and understand the basics, and have made it clear that they are "not going to approve outrageous rate increases" to pay for loss making wind and solar, on the back of a recession. Washington does not seem to get this message either.

California may be the exception, but when you are broke as a State like they are, Mr. Miller suspects they will backtrack as well, as there is no money to pay for their lofty and unrealistic energy goals, when they already produce 40% of their electricity from Natural Gas. One has to wonder who is driving the bus in California. See weblink titled "U.S. Renewable Energy: A Self-Inflicted Crisis in the Making": www.investorideas.com/News/062909c.asp

Also, lest we all forget, we already have a very comprehensive and established atural gas infrastructure, hundreds of natural gas power plants, most of which are fairly new. And finally, the more renewable energy assets we put on the ground, primarily wind and solar, the more natural gas power plants we need to construct to balance the intermittent and volatile energy output from these renewable assets.

Mr. Miller has opined on multiple occasions that natural gas demand is rising and going to become a much larger part of the overall U.S. Economy, will drive tremendous job growth, "far more than a boutique renewable energy industry", and is the cleanest fuel that the U.S. has access to in reasonable abundance, subject to construction of more pipeline distribution infrastructure throughout the Country.

Mr. Miller has made it crystal clear on multiple occasions to Washington that to ignore these compelling facts in the natural gas industry would not only be foolish, but financially costly to all investors, and as Washington has already seen, dangerous to each and every politicians political career if they fail to listen to the American people, starting with major housecleaning in the November 2010 elections. See weblink titled "Win, Lose or Draw in Massachusetts Senate Race, Washington Needs to Focus on America and Start Solving the Housing and Energy Policy Issues Now": http://www.naturalgasstocks.com/Karl_Miller/news/1201.asp

The American people don't want nuclear, don't want massive utility bill rate increases, and don't want to fund any additional loss making business ventures, and we certainly don't want to try and change our constitutional structure by decree of any one political party.

Balance, logic, and common sense will rule, but we may have to clean house in the November elections to get to that point.

Mr. Miller provides these words of wisdom for all sides to consider from his twenty plus years in the financial and energy industry and the trenches, "fear not the messenger, but fear who he represents". Mr. Miller represents the American people in this matter and they are pissed off to put it politely.

Disclosure: Mr. Miller is an independent and a capitalist, and is not affiliated with any political party.

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Friday, February 05, 2010

Western Wind Energy (TSX.V:WND) named as part of 2010 TSX Venture 50

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Western Wind Energy (TSX.V:WND) named as part of 2010 TSX Venture 50


VANCOUVER, Feb. 5 ( Investorideas.com) -- The TSX Venture Exchange today announced that WESTERN WIND ENERGY CORP. (TSX.V:WND) has been named as one of the TSX Venture 50, a ranking of strong performers listed on TSX Venture Exchange. TSX Venture 50 is comprised of 10 emerging companies in five industry sectors that have been identified as leaders in Canada's public venture market.

It is an honour to be named as part of this year's TSX Venture 50," said Jeffrey Ciachurski. "Our listing on the TSX Venture Exchange has provided us with the ideal environment to meet our growth goals and objectives."



The 2010 TSX Venture 50 were selected based on four equally weighted criteria that include return on investment, trading, analyst coverage and market capitalization growth in Cleantech, Diversified Industries, Mining, Oil & Gas and Technology and Life Sciences sectors.



"We are pleased to celebrate the 2010 TSX Venture 50," said John McCoach, President, TSX Venture Exchange. "These outstanding companies are proven leaders in their respective sectors and we are proud to have them listed on TSX Venture Exchange. We wish them all continued success."



About Western Wind Energy Corp.



Western Wind is a vertically integrated renewable energy electrical production company that currently owns over 500 wind turbines with 34.5 MW of rated capacity and a further 131MW of expansion power purchase agreements in the States of California and Arizona. Western Wind further owns additional development assets for both Solar and Wind Energy in California, Arizona, Ontario, Canada and a development team in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Western Wind is in the business of owning and acquiring land sites and technology for the production of electricity from wind and solar energy. Management of Western Wind Energy includes individuals involved in the operations and ownership of utility scale wind energy facilities in California since 1981.



ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS "SIGNED" Jeffrey J. Ciachurski Chief Executive Officer



Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.



