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Energy 2011 (3)

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InnovationFisker Automotive’s electric cars
Originality5
Rationale6
Impact6
Total17
DescriptionIn a deal that proves the viability of the clean technology industry and incentivised similar deals during the recession, the firm secured one of only a few loans from the Department of Energy for Fisker to manufacture technologically advanced electric cars.

Energy 2011 (2)

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InnovationHelping BrightSource Energy raise nearly a $1bn over two years
Originality6
Rationale6
Impact8
Total20
DescriptionIn the largest Department of Energy transaction to date, the firm answered policy questions and provided a template for loan programmes on solar projects.

Energy 2011

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InnovationMunicipal Electric Authority of Georgia’s financing of the first nuclear generating plant to be built in 30 years
Originality6
Rationale7
Impact8
Total21
DescriptionLiaising with stakeholders across the public / private spectrum, the firm created a template for funding projects of this scale and nature with US Department of Energy assistance that has drawn attention across the industry.