New report showcases innovative finance tools to electrify truck, bus fleets; TCE Toolkit

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Broader collaboration among key stakeholders and a new generation of finance solutions will be needed to electrify trucks and buses at scale by 2050, according to a report released today by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), MJ Bradley and Vivid Economics. —“Financing the Transition”.

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Report from the REFF-Wall Street; Themes in Renewable Energy Finance

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Green Car Congress attended the Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) conference (23-24 June) sponsored by Euromoney Energy Events and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE). Renewables account for approximately 10-15% of the global energy infrastructure investment and according to New Energy Finance renewables have been hit hard by the global recession with a 47% in Q1 2009 vs. Q1 2008 ($13.3 Post-Stimulus. by Bill Cooke.

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Li-ion battery maker Boston-Power announces $125M in new financing; focus on and support from China

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Additionally, through its stimulus programs and local industrial policies, the Chinese government is providing a range of grants, low-interest loans and related financial and tax incentives. This organization will build upon the current generation of Boston-Power’s lithium-ion battery technology to develop new energy storage products and solutions. Boston-Power, Inc.,

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A123Systems Raises $69 Million in New Round of Private Financing; GE Increases Ownership to More than 10%, Director of GE Global Research to Join Board

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The capital will help support the expansion of A123’s facilities in Hopkinton, MA, and Novi, MI, as well as build planned new factories in Michigan. GE Energy Financial Services and GE Capital’s Equity unit provided $15 million of the amount raised by A123 in this financing. In addition to the private capital, A123 is seeking funds under federal and state stimulus and other programs to ramp up its production capabilities in Michigan.

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Report: total investment of $8.1T in nature required over next 3 decades; tripling current investments needed by 2030

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trillion in nature is required over the next three decades to successfully tackle the climate, biodiversity, and land degradation crises, according to the State of Finance for Nature report released by the World Economic Forum, UN Environment Programme (UNEP), and the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative hosted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in collaboration with Vivid Economics. —“State of Finance for Nature”.

Superstars of AB 811 Rock Palm Desert @ EcoMotion Conference

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One thing Ann Livingston said that stuck with me was that a 15 year term loan results in half the finance cost and one quarter of the total cost for the loan compared to a 20 year term. Another person who really wowed me was Brian Gitt of Bevilacqua Knight who spoke about Federal Stimulus money available to AB 811 programs. While there Gitt oversaw the development of GreenPoint Rated (GPR) which has become the dominant residential green building rating system in California.

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California Goes To Hell In A Handbasket But Greenius Says AB 811 is Our Route To Green Heaven

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I had ventured forth from the calm, cooling breezes of my mellow beach community because the treasure map I had recently discovered showed that over $600 million was available inside that building. The treasure chest was cleverly disguised in the form of Federal stimulus money from the ARRA, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Since it provides easy financing for solar PV and energy efficiency, AB 811 fits into all this like a hand-in-glove.

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Greenius Goes All AB 811 Over Green Task Force

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Creative Greenius talks AB 811 Financing to the Green Task Force / photo (c) Debra Bushweit Galliani. SBESC's Marilyn Lyon talks about Federal Stimulus Funding / photo (c) Debra Bushweit Galliani. We also learned from Marilyn Lyon that Federal Stimulus money will be coming L.A. The County is taking the local lead in AB 811 financing and putting together a countywide program and their new solar map on line will be a huge asset.

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The Most Powerful Greenius In America

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My new solar system only needs to be 2 kilowatts now instead of 4 – which is good because solar’s still too damn expensive and the process for putting AB 811 financing in place is taking too damn long, (and that’s another Greenius post that I’m still working on). But now all of you can do the same things I did, and you’ll soon be able to get some government stimulus money to use instead of the savings you no longer have. FOLLOW ME IF YOU WANT TO LIVE.

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MassCEC Approves $5M Forgivable Loan for A123 Systems; Targeted at Expansion for Grid Storage Systems

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The company anticipates making $80 million in capital expenditures in Massachusetts to build up its manufacturing and R&D capabilities there by the end of 2014. Under the terms of the MassCEC financing, A123 will double its Massachusetts employment to more than 500 by 2014. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has approved a $5-million forgivable loan for Li-ion battery manufacturer A123 Systems contingent on its hitting job creation and private investment milestones.

