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18 December 2012

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Deal News

A123 owner Wanxiang tells NewNet it will stop ‘cash burning’ at the bankrupt battery maker PREMIUM

Plans for Severn Barrage tidal project resurrected as developers seek investors

Sustainable construction materials business DIRTT receives $20m

Italian waste group Eco Eridania brings in €14m equity

IFC partners with Aldwych, Six Telecoms for 100MW African wind project

EDF wins rights to build 219MW hydro dam in Brazil

GDF sells 60% of Canadian wind portfolio to Mitsui, Fiera Axium

US, Israeli BIRD programme awards funds

Vattenfall joins Carbon Trust offshore wind programme to drive down costs

NRG, GenOn merger complete

REpower wins 105MW order in Canada

Ethical Electric raises $2.4m in seed financing

UK’s Photon Energy teams with Comfix Engineering to target Africa


Company News

Ampair sees 2012 success without government subsidies PREMIUM

Johnson Controls launches court appeal over A123 sale

UK’s Forewind to split Dogger Bank development applications to speed process

India’s Mytrah Energy sees huge profit increase

Plasco to build 150,000 tonne waste-to-energy plant

CleanWorld completes California AD plant

Goldwind to take advantage of Australia’s 2020 wind goals

SunPower to pay $19.7m to end legal troubles

Abengoa completes 100MW CSP plant


Fund News

Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital sees 75% rise in value for third fund PREMIUM

Sequoia gathers $700m for global growth fund PREMIUM

KKR raises $6bn for second pan-Asia fund

Thai early-stage firm M8VC planning $9.8m of venture, incubator deals PREMIUM


Policy News

US DOE looks to push offshore wind PREMIUM

Standard of UK residential energy assessments at ‘all-time low’ PREMIUM



Deal Leads

California investor has more cash to spend on growth opportunities

US investor eyes Asian sustainability deals

Wind developer aims to raise cash for 300MW Texan project

Asian technology businesses in focus for new venture fund

Community solar specialist initiates crowdfunding

UK cleantech start-ups to vie for innovation vouchers

GainSpan expands growth financing round to $20m


Deal Profiles

Algae technology developer to raise up to $50m for commercialisation of cleantech applications

Ukrainian developer seeks capital for the development of a hybrid power plant


Latest Analysis (PREMIUM CONTENT)

How offshore wind investments are impacting utility credit quality

The four largest wind farms in the world were completed in UK waters during 2012, with Standard & Poor’s anticipating they will make an increased contribution to the credit quality of sponsoring utilities. Here, it answers some of the key questions about how these investments are impacting its projections.


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