Certain statements in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" under applicable securities laws, which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. Words such as "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "projects", "plans", "will", "believes", "seeks", "estimates", "should", "may", "could", and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, the Company's intended use of proceeds from the Offering. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and actual events or results may differ materially. There are many factors that could cause such actual events or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by such statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the Company's ability to profitably utilize the lands as planned and the other factors discussed in the Company's annual report and annual information contained in the Company's 20F Annual Report filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and securities regulators in Canada. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and the Company assumes no obligation to update such information to reflect later events or developments, except as required by law.



Western Wind Energy



CONTACT: WESTERN WIND ENERGY CORP., 1326 - 885 WEST GEORGIA STREET,VANCOUVER, BC, V6C 3E8, TELEPHONE: (604) 685-WIND (9463), FACSIMILE: (604)685-9441, http://www.westernwindenergy.com/


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Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. (TSX.V: NGP, OTCBB: NGLPF) named as part of 2010 TSX Venture 50

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Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. (TSX.V: NGP, OTCBB: NGLPF) named as part of 2010 TSX Venture 50



VANCOUVER, Feb 05, 2010  TSX Venture Exchange today announced that Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. (TSX.V: NGP, OTCBB: NGLPF) has been named as one of the TSX Venture 50, a ranking of strong performers listed on TSX Venture Exchange. TSX Venture 50 is comprised of 10 emerging companies in five industry sectors that have been identified as leaders in Canada's public venture market.

"It is an honour to be named as part of this year's TSX Venture 50," said Brian Fairbank, President & CEO, NGP. "Our listing on the TSX Venture Exchange has provided us with the ideal environment to meet our growth goals and objectives."



The 2010 TSX Venture 50 were selected based on four equally weighted criteria that include return on investment, trading, analyst coverage and market capitalization growth in Cleantech, Diversified Industries, Mining, Oil & Gas and Technology and Life Sciences sectors.



"We are pleased to celebrate the 2010 TSX Venture 50," said John McCoach, President, TSX Venture Exchange. "These outstanding companies are proven leaders in their respective sectors and we are proud to have them listed on TSX Venture Exchange. We wish them all continued success."



About Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.



Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. is an emerging renewable energy producer and developer focused on producing clean, efficient and sustainable geothermal electric power from high temperature geothermal resources, in the United States. NGP currently owns a 100% leasehold interest in four properties: Blue Mountain, Pumpernickel, Black Warrior, all of which are ideally situated in Nevada, and Crump Geyser, Oregon. These properties are at different levels of exploration and development. NGP estimates a potential of over 200 MW from the current leaseholds.



This Press Release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We have tried, whenever possible, to identify these forward-looking statements using words such as "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "plans," "intends," "potential" and similar expressions. These statements reflect our current belief and are based upon currently available information.



Accordingly, such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such statements. We undertake no obligation to update or advise in the event of any change, addition, or alteration to the information catered in this Press Release including such forward-looking statements.



Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.



The information contained herein is for information purposes only and is not an invitation to purchase securities listed on TSX Venture Exchange and/or Toronto Stock Exchange. TMX Group Inc. and its affiliates do not endorse or recommend any securities referenced. Neither TMX Group Inc. nor its affiliated companies represents, warrants or guarantees the accuracy or the completeness of the information. You should not rely on the information contained herein for any trading, business or financial purposes. TMX Group Inc. and its affiliates assume no liability for any errors or inaccuracies herein or any use or reliance upon this information.


SOURCE: Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Green Funding News -Green Plug Announces Series B Investment

Green Plug Announces Series B Investment

In Its Environmentally-Friendly DC Power Technology



Investment Bolsters Emerging Consumer Electronics Standard,

Will Hasten Market Adoption of Digital Power Protocol

SAN RAMON, CALIF. (February 3, 2010) – Green Plug (www.greenplug.us), the first developer of digital technology enabling collaboration between electronic devices and their power sources, today announced that it has closed a Series B investment led by Herald Investments UK, Killik & Co. and Peninsula Venture Partners. While the amount of the investment was not disclosed, the Series B pre-money valuation is higher than the company’s Series A round, announced in January 2008.

Green Plug will apply the investment proceeds to effectively deliver its solution and expand customer engagements for its Greentalk™ digital power protocol and Greenwire™ multi-function physical layer technologies.