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Can Electric Vehicles Speed Up As The Economy Slows Down?

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Additionally, the European Investment Bank has doubled down on its commitment to the European EV battery industry to boost green recovery, committing more than €1B to financings in 2020. billion to build over 450.000 charging stations.

Ford Starts EV Test Drives

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8 that it may spend $300 million to $500 million on factories in its home state of Michigan to build electric vehicles and batteries. Local utility RheinEnergie AG will supply vehicle-charging stations for the test, which is being financed by the German government’s economic-stimulus package, Dudenhoeffer said. Ford is starting EV trials in Germany. For more details, follow the link … Ford Plans to Start Electric-Car Tests in Germany Next Month. “Ford Motor Co.

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Honda May Develop Plug-In as Obama Alters U.S. Policy (Update2) - Bloomberg.com

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Tax Credits Instead, Obama backed tax credits of as much as $7,500 inthe stimulus package approved in February for buyers of plug-incars. The Energy Department is also preparing to award as muchas $25 billion in low-cost federal loans for production ofadvanced technology vehicles, with many of the applicationscoming from companies planning to build plug-ins or thebatteries and components needed to power them. “I In July, itopened an assembly line in Japan to build its FCX Clarity.

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Profile: Farmers Ethanol: Focusing on Sustainable Corn Ethanol Production and a Triple Bottom Line

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Financing challenges. All of this makes for a very difficult time to get financing for a new facility. At the recent International Biomass Conference and Expo in Portland Oregon, Edward Einowski, a partner in the law firm Stoel Rives and an expert on biomass project financing, provided an overview of today’s financial situation: “ There has been a tremendous push towards quality ” said Einowski. by Bill Cooke. Farmers’ Ethanol biorefinery process. Click to enlarge.

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Nissan plans to start selling electric car in Seattle next year

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If we do things the wrong way, thats going to mean building more power plants, more dirty coal plants," he said. You bet, says SETI pioneer · Grant money in jeopardy as Sims rejects cities proposal · King County deaths more AP LOCAL HEADLINES · First stimulus highway project starts in Wash. · Flu genes spell pig · British forces end combat operations in Iraq more AP: LOCAL · First stimulus highway project starts in Wash. ·

Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Department of Energys Transportation Electrification stimulus program for a federal grant that would enable a nationwide demonstration fleet with the United States Postal Service (USPS) * Potential partnership with USPS to include infrastructure support from ConEd, Duke Energy, DTE Energy and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Washington, D.C., Automotive.coms auto loan locator can help you get a lower new car finance rate.

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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People-Oriented Development Current Status of REDD Financing the Fifth Fuel Peak Phosphorus - Commence Urine Recyling on Space. The Three Prongs of the “Green&# Energy Stimulus Pa. Utilities could avoid building more dirty peaking power plants. Cleantech Blog Cleantechblog.com, the premier cleantech site for commentary on news and technology relating to clean tech, greentech, energy, climate change and carbon, and the environment.

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Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

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News | Markets | Technology | Personal Finance | Small Business | CNN.com RSS Newsletters Video Home Fortune 500 Technology Investing Management Rankings Warren Buffett takes charge Warren Buffett hasnt just seen the car of the future, hes sitting in the drivers seat. The first buyers will be fleet users, which will build central fast-charging facilities. Its been reported that BYD stands for "Build your dreams," but he says he added that as the company motto only later.

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Rapid Charging Electric Cars: How Fast, How Soon?

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Written by Josie Garthwaite 9 Comments Posted March 31st, 2009 at 5:00 am in Automotive Before unveiling the concept version of its Model S sedan, an $57,400 electric car that Tesla Motors wants to build using loans from the Department of Energy, the startup said the Model S battery would be designed to handle rapid charging. Which scheme wins may depend (in addition to financing hurdles) as much on our driving habits and patience as on advances in technology.

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