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The Green Minute - A collection of funding opportunities, breaking news and research! July 14th, 2010

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THE GREEN MINUTE
“Information connecting you to the green economy”

Christopher M. Kimmes
Green Business Development/CA Commercial Banking/City National Bank
(562)624-8670 chris.kimmes@cnb.com

NEWS BLAST
• Bill Gates, John Doerr: We Need $16B Per Year for Energy Innovation – (newly formed Energy Innovation Council) - http://earth2tech.com/2010/06/10/bill-gates-john-doerr-we-need-16b-per-year-for-energy-innovation/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+earth2tech+(Earth2Tech)

• President Obama calls for $5B in manufacturing tax credits - http://www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher/EndUser?Action=UserDisplayFullDocum...

• Smart Grid Spending Forecast: Almost $46B by 2015
http://www.smartgridnews.com/artman/publish/Business_Global_News/Smart-G...

• Preliminary 2Q 2010 results for clean technology venture investments in North America, Europe, China and India, totaling $2.02B across 140 companies, UP 65%!

SOLAR: $811 million in 26 deals BIOFUELS: $302 million in 13 deals SMART GRID: $256 million in 11 deals ENERGY EFFICIENCY: $147 million in 31 deals NORTH AMERICA: North American companies raised USD $1.46 billion, down 11 percent from 1Q10 but up 47 percent from 2Q09 EUROPE/ISRAEL: European and Israeli companies raised USD $476 million CHINA: Chinese companies raised USD $30 million in 5 disclosed rounds INDIA: Indian companies raised USD $59 million in 4 disclosed rounds IPO’s: There were 19 clean technology IPOs during the quarter, totaling $2.31 billion M&A: totaled an estimated 160 transactions in 2Q10, of which totals were disclosed for 45 transactions totaling $6 billion. http://www.smartgridnews.com/artman/uploads/1/Global_Clean_Technology_Ve...

• Green tech investment surges - (Despite the recession, corporate America poured a record $5.1B into green tech companies in the first half of 2010, a 325% increase from a year ago!) http://worldbbnews.com/2010/07/green-tech-investment-surges

CLEAN ENERGY INDEX http://www.cleanedge.com/ceindex

NEWS
• Baldor Electric Company stands to benefit from new Federal Energy Efficiency Standards - (EISA require efficiency standards for the majority of industrial electric motors which will be a boon for motor manufacturers) comes into effect in December 2010) http://www.altenergystocks.com/archives/2010/06/baldor.html

• New York’s Solar Bill - (create 22,000 Jobs, $20B economic output)
http://www.cleanedge.com/news/story.php?nID=6926

• Cleantech VC looks to secure $300mm – (transportation and biofuels)
https://www.fis.dowjones.com/article.aspx?aid=DJFVW00020100602e66200001&...

• Nevada Geothermal Inc. secures a $98.5mm DOE Loan Guarantee - (John Hancock Financial Services was the lender) http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2010/06/nevada-geot...

• President Obama outlined plans to ramp up the number of clean-energy jobs in the U.S. - ($2B in new conditional commitments to two solar companies.) http://www.marketwatch.com/story/obama-outlines-2-billion-in-clean-energ...

• NRG Energy, Inc., acquires a solar portfolio from US Solar on nine sites in California and Arizona. - (plays such as this create liquidity in the PPA markets!) http://www.cleanedge.com/news/story.php?nID=6944

• GE pumps $10B more into green technology R&D - (major companies are doubling up on their clean tech investments through 2015 such as LG – $18B, and SAMSUNG $21B) http://green.venturebeat.com/2010/06/24/ge-pumps-10b-more-into-green-tec...

• Wal-Mart’s ambitious plan to green its supply chain has trickled down to startup Hara. – (There are many others such as Coca Cola that are creating a cleaner path) http://cleantech.com/news/5853/wal-mart-effect

• California considers mandating energy storage – (California assembly has passed this legislation) http://www.grist.org/article/california-considers-mandating-energy-storage

RESEARCH
• Review of The American Power Act - (a breakdown of what’s inside) http://thebreakthrough.org/blog/2010/06/kerry_lieberman_competitiveness....

