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India Renewable Credit Demand Rises for Fourth Straight Month - Businessweek

...... unable to get enough locally must purchase credits from clean-power plants. In this month's session, wind, hydropower and biomass credits traded at their floor price of 1,500 rupees ($24). Solar credits, which trade separately, also cleared at their minimum of 9,300 rupees. Each credit represents 1 megawatt-hour of electricity fed into the grid. To contact the reporter on this story: ......

(217 words by businessweek.com)
(12/27/2013)

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LDK Proposes Two Options to Refinace $280 Million in Debt - Bloomberg

...... LDK Solar (LDK) Co., the second-biggest maker of solar wafers, proposed two ways to restructure obligations on about 1.7 billion yuan ($280 million) of 10 percent notes due in 2014. The Chinese manufacturer that hasn't made full payments on some of its debt offered to either pay off holders of the 10 percent notes 20 cents for each $1 of principle or exchange the notes for stock, according ......

(341 words by bloomberg.com)
(12/27/2013)
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Rajoy Sets Power Price as Utilities Dare Spain to Show Abuse - Bloomberg

...... charging consumers the highest prices in mainland Europe. Montes says the 9 billion-euro annual cost of subsidizing Spain's renewable energy plants should be stripped out of power bills. Solar energy groups counter that nuclear and hydroelectric plants that have amortized their investment shouldn't receive the same rate as new facilities that face higher costs. To contact the reporter ......

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(12/27/2013)
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Samsung, Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond: Intellectual Property - Bloomberg

...... "Ganesha's Dream" hot pants and bell bottoms were offensive and should be withdrawn. According to Amazon.com's website, the pants are made by Teeki Inc. from recycled plastic through the use of solar energy. Vernon, California-based Teeki says on its website that the pants are manufactured in California. The company also features images drawn from tarot cards, outer space, "deer medicine" and ......

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LDK Leads Solar Rally as Baidu Extends Slump: China Overnight - Businessweek

...... LDK Solar Co. (LDK:US) led a rally in Chinese solar manufacturers in New York on prospects demand will increase in 2014. Baidu Inc. fell to the lowest in three weeks. LDK, the second-biggest maker of solar wafers, jumped to a two-week high while Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. rose the most in a week. Baidu declined for a third day after the Japanese government warned of security leaks ......

(607 words by businessweek.com)
(12/26/2013)

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China Stock-Index Futures Rise as Money-Market Rates Decline - Bloomberg

...... the resumption of new share offerings next month. It trades at 8 times projected profit for the next 12 months, the cheapest since July 31, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. LDK Solar Co. (LDK) led a rally in Chinese solar manufacturers in New York yesterday on prospects demand will increase in 2014. Baidu (BIDU) Inc. fell to the lowest in three weeks. LDK, the second-biggest ......

(435 words by bloomberg.com)
(12/26/2013)
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ADB's Nakao Confident Asia to Weather Impact of Fed's Tapering - Bloomberg

...... climate change to managing urbanization. He said the ADB is working "at a very high level" with Chinese officials to support their new five-year plan, in fields from water management and solar energy to reforming the fiscal relationship between China's regions and its central government. To contact the reporters on this story: James Mayger in Tokyo at ; Sharon Chen in Singapore at ......

(406 words by bloomberg.com)
(12/26/2013)
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Utilities Feeling Rooftop Solar Heat Start Fighting Back: Energy - Businessweek

...... If you wonder why America's utilities are rattled by the explosive growth in rooftop solar - - and are pushing back -- William Walker has a story for you. A flip-flop wearing Walker stands in his driveway pointing to a ubiquitous neighborhood feature - solar panels on the roofs of five of six houses nearby. He lives in Ewa Beach, a development on the sultry leeward coast of the Hawaiian ......

(3238 words by businessweek.com)
(12/25/2013)

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Sharp Plans to Sell Recurrent Energy for 20 Bln Yen, Kyodo Says - Bloomberg

...... without saying where it got the information. Sharp spokeswoman Miyuki Nakayama couldn't immediately comment on the report. Osaka-based Sharp completed the acquisition of Recurrent, a solar project developer in San Francisco, for $305 million in 2010. Earlier this month, Sharp said it will stop producing solar panels at its plant in Wales by the end of February because its output is ......

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DBJ, Other Banks to Lend 19.5 Billion Yen for Sojitz Solar Plant - Bloomberg

...... Development Bank of Japan Inc. and six other Japanese banks will provide a 19.5 billion yen ($187 million) loan for a solar power plant developed by Sojitz Corp. (2768) DBJ and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. serve as arrangers of the loan for the 71-megawatt plant in the northern prefecture of Aomori, DBJ said in a statement today. Other banks in the group include Aomori Bank (8342) ......

