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  • Investing in Companies That Fight Pollution
    List of Pollution Control Stocks

    July 17, 2018 -Pollution control stocks are publicly traded companies whose business involves technologies for removing or reducing the emissions of harmful pollutants, contaminants, and/or waste from human activity, or removing these pollutants from the environment or water.

    Click now for a complete list
    from Alt Energy Stocks.

  • Not Such Green Investing
    Billions Still Being Funneled into
    Carbon-Based Energy, Climate-Denier Policies

    Feb. 26, 2018 -In this minicast, new reports show that the world’s biggest banks are still investing billions in fossil-fuel technologies and U.S. energy firms are aggressively funding climate-denier policy.

    Click to listen to the podcast
    from Renewable Energy World.

  • Look Who's Investing in Solar
    Finance Institutions Are Making
    a Massive Investment in Solar

    Dec. 21, 2017 - The European Investment Bank (EIB) recently put its stamp on a series of financing deals that will boost solar development in India and Peru, and support new solar technology advancements.

    Click now to read the
    story from Renewable Energy World.

  • Investments and Environmental Risk
    Sovereign Investors Tweak
    Portfolios for Environmental Risk

    June 19, 2017 - Some sovereign investors are reducing their exposure to fossil fuels or seeking clean alternatives to protect their portfolios from rising environmental risk.

    Norway's $900 billion sovereign wealth fund (SWF) -- itself financed by oil sales -- and the New Zealand Super Fund (NZSF) are among those adjusting investments in anticipation of tougher environmental rules or damage from the impact of global warming.

  • What is the Green Bank?
    Government Contractors Will Want
    to Watch This Trend Carefully!

    May 8, 2017 -A bank located in the U.S. Northeast has drawn the attention of state officials nationwide. The three-year-old bank, however, is not your typical loans, checking account and cash services bank. The article supplies the details.

  • Leading the Way on Divestature
    The Global Movement to Divest
    From Fossil Fuels Is Unstoppable

    May 15, 2017 - Over the past 10 days the pressure to break ties with the fossil fuel industry has never been greater, as thousands of people attended over 260 events in 45 countries on six continents during the Global Divestment Mobilisation (GDM), demanding institutions divest from fossil fuels. At a time when governments are failing to meet their climate-related promises and President Trump is threatening to leave the Paris Agreement, we can’t afford to stand-by waiting for our governments to do the right thing.

  • Seattle Divests From Wells Fargo
    Seattle Votes To Divest Billions of
    Dollars From Wells Fargo
    Over Dakota Access Pipeline

    Feb 7, 2017 - Seattle could pull billions out of its W.F. account because of its role in the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Their City Council committee voted unanimously to divest nearly $3 billion of the city’s funds from Wells Fargo, one of 17 financial institutions involved in financing the contentious project.

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  • Don’t Let That Investment “Go to Waste”
    List of Waste-to-Energy Stocks

    June 17, 2018 - Waste-to-energy stocks are publicly traded companies whose business involves using municipal or other waste as a feedstock to create fuel or electricity. Organic matter and plastics in a waste stream can be converted to fuel and/or electricity chemically, by means of pyrolysis, biologically such as in anaerobic digestion, or by incineration. Alternatively, energy from waste can be captured from natural processes, such as in the collection of methane gas from landfills.

    Click now to read all about
    it from Altenergystocks.com.

  • List of Smart Grid Stocks
    Publicly Traded Companies Using Technology
    to Efficiently Operate the Grid

    May 8, 2018 -There are about 30 companies that fit the bill.

    Click now for a list from AltEnergy Stocks.

  • Hi-Yield Alt. Energy Stocks
    List of High Yield Alternative Energy Stocks

    July 9, 2018 -This is a list of renewable and alternative energy stocks with dividend or distribution yields above 4%. The list includes most Yieldcos (high distribution companies that own renewable energy operations), but is not limited to Yieldcos. Some Yieldcos may be excluded if their yield is below 4%.

    Click now for the list
    from Alt Energy Stocks.

  • Wunder Monetizing the Fed ITC
    How to Monetize the Fed.
    Solar Investment Tax Credit

    Wunder Capital has designed this guide to help answer your questions about the Federal ITC and walk you through the process of how it can be monetized. Download the free PDF and learn more about it.

