Clean Energy’s Falling Prices and Expanding Markets Overshadow Challenges

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Clean Energy’s Falling Prices and Expanding Markets Overshadow Challenges

By Trevor Winnie

America?s divisive election year politics have once again turned energy into a wedge issue, with gas prices, pipelines, and clean technologies becoming mere talking points. In our latest Clean Energy Trends 2012 report, we cut through partisan bickering to find that one thing is clear: the global clean-energy industry is still on the rise ? attracting investment, creating jobs, and replacing dirty energy sources at a frantic pace?

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11th annual clean energy trends report

Clean Edge released the 2012 Clean Energy Trends report last week. From tracking and forecasting the size of the global solar, wind, and biofuels markets, to detailed analysis of solar PV pricing, the public markets, and venture capital investments, this report series has become the signature report in the clean-energy economy.

Download the must-read report here.

2012 Deloitte Energy Conference

Solving the Energy Equation: Demand, Supply and Infrastructure

Who should attend: Executives, investors and regulators from energy and other industries affected by energy developments and policy

May 21-22, 2012: Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center Washington, D.C.

Start Time: May 21, 2012 – 8:00 a.m.
End Time: May 22, 2012 – 2:30 p.m.

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03/14/2012 US, EU and Japan Challenge China on Rare Earths at WTO
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03/12/2012 Mitsubishi Heavy Told to Pay GE $170 Million Over Turbines
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries must pay about $170 million to General Electric after a jury in the U.S. found the company infringed a wind-turbine patent.
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03/09/2012 ARPA-E Announces $150 Million Funding Opportunity
The Advanced Research Projects Agency ? Energy (ARPA-E) recently issued a $150 million funding opportunity open to all energy technologies.
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03/09/2012 Lego Owners Splash $500 Million on Green Power
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03/08/2012 DOE Announces $180 Million for New Initiative to Deploy US Offshore Wind
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Clean Edge News

03/07/2012 US Army Seeks Comments on RFP for $7 Billion in Renewable Energy Contracts
The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, has issued a draft Request for Proposal for $7 billion in shared capacity contracts to procure locally generated, renewable and alternative energy through power purchase agreements or other contractual equivalents.
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