Energy Business

The Business Day In Global Warming (GE, BLDP, UTX, PX, FWLT, PBOF, OPTT, YGE, FPL, GWSO)

If you haven’t heard of the 4th Annual Energy Tech Conference, from October 3 to 4, 2007, in San Jose, California, it might be worth looking at.  There will be clean-tech, green tech, VC’s and even traditional power companies there.

Apparently, some new company is out in the alternative energy and green tech sector if you trust the name, although you are on your own because they are on the OTC PINK SHEETS.  Global Warming Solutions (PINKSHEETS:GWSO) issued a corporate update.

Florida Power & Light Co. (NYSE:FPL) today asked the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) for permission to expand power production capacity at its currently operating Turkey Point and St. Lucie nuclear power plants.

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE:YGE) entered into a new mid to long term agreement with Wacker Chemie AG of Germany.  Wacker will supply Yingli Green Energy with polysilicon from 2009 to 2011. The total amount of polysilicon supplied will allow Yingli Green Energy to produce over 80MW of PV modules over the life of the agreement.

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPTT) announced its results for the first quarter of its fiscal year ending April 30, 2008. Revenues were $556,000 compared with $305,000 in the three months ended July 31, 2006; net loss of $2.4 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2008 compared with a net loss of $1.7 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2007. Stock fell 3.2% to $13.27, still with a $135 million market cap.

PennFuture: Wind Energy Vital to Pennsylvania’s Economy, Environment and Public Health…. This is music to General Electric’s (NYSE:GE) ears as they are the top wind power turbine maker in North America. 

Northeast Advanced Vehicle Consortium signs contracts on Six New Fuel Cell Bus Projects with Federal Transit Administration:  State-of-the-Art Fuel Cell Buses to be deployed In Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York.  UTC Power, GE Research, New York Power Authority, Nuvera, Massport, CT Transit,  Ballard Power Systems, New Flyer, and others to be involved.  STOCK TICKERS: UTX, GE, BLDP.

Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) and Foster Wheeler North America Corp., a US subsidiary of Foster Wheeler Ltd. (Nasdaq: FWLT) have signed a multi-year agreement that calls for the joint pursuit of certain demonstration projects that will incorporate clean coal technologies and integrated oxy-coal combustion systems into coal-fired electric generating plants to facilitate capture and sequestration of carbon dioxide (CO2).

Pure Biofuels Corp. (OTCBB:PBOF), a leader in the South American biofuel industry, today announced the closing of a $30 million round of private financing consisting of a $10 million convertible note and a $20 million secured credit facility.

Goldman Sachs today issued its new Super Spike price band for oil saying we are in Phase 2 of the cycle.  This now lays out the possibilities for up to $135 per barrel and up to $4.50 per gallon at the pump. Remember, this isn’t a prediction these go there, it’s just a range for super-spikes in prices based upon today’s conditions.  They did give new actual targets though, and the call is for higher prices to remain.

Jon C. Ogg
September 17, 2007

As a reminder, whether you prefer the term “Global Warming” or “Climate Change” is not the issue as far as 24/7 Wall St. covers it.  Green business has become big business, and this affects many public companies today.

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