(114 words by bloomberg.com)
(12/24/2013)
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Tata Power Wins Approval to Postpone Solar Target Until 2016 - Businessweek

...... Tata Power Co. (TPWR) won approval from an Indian state electricity regulator to postpone fulfillment of annual solar-power procurement targets by as many as five years to 2016. The utility unit of India's biggest industrial group has been unable since 2010 to source enough solar power to meet government renewable mandates because of a shortage of sun-based generation in the country, the ......

(217 words by businessweek.com)
(12/23/2013)

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Utilities Mimic Cable With Monthly Fee to Preserve Grid - Bloomberg

...... homes and businesses to power-delivery networks has appeared in several U.S. markets where utilities see a threat from customers who are buying less energy and making their own with private solar panels. Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) and American Electric Power Co. are among utility giants forced to reexamine their century-old monopoly business playbook. They're studying industries such as ......

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(12/23/2013)
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Japan May Lower Solar Tariff by 11% Following Decline in Costs - Businessweek

...... Japan may reduce its tariff for purchases of solar power by 11 percent amid falling costs to set up generation systems, Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimated. Above-market rate for solar could fall to 32 yen (31 cents) per kilowatt hour for fiscal 2014 from the current rate of 36 yen per kilowatt hour for 20 years, the London-based researcher said in a report yesterday. Both rates are ......

(228 words by businessweek.com)
(12/20/2013)

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Goldpoly to Buy Stakes in Four Inner Mongolia Solar Power Plants - Businessweek

...... Goldpoly New Energy Holdings Ltd. (686), a Hong Kong-based solar power project developer, agreed to buy stakes in four projects in Inner Mongolia with a combined capacity of 195 megawatts for 304.6 million yuan ($50.2 million). Goldpoly will acquire the stakes from Forty-Eighth Research Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Corp. and Guodian Inner Mongolia New Energy Investment Ltd. ......

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(12/20/2013)

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IFC May Provide Loan for NSL's 40-Megawatt Wind Farm in India - Businessweek

...... Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. NSL, which is also backed by private equity fund FE Clean Energy Group Inc., has 185 megawatts of operating wind, biomass, hydropower and solar capacity in India, according to the proposal. To contact the reporter on this story: Natalie Obiko Pearson in Mumbai at npearson7@bloomberg.net To contact the editor responsible for this story: ......

(149 words by businessweek.com)
(12/20/2013)

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Podesta's Push for Executive Power Raises Stakes on Obama Agenda - Bloomberg

...... and wield the executive powers of his office. Less than two weeks after the returns came in, Podesta had compiled 47 pages of proposals for unilateral action on issues from immigration to solar energy. President Barack Obama's ability to "accomplish important change through these powers should not be underestimated," he wrote. Now, Podesta's appointment as counselor to Obama adds a ......

(1288 words by bloomberg.com)
(12/20/2013)
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Welspun Completes 8-Megawatt Solar Plant in Karnataka - Bloomberg

...... Welspun Energy Ltd., India's biggest developer of solar photo-voltaic projects, completed an 8-megawatt plant in southern Karnataka state. The plant in Chitradurga will supply state-run utility Mangalore Electric Supply Co. and will generate 12,000 megawatt-hours of electricity annually, enough to power 33,600 households, Welspun said in an e-mailed statement. The New Delhi-based ......

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Trina to Supply 25 Megawatts of Panels for Project in Thailand - Businessweek

...... Trina Solar Ltd. (TSL:US) , China's second-largest panel maker, agreed to supply 25 megawatts of modules for a project in Thailand. Deliveries for the third phase of the 75-megawatt Bangchak Solar Energy Project will begin this month, Changzhou, China-based Trina said today in a statement. Terms weren't disclosed. Thailand is seeking to produce 1 gigawatt of solar power by next year and 2 ......

(140 words by businessweek.com)
(12/19/2013)

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Drax Prioritized Over Eggborough for U.K. Government Aid (1) - Businessweek

...... how that program will work. The government said it's "minded" to make more established low-carbon technologies compete against each other for contracts. Those are: onshore wind, hydro power, solar photovoltaic panels, energy-from-waste and landfill and sewage gas. Less mature ones including offshore wind, biomass conversion and geothermal would be ring-fenced to begin with. A final decision ......

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(12/19/2013)

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TOP Oil Market News: WTI Trades Near One-Week High After Fed Cut - Businessweek

...... Russia's 33%-Off Deal for Ukraine Has UBS Cutting Gazprom Call OAO Gazprom is shaping up as one of the losers from Russia's bailout of neighboring Ukraine. ABB Basks in $1 Billion Bet on Solar That Saw Siemens Burned (1) ABB Ltd., the world's largest builder of power grids, said growth in the solar industry will become steadier as falling installation costs and the need to conserve oil ......