The funding announcement comes on the heels of a recently announced agreement with Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE:IMG - www.imgtec.com), which will help to deliver both a zero increase in bill-of-materials costs and dramatically reduce time-to-market for Green Plug-enabled devices. Imagination, a leading provider of System-on-Chip (SoC) intellectual property (IP), is a strategic partner and shareholder, which has entered into a partnership with Green Plug that will enable it to use the market-leading real-time processing capabilities of Imagination's META™ processor for the next generation of Green Plug Power Processor TM technology for power supplies. Imagination will additionally be offering a soft IP core, allowing semiconductor and OEM companies to easily implement Green Plug client functionality for integration in future consumer electronics SoCs and devices.

PURE (www.pure.com), a world leader in digital radio and a division of Imagination Technologies, has also announced plans to enable Green Plug functionality in select radio products and is poised to introduce a smart power adapter accessory.

“With this new investment round, look for Green Plug to become native within power management and other controller chips, making it even easier for consumer electronics vendors to turn-on Greentalk in their products,” said Frank Paniagua, Jr., Green Plug CEO. “Our smart power protocol is exactly what CE products need to be completely efficient while addressing the e-waste crisis.

“We’re more committed than ever to fixing the ‘broken power model,’” Paniagua said. “More than two billion external power supplies were designed, manufactured and shipped last year alone, and that’s simply unacceptable – that’s waste the planet can’t afford, and that our solution helps to eliminate.”

The initial step in transforming from dumb power adapters into smart power solutions is to enable electronic products to communicate over the power connector. While thousands of consumers have voiced their preference for more convenient, reusable power adapters on www.iwantmygreenplug.com, the perception that doing so would entail added cost in what was a difficult year for CE product vendors proved an impediment to rapid adoption. Now, with the simpler “enablement” process that the Green Plug/Imagination partnership makes possible for many products, this impediment has been removed.

Using the new technology, any device can communicate with Green Plug-enabled power supplies directly over the power cable or through wireless transmission to the device, in many cases without adding any extra components. Consumers will have the option of using the free, vendor-provided power adapter or of purchasing a power accessory that will work with all Green Plug-enabled CE products and can be configured to simultaneously power 2, 4, 8 or more products, each with unique power requirements.

Green Plug is the first green technology company to apply two-way digital communication to convert power from a universal power source to a device’s specific power requirements. The Greentalk power protocol enables devices to collaborate with power supplies to dynamically monitor and control them, minimizing power consumption under different operating conditions. Highly efficient, stylish DC power hubs enabled with Green Plug’s Green Power Processor (GPP) chip are able to simultaneously power multiple devices, each with its own specific voltage and power requirements. Green Plug technology also minimizes solid waste by allowing consumers to keep these smart power adapters and battery chargers for use with future devices long after their current devices have become obsolete.

Armando Castro, Partner at Reed Smith, leads the company’s counsel.



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Green Plug is the first developer of digital technology enabling collaboration between electronic devices and their power sources. The company’s innovative green power components allow manufacturers to standardize on one universal power connector, exceed all current US and European governmental efficiency regulations, and eliminate environmental waste. Consumer electronics, residential and commercial builders, power tools and power supply manufacturers license Green Plug’s embeddable power supply technology to provide universal and safe connections, promote environmentally friendly reuse, make their products more affordable, and generate customer loyalty. Green Plug, headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., is privately held.

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Green IPO Watch at Renewableenergystocks.com Reports on Tesla Motors $100 Million IPO

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Green IPO Watch at Renewableenergystocks.com Reports on Tesla Motors $100 Million IPO

Electric Car Maker Files S1 Registration


POINT ROBERTS, WA – February 1, 2010 - www.RenewableEnergyStocks.com,
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reports Tesla Motors, Inc has filed an S1 Registration on January 29th with the SEC for a $100 Million IPO.

Underwriters include Goldman, Sachs & Co., Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank Securities.

Tesla Motors, based in Palo Alto, California, designs, manufactures and sells high-performance fully electric vehicles and advanced electric vehicle powertrain components.

According to the filing , the company as of December 31, 2009 had sold 937 Tesla Roadsters to customers in 18 countries.

