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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Be ready for Investing in 2009 with Investor Ideas Water Stocks Directory, Renewable Energy Stocks Directory and Biotech Stocks Directory

Be ready for Investing in 2009 with Investor Ideas Water Stocks Directory, Renewable Energy Stocks Directory and Biotech Stocks Directory

POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta B.C., December 24, 2008 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, one of the first online investor resources providing in-depth information on renewable energy, greentech and water, provides independent investors access to research tools for making investment decisions moving into 2009 with a new Obama administration. Investor Ideas has just added the updated Biotech Stocks Directory to the growing list of tools and resources for members.

With Obama’s mandate for renewable energy and infrastructure spending and job creation, investors researching the sectors can use the stock directories and resources at Investorideas.com to make their investment decisions.

Investors in Biotech are also anticipating an upbeat year in the sector in 2009.

Investorideas.com has upgraded memberships to include access to restricted content at the Water Stocks Directory, Renewable Energy Stocks Directory and the most recent addition; the Biotech Stocks Directory.

Investor Ideas research tools empower independent investors to facilitate their own research. The
Stock directories are also a useful tool for brokers, institutions and funds in the relative sectors.

The water stocks directory is part of the content at the Water-stocks.com portal at Investorideas.com that also features the Investing in Water Podcast.
Water stocks directory: http://www.investorideas.com/Water-Stocks/Stock_List.asp

The complete renewable energy stocks directory is now members only access page.
The directory features stocks listed on the TSX, OTC, NASDAQ, NYSE, AMEX, ASX, AIM markets and other leading exchanges. The directory includes info and links on Alternative Energy Funds, Biogas and Ethanol Stocks, Energy Efficiency Stocks, Flywheel Stocks, Fuel Cell Stocks, Geothermal Stocks, Hydrogen Production, Micro Turbine Stocks, Solar Stocks, Green Transportation, Wind Power and Wind Energy Stocks and recently added Green Infrastructure Stocks.

Renewableenergystocks.com is one of several green investor portals within Investorideas.com and provides investors with stock news, exclusive articles and financial columnists, audio interviews, investor conferences and a directory of stocks within the renewable energy sector.

Subscribe to the Renewable Energy and GreenTech Business and Stock News RSS Feed:
http://www.investorideas.com/RSS/feeds/RES.xml

“The Insiders Corner “http://www.investorideas.com/insiderscorner/ By Michael Brush is also an Investorideas.com members only feature. Michael Brush writes a weekly market column for MSN Money. Mr. Brush has also covered business and investing for the New York Times, Money magazine and the Economist Group.

Become an Investorideas.com Member
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About InvestorIdeas.com:
"One of the first online investor resources providing in-depth information on renewable energy, greentech and water sectors." InvestorIdeas.com is a leading global investor and industry research resource portal specialized in sector investing covering over thirty industry sectors and global markets including China, India, Middle East and Australia.

Disclaimer: Our sites do not make recommendations. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions and online advertising. www.InvestorIdeas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp

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Monday, December 22, 2008

DOE Awards Sixteen Contracts for up to $80 Billion in Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Water Conservation Projects at Federal Facilities

DOE Awards Sixteen Contracts for up to $80 Billion in Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Water Conservation Projects at Federal Facilities

WASHINGTON - Dec 18 2008 Today the Department of Energy (DOE) announced the award of 16 new Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) that could result in up to $80 billion in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation projects at federally-owned buildings and facilities. ESPCs help to meet the federal government’s energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable energy goals. The federal government is the largest single user of energy in the United States and these awards demonstrate a commitment to sound government stewardship by recognizing efforts to save energy, reduce federal energy costs, cut greenhouse gas emissions, bring more cutting-edge technologies to use, strengthen national security, and create a stronger economy.

“This set of awards will ensure that federal agencies have access to powerful tools for alternative financing at a scale that is needed to meet our challenge of reducing energy intensity, increasing the use of renewable energy, and decreasing water consumption.” U.S. DOE Secretary Samuel W. Bodman said.

