Harvest Power, Metabolix, Digital Lumens, and Konarka made news this week. New Jersey Governor Christie threatened to withdraw his state from RGGI, and Massachusetts cut the ribbon for its new Wind Technology Testing Center.


New England Clean Energy Council & Sponsor/Member News:

$6M More for Harvest Power | XConomy

AMCS’s McGahn to take over CEO role from retiring Yurek | Mass High Tech

EnerNOC Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results | Mass High Tech

Metabolix Prices $51.7M stock offering | Mass High Tech

Boston-based Digital Lumens chosen to light the Massachusetts Wind Technology Testing Center | LEDs Magazine

Ze-gen feedstock not classed as hazardous | The Sun Chronicle Online – Columns

QD Vision, Harvest Power, and Other Boston Startup Financings Fit Trend Across Industries | Xconomy

Konarka’s Buntaine ready to drive thin-film solar products to market | Mass High Tech


Blog Highlights:

The Benefits of Disruption – Tim Healy at the Energy Leaders Forum

A Recipe for Innovation – Patrick Cloney at the Energy Leaders Forum

Economic Benefits of RGGI Reaffirmed in NH, ME, DE – John Harper


More from New England’s clean energy cluster:

Massachusetts is Winding the Future | DOE Blog

Agrivida teaches biofuel crops to self-destruct | Green Tech – CNET News

Public-Private Clean Energy Innovation at Work: The Massachusetts Wind Technology Testing Center | Innovation Policy Blog

New Blade Test Center Already Booked For 18 Months | Offshore Wind Wire

Bryan Garcia Named President of Connecticut Clean Energy Fund

Magnolia Solar lands grant for NASA solar tech | Mass High Tech Business News

LePage urges rollback of renewable energy requirement | Maine Politics – Bangor Daily News

Green Mountain utility finds nuclear power alternative in New Hampshire | Burlington Free Press | burlingtonfreepress.com

CT State House votes to regulate siting of wind turbines | The Republican-American

Gates helps to fund MIT’s Liquid Metal Battery | Mass High Tech Business News

Mass. awards funds to tech firms for cleaner air and water | Mass High Tech Business News

Fraunhofer CSE confirms plans for South Boston site | Mass High Tech Business News

Solar power carport charges cars in Connecticut | Green Tech – CNET News



Gov. Christie announces N.J. pulling out of regional environmental initiative | NJ.com

Statement from the Participating States of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative on the Announcement from New Jersey Governor Christie (PDF)

O’Malley hits Christie for ditching cap-and-trade program | The Hill’s E2-Wire

Business Groups back Christie as he pulls state from greenhouse gas alliance | NJBIZ


Outside the cluster:

Wind Farm Opposition Group Asks Attorney General to Investigate Connecticut Clean Energy Fund | Dailypress.com

Google joins CEN as corporate member (PDF release)

Google’s Energy Strategy Revealed | AOL Energy

New Mileage Stickers Include Greenhouse Gas Data | NYTimes.com

Enviro groups oppose current version of CEDA (PDF)

White House aide: Electric vehicles could form base of bipartisan energy bill | The Hill’s E2-Wire

Experts expect gas prices to fall, but volatility possible | The Hill’s E2-Wire

White House climate aide says Obama’s ‘clean energy standard’ is alive | The Hill’s E2-Wire

Offshore Wind Transmission ‘Backbone’ Clears One Hurdle, Faces Several More | NYTimes.com

Citi, Google to invest $110 million in wind energy project | Reuters



Fighting Oil Addiction – National Resource Defense Council

Revolutionize electricity – David Brewster, EnerNOC

GE Sees Solar Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels in Five Years | Bloomberg

Five hot, rockin’ geothermal companies | Climate Progress

Offshore Wind Future Looks Bright but Challenges & Uncertainties Remain, New Report Finds | Clean Technica




30 most innovative people in Massachusetts | The Boston Globe

Introducing: The Y Combinator for Cleantech Cleantech News and Analysis | GigaOM

Has Cleantech Moved Beyond VC? Cleantech News and Analysis | GigaOM


Walter Frick

Walter is a former Communications Manager at the New England Clean Energy Council.

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