The company reports in the filing,” The Tesla Roadster, our first vehicle, showcases our technology and illustrates our leadership in electric vehicle innovation. Introduced in 2008, the Tesla Roadster can accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds, but produces zero tailpipe emissions. The Tesla Roadster has a battery pack capable of storing approximately 53 kilowatt-hours of usable energy, almost double the energy of any other commercially available electric vehicle battery pack. The Tesla Roadster has a range of 236 miles on a single charge, as determined by an independent third party using the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s, or EPA’s, combined two-cycle city/highway test. Recently, the EPA announced its intention to develop and establish new energy efficiency testing methodologies for electric vehicles, which we believe could result in a significant decrease to the advertised ranges of all electric vehicles, including ours. The Tesla Roadster reportedly set a new world distance record of 313 miles for a production electric car in a rally across Australia as part of the 2009 Global Green Challenge. To date, our customers have driven their Tesla Roadsters an estimated 3.0 million miles.”

More from the filing:
Automotive Sales

“To date, most of our revenues have been generated through sales in the United States. We had no revenues from sales outside of the United States prior to the third quarter of 2009 and revenue from sales outside of the United States represented 14% of our total revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2009. Our international sales commenced with the launch of the Tesla Roadster in Europe in July 2009.

Automotive sales during the nine months ended September 30, 2008 in the amount of $0.6 million were derived primarily from the sale of ZEV credits. ZEV credit sales increased from $0.5 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2008 to $7.6 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2009. Although we did not recognize revenue from the sale of Tesla Roadsters during the nine months ended September 30, 2008, we generated ZEV credits from the delivery of vehicles during such period which we sold to a third party automobile manufacturer. As sales of the Tesla Roadster increased during the nine month period ended September 30, 2009, sales of ZEV credits also increased.

Substantially all of the increase in automotive sales to $93.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2009 was due to sales of the Tesla Roadster. During the nine month period ended September 30, 2009, we recognized revenue related to the sale of 706 Tesla Roadsters. A significant portion of the revenue recognized during this period came from fulfilling reservations placed prior to 2009.”

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Secretary Chu Announces Closing of $1.4 Billion Loan to Nissan -to build advanced electric automobiles and an advanced battery manufacturing facility

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Secretary Chu Announces Closing of $1.4 Billion Loan to Nissan -to build advanced electric automobiles and an advanced battery manufacturing facility

Project expected to provide up to 1,300 Jobs in Tennessee


Washington D.C. --- U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced today that the Department of Energy has closed its $1.4 billion loan agreement with Nissan North America, Inc. to retool their Smyrna, Tennessee factory to build advanced electric automobiles and an advanced battery manufacturing facility. The two projects are expected to create up to 1,300 American jobs and conserve up to 65.4 million gallons of gasoline per year – an amount equal to six times the oil spilled by the Exxon Valdez in 1989.

“This is an investment in our clean energy future. It will bring the United States closer to reducing our dependence on foreign oil and help lower carbon pollution,” said Secretary Chu. “We are committed to making strides to revitalize the American auto industry and supporting the development of clean energy vehicles.”
Nissan plans to use the proceeds from the loan to produce its all-electric vehicle, the LEAF, at its existing Smyrna, Tennessee plant. Nissan will offer electric vehicles to fleet and retail customers, and plans to ramp up production capacity in Smyrna up to 150,000 vehicles annually.
Nissan is pursuing a global strategy of transitioning to electric vehicles. Building a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Smyrna, to produce 200,000 battery packs annually, is a significant part of that strategy. Nissan is also laying the groundwork in developing an infrastructure in the US to support electric vehicles. The company has formed partnerships with states, counties, municipalities, and electric utilities to prepare markets for the introduction of electric vehicles including the installation of charging stations.
Today’s announcement marks the third loan arrangement agreement signed by DOE with an advanced technology vehicle manufacturer. In September 2009, DOE signed its first loan agreement for $5.9 billion to Ford Motor Company. Last week, DOE also signed a $465 million loan agreement with Tesla Motors, which will be used to build manufacturing facilities in California for electric power-trains and Tesla's Model S electric sedan. The Department has also signed a conditional commitment with Fisker Automotive to build plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Tenneco, Inc. became the first advanced technology component manufacturer to obtain a conditional commitment from DOE in October of last year.
The Department was provided $7.5 billion for credit subsidy costs by Congress to cover up to $25 billion in direct loans to companies making cars and components in US factories that increase fuel economy at least 25 percent above 2005 fuel economy levels.
The agreement was negotiated and signed through the Department’s Loan Programs Office, which supports the development of innovative, advanced vehicle technologies to create thousands of clean energy jobs while helping reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil.
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