The U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) bank has given XCoal Energy & Resources, a coal-exporting firm, a $90 million loan guarantee. The decision has drawn the ire of environmentalists across the country.
Enel Green Power S.p.A., the renewable energy division of Italy's largest utility, has announced that a consortium of investors led by JPMorgan Chase would invest some $340 million in two U.S. wind farms in return for a stake in the projects and voting rights.
Since January of 2007, Cogentrix Solar Services LLC, a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs, has been sitting on a series of exclusive solar applications for Nevada land which together involve as much land as all other solar applications in that state combi
When the German government announced it would phase out nuclear energy within the decade, many wondered how they would replace a source that provides one-quarter of the country's current energy demand. Would fossil fuels meet the demand? Were renewable energy technologies capable of filling the void?
I have been wary about profiling bulletin board-listed Lighting Science Group Corp. (OTC: LSCG.OB), a light-emitting diode (LED) lighting manufacturer/marketer:
- On the one hand, the company’s one-year 700 percent stock increase seems justified by its impressive 2010 revenue growth based on what the company claims are the most efficient and cheapest LED products on the market.
- On the other hand, the company’s net losses have been erratic and larger than revenues. And a bulletin board listing always saps a certain amount of confidence.
As 2010 comes to a close, solar company Vanguard Energy Partners is celebrating a record year of growth.
Headquartered in Branchburg, New Jersey Vanguard designs and integrates large-scale solar electric systems providing turn-key solutions for both the private and public sectors.
When do you know your industry has become mainstream? When the mob starts using it to launder money. By that yardstick, the renewable energy sector has finally hit the big time.
This week Italian police seized US$1.9 billion in assets allegedly illegally invested by the Mafia in renewable energy companies – the largest mob haul in history.