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Cleantech ticker: 10 March 2009

tickerCleantech news as it happens — check back for regular updates:

  • The US Environmental Protection Agency today proposed the nation’s first reporting system for greenhouse gas emissions;
  • The global market for hybrid vehicles will grow slightly this year but will more than double by 2013 as the economy recovers, according to a new study by NextGen Research;
  • National Wind LLC and Norfolk Wind Energy today announced plans to develop a 40-megawatt community wind project in Minnesota;
  • Under even the best-case scenario, climate-induced sea level increases will affect one in 10 people by 2100, according to research presented today in Copenhagen;
  • Chevron, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble and  Wal-Mart are among the companies listed on Standard & Poor’s new S&P US Carbon Efficient Index;
  • Swedish officials today said they expect to increase taxes on fuel and vehicles to reduce the nation’s carbon dioxide emissions;
  • PlanetTran, a Boston-based hybrid-vehicle livery service, recently completed its first round of financing, Triple Pundit reports;
  • Florida-based New Generation Biofuels has closed on a $1.5 million (US) private placement of company stocks and warrants;
  • A newly formed organisation — the North American Camelina Trade Association — will focus on research and development in the area of camelina seed-based biofuels;
  • Israeli firm Galten Global Alternative Energy has begun planting jatropha in Ghana, with plans to begin producing 15,000 tonnes of jatropha-based biofuel a year within three years.

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