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). Although not part of the conferences formal structure, the themes were addressed in the presentations and panel discussions. Many participants at the conference expect a 30% decline for the year overall. Details Behind the Conference. Post-Stimulus.

World Economic Forum Report: US$515 Billion Per Year Needed in Green Investments

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Four key enablers for a shift to clean energy will be energy efficiency, smart grids, energy storage, and carbon capture and storage. Their statement suggests using some of the money available from fiscal stimulus packages to invest in activities that can provide jobs as well as create low emission options.

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The Race to Plug-In Hybrids Is On

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A powerful roster of key industry players in the rapidly evolving electric vehicle arena will come together at Infocast’s Opportunities in Grid-Connected Mobility in San Francisco, California. This event, which will take place at the Marines’ Memorial Club and Hotel, is a new high-level Conference focused on delivering a unique insight into the best investments plays, and offering a robust setting for growing relationships and making deals.

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GM: Let's Hash Out Open Plug-In Car Standards

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We noted in December that the Society of Automotive Engineers, or SAE, was working to update standards for the interface between plug-in electric cars and the grid, and planned to agree on a set within months. The auto industry is now gearing up to hash out those standards at the SAE conference in Detroit next week — and GM has a major stake in getting them out swiftly.

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

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At a renewable energy conference in February of this year Doug Berven, the director of Corporate Affairs at ethanol producer POET, shared the following capacity projections for the ethanol business: At the beginning of this year the industry had 12.1 MW of green power to the grid and enough thermal energy to all of their thermal requirements to distill the ethanol. by Bill Cooke. Farmers’ Ethanol biorefinery process. Click to enlarge.

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