In August 2007, Secretary Bodman launched the Transformational Energy Action Management (TEAM) Initiative, a Department-wide effort aimed at reducing energy intensity across the nationwide DOE complex by 30 percent. The TEAM Initiative aims to meet or exceed the aggressive goals for increasing energy efficiency throughout the federal government already laid out by President Bush through Executive Order 13423, which directed federal agencies to: reduce energy intensity and greenhouse gas emissions; substantially increase use and efficiency of renewable energy technologies; adopt sustainable design practices; and reduce petroleum use in federal fleets.

The new contracts were awarded to the following Energy Service Companies (ESCOs):

Ameresco, Inc. (Framingham, Mass.); Chevron Energy Solutions (Eagan, Minn.); Clark Realty Builders (Arlington, Va.); Consolidated Edison Solutions, Inc. (White Plains, N.Y.); Constellation Energy Projects & Services Group, Inc. (Baltimore, Md.); FPL Energy Service, Inc. (North Palm Beach, Fla.); Honeywell International, Inc. (Golden Valley, Minn.); Johnson Controls Government Systems, LLC (Milwaukee, Wis.); Lockheed Martin Services, Inc. (Cherry Hill, N.J.); McKinstry Essention, Inc. (Seattle, Wash.); NORESCO, LLC (Westborough, Mass.); Pepco Energy Services (Arlington, Va.); Siemens Government Services, Inc. (Reston, Va.); TAC Energy Solutions (Seattle, Wash.); The Benham Companies, LLC (Oklahoma City, Okla.); and, Trane U.S., Inc. (McEwen, Tenn.).The goals set out in Executive Order 13423 and the requirements put forth by Congress in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 include a 30 percent reduction in energy intensity and a 16 percent reduction in water use by 2015, and an increase of renewable energy to 7.5 percent of electricity needs by 2013 for Federal facilities. ESPCs enable agencies to undertake energy savings projects without paying up-front capital costs. ESPC task orders typically are placed competitively and can be used for energy and water efficiency and renewable energy projects.

Under an ESPC, the contractor designs, constructs, and obtains the necessary financing for an energy savings project, and the agency makes payments over time to the contractor from the savings reduction in the utility bills which are paid by the agency’s appropriated funds over time. The contractor guarantees the energy improvements will generate savings. Moreover, the aggregate annual amount of payments to the contractor and payments for utilities cannot exceed the amount that the agency would have paid for utilities without an ESPC. After the contract ends, all continuing cost savings accrue to the agency.

The new contracts provide for a maximum individual contract value of $5 billion over the life of the contract, eliminate technology specific restrictions, and allow federal agencies to use these contracts in federal buildings, nationally and internationally. In addition, ESPCs now include a greater emphasis on renewable energy and water conservation projects.

For further information on the new ESPCs please see the feature box on the FEMP website.

Media contact(s):Jennifer Scoggins (202) 586-4940

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Investing in a Better World – Renewable Energy, Green Technology and Water

Investing in a Better World – Renewable Energy, Green Technology and Water

Investorideas.com Global Stock Directories in Green Sectors Give Investors Research Tools to Make Investment Decisions


POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta B.C., December 18, 2008 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, one of the first online investor resources providing in-depth information on renewable energy, greentech and water, provides independent investors access to research tools for making informed independent investment decisions in the renewable energy and water sectors .

2009 is poised for substantial growth in cleantech, fuelled by global initiatives to address climate change and Obama’s mandate for renewable energy and infrastructure spending and job creation. Investors researching the sectors can use the stock directories and resources at Investorideas.com to make independent investment decisions.

To empower individual investors, Investorideas.com has upgraded memberships to include access to the water stocks directory, the renewable energy stocks directory, the Michael Brush Insider’s Corner and inside access to weekly top 25 investor search trends.

