GE Reportedly in Talks to Buy France’s Alstom for $13 Billion

General Electric Co. is in talks to buy Alstom SA, the French builder of trains and power plants, people with knowledge of the matter said, in what would be GE’s biggest acquisition ever.



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Capital Dynamics Invests Over $280 Million in US Solar Energy Projects.

The Fund committed over $280 million in equity capital to 40 solar PV projects located in five US states and has already generated tax equity and related proceeds of over USD 110 million for its investors to date.


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SkyFuel’s Parabolic Trough Featured in Enel’s Hybrid Geothermal Plant.

This will be the world's first commercial plant integrating solar thermal power with geothermal.


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Demand Response: People, not New Power Plants, are Driving the Clean Energy Future.

To take full advantage of low-carbon, renewable energy sources, we need a power grid with enough flexibility to harness clean energy when it is available and abundant. That’s where demand response, a people-driven solution, comes in.


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Tesla Makes Smooth Drive Into China

I have to give my congratulations to new energy car maker Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) for creating the kind of buzz and excitement this week that only names like Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) and smartphone sensation Xiaomi have typically been able to muster. In the last 2 days, the company and its charismatic founder Elon Musk were all over the Chinese headlines



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John Feffer: Earth: Game Over?

The United Nations recently released another in its series of reports on climate change. This one tries to put a price tag on what we need to do over the next 15-20 years to stop the global mercury from rising. [Read more...]



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Environmental Groups Ask U.S. Trade Rep To Drop Complaint Over India’s Solar Policy

WASHINGTON -- A group of environmental organizations is calling on the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to drop a complaint over India's solar ...

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Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen: ‘Green News Report’ – April 22, 2014

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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: It's our 500th episode of the Green News Report ...coincidentally on Ea... [Read more...]



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Global Geothermal Market Saw Huge 2013 Growth, Says GEA

The global geothermal industry had a boom year in 2013, bringing the most capacity online since 1997. The market saw 530 megawatts (MW) commissioned, which brought total global capacity to just over 12,000 MW, holding a steady 4 to 5 percent growth rate, according to the Geothermal Energy Association’s (GEA) 2014 Annual U.S. & Global Geothermal Power Production Report. These projects are located in the U.S., Philippines, Mexico, New Zealand, Germany Kenya, Australia and Turkey.



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SunEdison Closes on 20 MW Adobe Solar Plant.

SunEdison was responsible for building the Adobe facility, and will provide asset management and 24/7 monitoring and maintenance services through its Renewable Operations Center. This project marks the fourth time that Southern Power and Turner Renewable Energy have partnered with SunEdison since June 2012.


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