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SpaceX Successfully Reuses Rocket

KQED
By Geoff Brumfiel
March 31, 2017

The most expen­sive part of doing busi­ness in outer space is get­ting there. The pri­vate space flight com­pany SpaceX thinks it can change all that, and Thursday’s suc­cess­ful reuse of a rocket was a big test of its busi­ness model. SpaceX launched a com­mu­ni­ca­tions satel­lite from the Kennedy Space Cen­ter in Florida using a rocket stage that had already been to …
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Three Reasons Impact Investors Aren’t Sweating Trump’s Climate Policies: An Interview with Nancy Pfund

Next Billion
By JAMES MILITZER
March 29, 2017

The Trump administration’s cli­mate agenda is com­ing into alarm­ing focus – this week, the pres­i­dent signed what’s been called a “sweep­ing demo­li­tion of Obama-​​​​era poli­cies on coal min­ing, frack­ing, green­house gas emis­sions and cli­mate change.” Nancy Pfund’s impact invest­ing firm, DBL Part­ners, is heav­ily invested in environment-​​​​focused enter­prises. So with all the uncer­tainty, why is she still smil­ing? “No ques­tion, we’re in unprece­dented …
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Macquarie Capital, Advanced Microgrid Solutions and CIT Close Industry-​​First Battery Storage Project Financing

March 27, 2017

Port­fo­lio will deploy Tesla Energy’s Pow­er­pack 2 lithium-​​​​ion bat­tery sys­tem Bell­wether deal marks an impor­tant project financ­ing mile­stone for the emerg­ing battery-​​​​based energy stor­age sec­tor Mac­quarie Cap­i­tal, the cor­po­rate advi­sory, cap­i­tal mar­kets and prin­ci­pal invest­ing arm of Mac­quarie Group (“Mac­quarie”) (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY), today announced the clos­ing of the first non-​​​​recourse project financ­ing of battery-​​​​based energy stor­age sys­tems with …
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Press Releases

FBN: Farmer2Farmer 2016

December 13, 2016

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Farm­ers Busi­ness Net­work (FBNSM), the ground­break­ing inde­pen­dent farmer-​​​​to-​​​​farmer net­work, today announced the launch of major new tech­nolo­gies and ser­vices that expand the network’s agro­nomic intel­li­gence. FBN also launched its FBN
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OGE and EDF Announce Partnership for Off-​​Grid Solar in West Africa

November 15, 2016

Off Grid Elec­tric and EDF join hands in offer­ing a new off-​​​​grid solar power solu­tion for rural areas in West Africa First large-​​​​scale oper­a­tional part­ner­ship between a global energy com­pany and a lead­ing off-​​​​grid solar com­pany. Off Grid Electric’s expe­ri­ence in Tan­za­nia and EDF’s expe­ri­ence in South Africa shows that house­holds using these ser­vices have reduced emis­sions from kerosene and …
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ADVANCED MICROGRID SOLUTIONS AND OPUS ONE ANNOUNCE $16.4M NORTH AMERICAN MULTI-​​UTILITY MICROGRID PROJECT

PR NewsWire
September 20, 2016

Inter­na­tional Con­sor­tium to Pro­vide Grid Solu­tions for U.S., Canada SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Advanced Micro­grid Solu­tions (AMS) and Opus One Solu­tions (Opus One), announced today the devel­op­ment of a $16.4 mil­lion North Amer­i­can Micro­grid project at three util­i­ties in Canada and the US.  Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Tech­nol­ogy Canada (SDTC), will pro­vide $5.4 mil­lion in fund­ing to sup­port the project, designed to …
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