  • Infrastructure for a Green Future
    New Asian Infrastructure Investment
    Bank Starts Building a Green Future

    July 5, 2016 -China launched the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) last year. It boasted an initial capital of $100 billion, a founding membership of 57 countries (with 24 more waiting to join end of this year), and a mandate to be “lean, clean and green.”

  • Tata Says ‘Tata’ to Fossil Fuels
    India's Tata Power to
    Buy $1.4BN Renewables Portfolio

    June 14, 2016 -Tata Power agreed to buy a 1.1-GW solar and wind portfolio from Welspun Renewable Energy in India’s biggest clean energy deal, according to an exchange filing.

  • Green Bond Fund for Kenya
    Kenya Plans Debut Green Bond
    to Fund Renewable Energy Projects

    June 13, 2016“-East Africa’s biggest economy, is in talks with international investors to prepare the sale of the country’s first green bond, Nairobi Securities Exchange Chief Executive Officer said.

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Green Investing News Stories

  • Solar Financing - The Wunder of it All
    These Wunderkinds Have Turned
    the Commercial Solar Market On Its Head

    Aug. 5, 2018 -Wunder Capital&nbs;offers investors a sustainable opportunity which allows people to invest their money for good – which is pretty cool. Just as importantly, Wunder is using these funds to revolutionize the commercial solar industry.

    They finance small and midsize business’ solar energy projects (from about $100k to $5M), which community and traditional banking institutions avoid because of the complexity. Not only is this moving the needle when it comes to the solar market, it’s proving to be a very successful model, and it has seen huge growth and impact over the past year.

    Click now to read more from Clean Technica.

  • China Takes a Bite Out of the Clean Energy Apple
    Apple Launches New Clean
    Energy Fund in China

    July 13,2018 -Apple made a new investment fund in China to connect suppliers with renewable energy sources. As part of Apple’s commitment to address climate change and increase the use of renewable energy within its supply chain, 10 initial suppliers and Apple will jointly invest nearly $300 million over the next four years into the China Clean Energy Fund. The fund will invest in and develop clean energy projects totaling more than 1 GW of renewable energy in China, the equivalent of powering nearly 1 million homes.

    Click now for more from Renewable Energy World.

  • Church of England Divests From Non-Compliant Companies
    Church Of England To Divest From
    Companies Unaligned With Paris Agreement

    July 11, 2018 -The General Synod of the Church of England earlier this week voted near-unanimously in favor of divesting from companies that fail to align themselves with the Paris Climate Agreement.

    Meeting this past Sunday, the C of E agreed to support the goals of the National Investing Bodies (NIB) in tackling climate change. Specifically, the Church will “assess companies’ progress by 2023” as to whether they are aligning themselves with the aims of the Paris Agreement and divest from oil and gas companies deemed to be failing to do so.

    Click now for the the story
    from CleanTechnica.

  • Ireland : First Nation to Fully Divest From Fossil Fuels
    Irish Parliament Makes History With
    Vote to Fully Divest from Fossil Fuels

    July 12, 2018 -Today the government of Ireland gave the world a big reason to celebrate: it became the first nation on earth committing to divest fully from fossil fuel companies. The bill is expected to become law by the end of this year, and Ireland’s €8bn sovereign fund will start ditching all its oil, coal and gas assets.

    Click now for more from 350.org.

  • Chinese Solar Producer Falls From NYSE Grace
    World's One-Time Biggest Solar
    Manufacturer Delisted From NYSE

    July 2, 2018 -Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., once the world’s biggest solar-panel manufacturer, has been delisted from the New York Stock Exchange as its value has plummeted.

    Trading was suspended after the exchange told Yingli it failed to maintain an average market capitalization of at least $50 million for 30 consecutive trading days, the Baoding, China-based company said in a statement Friday.

    Yingli, which has a market value of about $26 million, won’t appeal the decision. The company said it expects its American depositary receipts to begin trading over the counter July 2.

    Click now to for more
    from Renewable Energy World.

  • Complaining About Climate Change? - Put That On Ice
    A California Startup That Cools
    With Ice Raises $40 Million

    June 27, 2018- Ice Energy, a California firm that uses chunks of ice to cool buildings, has secured $40 million in financing from private equity group Argo Infrastructure Partners LLC.