• A Business Plan for America's Energy Future - (Led by Microsoft's Bill Gates and GE's Jeff Immelt, the American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC) launched this week, releasing a report and a set of recommendations that could help push renewables and other clean energy technologies even further into the overall energy picture in the U.S.) http://www.americanenergyinnovation.org/full-report

• USDA Releases Biofuels Roadmap, 36 Billion Gallons by 2022 (U.S. Renewable Fuels Standards (RFS2), as set out in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA). The RFS2, implementation provisions of which are detailed in the Environmental Protection Agency’s RFS2 Final Rule (March 26, 2010 Federal Register), becomes effective on July 1, 2010.) www.usda.gov/documents/USDA_Biofuels_Report_6232010.pdf

• World Economic Update (IMF) (This is a 2x per year overview of the global economy): http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2010/01/index.htm

• Renewable Transmission Energy Project (report) http://www.westgov.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=219&...

• Transportation Fuels Project (report) http://www.westgov.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=126&...

• Provisions in Energy and Climate Legislation – (comparison chart)
Energy Efficiency http://www.pewclimate.org/federal/analysis/congress/111/table-energy-eff...
Plug-In Electric Vehicles http://www.pewclimate.org/federal/analysis/congress/111/table-plugin-ele...

FUNDING NOTICES
• U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announces $293 Million for New Transit Solutions, Economic Development Nationwide http://www.fta.dot.gov/news/news_events_11823.html

• High Speed Rail Moves Forward: Federal Railroad Administration Seeks Applications for $2.3B in High-Speed Rail Grants http://www.fra.dot.gov/Pages/press-releases/206.shtml

• Electric Cars, Alternative Fuels Get Big Push with $114.3mm
in State, Federal and Private Funds http://www.energy.ca.gov/releases/2010_releases/2010-06-24_electric_cars...

• Midsize Turbine Development Projects $6mm https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/?doc=DE-FOA-0000327&agency=DOE

• Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) $21.8mm http://www.nifa.usda.gov/fo/sbir.cfm

• Unconventional Fossil Energy Funding Opportunity Announcement $9.7mm http://www.netl.doe.gov/business/solicitations/index.html#00312

• Solid-State Lighting U.S. Manufacturing - Round 2 $15mm http://www.netl.doe.gov/business/solicitations/index.html#00334DE-FOA-00...

• Greenhouse Gas Reporting Systems & Activities That Advance Methane Recovery and Use As A Clean Energy Source - $12mm http://www.epa.gov/air/grants_funding.html

• PG&E and SunRun Create $100mm Home Solar Financing Fund - (largest residential solar financing vehicle established to date!) http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pge-corporation-and-sunrun-creat...
• The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative in the greater Los Angeles area - $20mm http://www2.goldmansachs.com/our-firm/press/press-releases/current/10000...

““My purpose is to update you on the rapid developments behind the evolution of our green economy. My goal is to assist you with “connecting the dots” between international & domestic debt/equity sources, bond financing, innovative financial structures, various tax credit models, PPA’s, ( power purchase agreements), grant, rebate and incentive based solicitations. I foresee aligning with you, not only as a new banking relationship, but rather a strategic partner with a personal goal of assisting you understand where you fit and how to navigate your way to success. Together, our ultimate goal is to build a more robust, sustainable, environmentally friendly, job creating, export driven, green economy.”
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This is some great information you have submitted. Keep up the good work. Very informative indeed.

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Agree thanks Chris, City National should be very happy to have you, amazing work in green tech.

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QUOTE [Green tech investment surges - (Despite the recession, corporate America poured a record $5.1B into green tech companies in the first half of 2010, a 325% increase from a year ago!)]

This is great news! We can see lots of potentials in the Greentech industry.

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