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Abu Dhabi Commits US$15 Billion to Alternative Energy, Clean Technology

In the opening ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit here today, Abu Dhabi announced the most ambitious sustainability program ever launched by a government -- an initial investment of US$15 billion in projects targeting solar, wind and hydrogen power; carbon reduction and management; sustainable development; education; manufacturing; and research and development.

$23 Million for Research into Dark Matter and Green Power

Two projects, one aimed at discovering the nature of the universe and the other at creating globally superior computer systems that are highly energy efficient and environmentally friendly have received $23 million in Ontario government funding.

Solazyme Unveils Renewable Biodiesel Derived from Algae via Scalable Process

Solazyme, Inc, a synthetic biology company unleashing the power of aquatic microbes to create clean and scalable solutions for biofuel, industrial chemical, and health and wellness markets, today revealed the first ever algae-derived biodiesel fuel (Soladiesel) to have undergone road testing by successfully powering a factory-standard automobile for long distances under typical driving conditions.

University of Iowa Offers Wind Turbine Design, Wind Power Management Courses

The University of Iowa College of Engineering Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering will begin offering senior undergraduate and graduate-level courses aimed at preparing students for possible careers in the fast-growing industry of wind-generated electricity.

State's Largest Private Solar Array Goes Live on NCSU Campus

Richard Harkrader, owner of Durham-based Carolina Solar Energy, has waited three years for this day.

MIT and ABB Announce Energy Research Partnership

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of North America's leading universities, and ABB, a global leader in power and automation technology, have formed a partnership on energy research to help meet the world's need for clean electricity and energy efficiency.

GE Unit Boosts 2010 Renewable Energy Investing Target to $6 Billion

Reinforcing GE's ecomagination program, GE Energy Financial Services announced today that it has raised its 2010 renewable energy investing target by 50 percent to $6 billion, and has just topped $3 billion.

Xynergy Corporation Announces Plan to Launch Hydrogen-Powered Restaurants

Xynergy Corporation announced today its plans for launching hydrogen-powered restaurants either wholly owned or partially owned by Xynergy.

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