The water stocks directory is part of the content at the Water-stocks.com portal at Investorideas.com that also features the Investing in Water Podcast.
According to water expert Bill Brennan in water investing podcast recorded earlier this year,
“Water stocks are not recession proof but are recession resistant”, he notes. “People have to take a look at necessities- where they spend. Water is a necessity along with power and waste management.”
To listen to the full interview: http://static.investorideas.com.s3.amazonaws.com/podcasts/2008/100608a.mp3
Water stocks directory: http://www.investorideas.com/Water-Stocks/Stock_List.asp
To hear previous audios from other water experts: http://www.investorideas.com/ws/

The complete renewable energy stocks directory is now members only access page.
The directory features stocks listed on the TSX, OTC, NASDAQ, NYSE, AMEX, ASX, AIM markets and other leading exchanges. The directory includes info and links on Alternative Energy Funds, Biogas and Ethanol Stocks, Energy Efficiency Stocks, Flywheel Stocks, Fuel Cell Stocks, Geothermal Stocks, Hydrogen Production, Micro Turbine Stocks, Solar Stocks, Green Transportation, Wind Power and Wind Energy Stocks and recently added Green Infrastructure Stocks.

Renewableenergystocks.com is one of several green investor portals within Investorideas.com and provides investors with stock news, exclusive articles and financial columnists, audio interviews, investor conferences and a directory of stocks within the renewable energy sector.

Subscribe to the Renewable Energy and GreenTech Business and Stock News RSS Feed:
http://www.investorideas.com/RSS/feeds/RES.xml

Investorideas.com Green Investor Audio Series
http://www.investorideas.com/gi/

“The Insiders Corner “http://www.investorideas.com/insiderscorner/ By Michael Brush is also an Investorideas.com members only feature. Michael Brush writes a weekly market column for MSN Money. Mr. Brush has also covered business and investing for the New York Times, Money magazine and the Economist Group.

Become an Investorideas.com Member
With markets and investor sentiment changing daily- it is more important than ever to stay on top of key trends! Gain Exclusive Insight on Leading Sectors, Global Trends, and Insider Trading Ideas, News, Articles and Investor Ideas Members only Restricted Content including the water stocks directory and renewable energy stocks directory.
Become an InvestorIdeas.com -Learn more: - click here http://www.investorideas.com/membership/

About InvestorIdeas.com:
"One of the first online investor resources providing in-depth information on renewable energy, greentech and water sectors." InvestorIdeas.com is a leading global investor and industry research resource portal specialized in sector investing covering over thirty industry sectors and global markets including China, India, Middle East and Australia.

Disclaimer: Our sites do not make recommendations. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions and online advertising. www.InvestorIdeas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp

For Additional Information:

Dawn Van Zant: 800-665-0411 - dvanzant@investorideas.com

Source – Investorideas.com

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Independent Investor Research Tools; Be ready for 2009 with Water Stocks Directory, Renewable Energy Stocks Directory, Insiders Corner

Independent Investor Research Tools; Be ready for 2009 with Water Stocks Directory, Renewable Energy Stocks Directory, Insiders Corner and Weekly Top 25 Search Trends

POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta B.C., December 15, 2008 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, one of the first online investor resources providing in-depth information on renewable energy, greentech and water, provides independent investors access to research tools for making investment decisions moving into 2009 with a new Obama administration.

With Obama’s mandate for renewable energy and infrastructure spending and job creation, investors researching the sectors can use the stock directories and resources at Investorideas.com to make their investment decisions.

Investorideas.com has upgraded memberships to include access to restricted content at the water stocks directory, the Michael Brush Insider’s Corner, the Complete Renewable Energy Stocks Directory and inside access to weekly top 25 investor search trends.

The water stocks directory is part of the content at the Water-stocks.com portal at Investorideas.com that also features the Investing in Water Podcast.
Water stocks directory: http://www.investorideas.com/Water-Stocks/Stock_List.asp

The complete renewable energy stocks directory is now members only access page.
The directory features stocks listed on the TSX, OTC, NASDAQ, NYSE, AMEX, ASX, AIM markets and other leading exchanges. The directory includes info and links on Alternative Energy Funds, Biogas and Ethanol Stocks, Energy Efficiency Stocks, Flywheel Stocks, Fuel Cell Stocks, Geothermal Stocks, Hydrogen Production, Micro Turbine Stocks, Solar Stocks, Green Transportation, Wind Power and Wind Energy Stocks.

Renewableenergystocks.com is one of several green investor portals within Investorideas.com and provides investors with stock news, exclusive articles and financial columnists, audio interviews, investor conferences and a directory of stocks within the renewable energy sector.