    The bulk of the funding will help pay for a storage project for Edison International’s Southern California Edison utility, Ice Energy Chief Executive Officer Mike Hopkins said in an interview. He didn’t provide a valuation for the company. The closely held firm will also use the proceeds to cover smaller deployments and operational costs and is partnering with Argo on financing for installations planned in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Japan.

    “This is not the kind of thing that infrastructure funds would have done traditionally,” Hopkins said. The financing shows that distributed energy resources are now being seen as a natural part of the power grid, he said. The same kinds of funds are snapping up solar and wind power assets as renewable energy is increasingly being seen a safe play for long-term, steady returns.

    Click now for more of this story
    from M.I.T. Technology Review.

  • That’s a “T” in “Trillion” for Renewable Energy Investment
    Biz Group Vows $1T Renewables
    Investment in 12 Years

    June 20, 2018- A national nonprofit group comprised of major financial and technical businesses, utilities and educational institutions has launched a new campaign to raise $1 trillion for investment in renewable energies by 2030.

    The American Council on Renewable Energy, or ACORE, includes numerous groups vital to raising the capital needed for energy infrastructure projects. The group includes Amazon, BlackRock, Deloitte, Google, IBM, Morgan Stanley, NRG Energy, Consolidated Edison, Salt River Project, Wells Fargo, universities and advocacy and research organizations, among more than 100 members.

    Click now to shed some more light
    on this story from Electric Light & Power.

  • Green Investment For Morocco by World Bank
    World Bank Announces $125 Million In Financing
    For Moroccan Combination Solar PV & CSP Project

    June 14, 2018 -The World Bank announced on Monday that it had approved $125 million in additional financing for the development and construction of the Noor-Midelt I and II solar power plants in Morocco, a combination solar concentrated solar power (CSP) and PV project which will have a total capacity of between 600 to 800 megawatts (MW).

    Click now for more from CleanTechnica.

  • Capitalism is Killing the Planet
    Investor Jeremy Grantham Says: “Capitalism
    is Killing The Planet and Needs to Change”

    June 13, 2018 -Jeremy Grantham, the longtime investor famous for calling the last two major bubbles in the market, is urging capitalists and "mainstream economists" to recognize the looming threat of climate change.

    "Capitalism and mainstream economics simply cannot deal with these problems. Mainstream economics largely ignore [them]," Grantham, who co-founded GMO in 1977, said Tuesday in an impassioned speech at the Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago. "We deforest the land, we degrade our soils, we pollute and overuse our water and we treat air like an open sewer, and we do it all off the balance sheet."

    Click now for the whole article
    from CNBC.

  • The ‘Divest Now’ Effort
    Cost of Fossil Fuel Investment is Too High

    June 12, 2018 -Fossil fuel investment is not just bad for the global climate. It could also be dangerous for investors, and for national economies.

    European and Chinese scientists have identified a simple new way to become poor: fossil fuel investment. Not only could it leave you without a penny to your name. It could perhaps precipitate a global financial crash within one generation..

    Click now for more on this
    story from The Climate News Network.

  • Renewables and Investment Decisions
    Why More Solar and Wind on the Grid
    Should Be Driving Today’s Investment Decisions

    May 23, 2018 -A newly released Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) report has found that when the share of electricity generated from wind and solar reaches 40-50 percent, wholesale power prices will decrease by US $5-$16/MWh.

    The LBNL study also has implications for demand and supply-side investment decisions, electric vehicle infrastructure planning, and the design of energy efficiency and demand-side management response programs.

    Click now for more from Renewable Energy World.

  • British Green Energy Investments?
    Green Investing in Britain Falls to Lowest in Decade

    May 16, 2018 - Green investing in the U.K. fell 56 percent last year, sparking concerns in Parliament that the nation will not maintain its lead in clean energy or meet climate targets after leaving the European Union.

    “Billions of pounds of investment is needed in clean energy, transport, heating and industry to meet our carbon targets,” said Mary Creagh, a member of Parliament who leads the the Environmental Audit Committee. “A dramatic fall in investment is threatening the government’s ability to meet legally binding climate change targets.”

    Click now for more
    from Renewable Energy World.

  • Great 2018 Start for First Solar
    First Solar Starts Off 2018 With A Bang

    May 8, 2018 -Leading US solar manufacturer First Solar published its first-quarter earnings report late last month, depicting a strong start to the year with increased sales of $567 million and the commencement of Series 6 module production in April which, in turn, led to the company’s announcement of a new solar manufacturing plant in Perrysburg, Ohio.