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Solar Pioneer Says Fukushima Can Make Japan Clean Energy Hotbed - Bloomberg

...... Photographer: Yuzuru Yoshikawa/Bloomberg Yukinori Kuwano, former president of Sanyo Electric Co., poses near solar panels at the Kuwano Solar Power Plant in... Read More Yukinori Kuwano, former president of Sanyo Electric Co., poses near solar panels at the Kuwano Solar Power Plant in his house in Katano, Osaka, Japan. Close Photographer: Yuzuru Yoshikawa/Bloomberg Yukinori Kuwano, ......

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(12/19/2013)
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10 Sustainable Business Stories Too Important to Miss - Bloomberg

...... three of the world's biggest economies the U.S., Germany, and Walmart add lots more renewable energy. In October, 99% of the new energy added to the grid in the U.S. came from renewables (solar alone was 72%). Germany keeps breaking its own records, with wind and solar providing 59% of the country's energy one sunny day in October. And America's wind power has quadrupled over the last 5 ......

(2044 words by bloomberg.com)
(12/19/2013)
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Berkshire's MidAmerican Names Caudill NV Energy President - Bloomberg

...... Hathaway Inc., said its purchase of NV Energy Inc. (NVE) won regulatory approval and named Paul Caudill as president of the Nevada utility. Caudill, who had been president of MidAmerican Solar, will work with NV Energy Chief Executive Officer Michael Yackira, who plans to retire in June from the Las Vegas-based provider of electricity and natural gas, the companies said today in a ......

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NV Energy CEO Yackira to Get $24 Million Next Year - Bloomberg

...... Stillwell, a NV Energy spokesman, said today. MidAmerican, owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A), announced today that Paul Caudill, 59, formerly president of MidAmerican Solar, will take over as president of NV Energy when Yackira retires in June. Yackira joined NV Energy in 2003 and had been chief financial officer, chief operating officer and president before being ......

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U.K. 3rd-Quarter Low-Carbon Energy Provided Record 37% of Power - Bloomberg

...... in the third quarter, up from 33.9 percent in the same period a year ago, the Department of Energy and Climate Change said today in a statement on its website. Renewables including wind, solar and hydro increased their share of power generation to 13.2 percent from 11.7 percent a year earlier, according to the department. To contact the reporter on this story: Alex Morales in London at ......

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Tokyo Electron Forecasts Annual Loss on Solar Unit Writedown - Businessweek

...... Tokyo Electron Ltd. (8035), the chipmaking-equipment supplier that agreed to be bought by Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT:US) , forecast a full-year loss after writing down the value of its solar unit. The net loss will be 22 billion yen ($214 million) in the year ending March 31, 2014, the Tokyo-based company said in a statement today. That compares with an Oct. 29 forecast for net income of 23 ......

(197 words by businessweek.com)
(12/18/2013)

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ABB Basks in $1 Billion Bet on Solar That Saw Siemens Get Burned - Businessweek

...... ABB Ltd. (ABBN), the world's largest builder of power grids, said growth in the solar industry will become steadier as falling installation costs and the need to conserve oil help replace the fading subsidies that kickstarted the market in Europe. "We are not in this business because we believe it's subsidy-driven," said Maxine Ghavi (OERL), the head of ABB's solar initiative. "The market is ......

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Turquoise Fund Invests in U.K. Energy Efficiency and Solar - Businessweek

...... A fund managed by Turquoise International Ltd. invested 1.7 million pounds ($2.8 million) in three U.K. companies in the energy efficiency and solar industries. The Low Carbon Innovation Fund, backed by the European Regional Development Fund, invested 750,000 pounds in Push Energy Ltd. to develop large-scale ground mounted solar farms, London-based Turquoise said today in an e-mailed ......

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(12/18/2013)

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China WindPower Sells Huadian 9.9% Stake for HK$378.4 Million - Businessweek

...... in a filing yesterday. The acquisition would make Huadian the company's third-largest shareholder, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. China WindPower will use the proceeds for wind and solar projects and will cooperate with Huadian on projects. The company operates 29 wind and solar power projects with a combined capacity of more than 1.3 gigawatts, according to a September report. The ......

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First Solar to Supply 48 Megawatts of Thin-Film Panels in France - Bloomberg

...... First Solar Inc. (FSLR), the largest U.S. solar-panel manufacturer, agreed to supply 48 megawatts of thin-film panels to Photosol Group for four projects in France. Paris-based Photosol is developing and will own the plants in France's Auvergne and Midi-Pyrenees regions, First Solar said today in a statement. Jayme da Costa Group will design and build them. With these plants, Tempe, ......

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