Subscribe to the Renewable Energy and GreenTech Business and Stock News RSS Feed:
http://www.investorideas.com/RSS/feeds/RES.xml

“The Insiders Corner “http://www.investorideas.com/insiderscorner/ By Michael Brush is also an Investorideas.com members only feature. Michael Brush writes a weekly market column for MSN Money. Mr. Brush has also covered business and investing for the New York Times, Money magazine and the Economist Group.

Become an Investorideas.com Member
With markets and investor sentiment changing daily- it is more important than ever to stay on top of key trends! Gain Exclusive Insight on Leading Sectors, Global Trends, and Insider Trading Ideas, News, Articles and Investor Ideas Members only Restricted Content.
Become an InvestorIdeas.com -Learn more: - click here http://www.investorideas.com/membership/


About InvestorIdeas.com:
"One of the first online investor resources providing in-depth information on renewable energy, greentech and water sectors." InvestorIdeas.com is a leading global investor and industry research resource portal specialized in sector investing covering over thirty industry sectors and global markets including China, India, Middle East and Australia.

Disclaimer: Our sites do not make recommendations. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions and online advertising. www.InvestorIdeas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp

For Additional Information:

Dawn Van Zant: 800-665-0411 - dvanzant@investorideas.com

Source – Investorideas.com

Monday, December 1, 2008

Investorideas.com Membership Includes Access to Water Stocks Directory, Renewable Energy Stocks Directory, Insiders Corner and Weekly Top 25 Search

Investorideas.com Membership Includes Access to Water Stocks Directory, Renewable Energy Stocks Directory, Insiders Corner and Weekly Top 25 Search Trends

POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta B.C., December 1, 2008 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, one of the first online investor resources providing in-depth information on renewable energy, greentech and water, has upgraded Investorideas.com memberships to include access to restricted content at The water stocks directory. Membership also includes access to the Michael Brush Insiders Corner, the Complete Renewable Energy Stocks Directory and inside access to weekly top 25 investor search trends.

The water stocks directory is part of the content at the Water-stocks.com portal at Investorideas.com that also features the Investing in Water Podcast.
Water stocks directory: http://www.investorideas.com/Water-Stocks/Stock_List.asp

The complete renewable energy stocks directory is now members only access page.
The directory features stocks listed on the TSX, OTC, NASDAQ, NYSE, AMEX, ASX, AIM markets and other leading exchanges. The directory includes info and links on Alternative Energy Funds, Biogas and Ethanol Stocks, Energy Efficiency Stocks, Flywheel Stocks, Fuel Cell Stocks, Geothermal Stocks, Hydrogen Production, Micro Turbine Stocks, Solar Stocks, Green Transportation, Wind Power and Wind Energy Stocks.

http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/ is one of several green investor portals within Investorideas.com and provides investors with stock news, exclusive articles and financial columnists, audio interviews, investor conferences and a directory of stocks within the renewable energy sector.

Subscribe to the Renewable Energy and GreenTech Business and Stock News RSS Feed:
http://www.investorideas.com/RSS/feeds/RES.xml

“The Insiders Corner “http://www.investorideas.com/insiderscorner/ By Michael Brush is also an Investorideas.com members only feature. Michael Brush writes a weekly market column for MSN Money. Mr. Brush has also covered business and investing for the New York Times, Money magazine and the Economist Group.

Become an Investorideas.com Member
With markets and investor sentiment changing daily- it is more important than ever to stay on top of key trends! Gain Exclusive Insight on Leading Sectors, Global Trends, and Insider Trading Ideas, News, Articles and Investor Ideas Members only Restricted Content.
Become an InvestorIdeas.com -Learn more: - click here http://www.investorideas.com/membership/


About InvestorIdeas.com:
"One of the first online investor resources providing in-depth information on renewable energy, greentech and water sectors." InvestorIdeas.com is a leading global investor and industry research resource portal specialized in sector investing covering over thirty industry sectors and global markets including China, India, Middle East and Australia.

Disclaimer: Our sites do not make recommendations. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions and online advertising. www.InvestorIdeas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp

For Additional Information:

Dawn Van Zant: 800-665-0411 - dvanzant@investorideas.com

Source – Investorideas.com

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