    Click now for the
    complete story from CleanTechnica.

  • Green Investments New Darling
    Rural Electrification Minigrids to
    Become Investors’ New Darling

    Apr 12, 2018 - Globally, around 1.2 billion people do not have access to electricity. Cost erosion in solar, wind, and energy storage technology is creating new opportunities for the electrification of rural areas. On the solution side, two main segments can be distinguished: solar home systems and minigrids/microgrids. Solar home systems are self-sufficient solutions for individual households. A small solar system is typically coupled with a battery to provide power for DC appliances day and night. Minigrids may provide DC power or more sophisticated AC power through a semi-centralized system at the village level.

    Intermittent renewable energy from solar, wind or hydro solutions might be balanced by integrating energy storage, biomass or diesel generators. Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solutions allow for innovative business models with mobile payment options.

    Click now for more
    from Renewable Energy World.

  • GE’s Poor Investment Forecasting
    How General Electric Gambled
    on Fossil Fuel Power, and Lost

    Feb. 22, 2018 - Last March, executives at General Electric’s power-plant business gave Wall Street a surprisingly bullish forecast for the year. Despite flat demand for new natural gas power plants, they said, GE Power’s revenue and profit would rise.

    Guess what? GE’s forecast turned out to be a mirage.

    Click now for more from Reuters.

  • NY State Invests in Clean Energy
    NY State Comptroller Doubles Low
    Emissions Index Investment to $4 Billion

    Jan. 31, 2018 -New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today at the Investor Summit on Climate Risk at the United Nations announced a $2 billion increase to the New York State Common Retirement Fund's (Fund) low emissions equities index, doubling its investment. The Fund was the first public pension fund in the U.S. to create an index that excludes or reduces holdings in the worst carbon emitters and shifts investments to lower emitting corporations. The increased allocation, from the Fund's regular index holdings, raises the current value of the Fund's sustainable investments to more than $7 billion.

    Click now for the story
    from the  Office of The NY State Controller.

  • The World Invests in Clean Eergy
    Global Clean Energy Investment
    Up 3% to $333.5b in 2017

    Jan. 17, 2018 -Global investment in renewable energy and energy-smart technologies reached $333.5 billion last year, up 3 per cent from a revised $324.6 billion in 2016, and only 7 per cent short of the record figure of $360.3 billion, reached in 2015.

    Click now for the complete story.

  • Solar’s Share of Renewable Energy Investments
    Solar Grabs Half of Global Renewables
    Investment in 2017, Reaching $161 Billion

    Jan. 16, 2018 - The global investment in solar reached about $161 billion last year, according to new annual figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

    That total is an increase of 18 percent over the previous year, and represents almost half of the total global investment in renewable energy and energy-smart technologies of $334 billion.

    Click now for more from the Renewable Energy World.

  • New York to Oil Industry: Get Lost!
    NYC Sues, Divests from
    Oil Firms Over Climate Change

    Jan. 10, 2018 -New York City is taking on the oil industry on two fronts, announcing a lawsuit Wednesday that blames the top five oil companies for contributing to global warming and saying the city will sell off billions in fossil fuel investments from the city's pension funds.

    Click now for the whole story.

  • Investing in Mongolia’s Green Energy
    Investors Keen to Support
    Mongolia’s Renewable Energy Goals

    Dec. 29, 2017 - The pace of Mongolian wind investment announcements is quickening. The country’s leaders are working to meet increasing demand for electricity, reduce heavy reliance on coal and improve energy security. It’s no surprise, therefore, that renewable energy solutions have become the focus of such new investments.

    The Sainshand wind farm in Mongolia, the third privately financed wind farm in the country, is receiving a US$120 million project financing package from a group of international investors and financiers.  

    Click now for the story from Renewable Energy World.

  • Waste-to-Energy Investing
    UK Green Bank Continues on
    Path of Waste-to-Energy Investment

    Dec. 22, 2017 - After targeting waste-to-energy in September for its first investment since its purchase by the Macquarie Group this year, the Green Investment Group (GIG) now is entering a partnership to develop, fund and own new waste-to-energy projects in the U.K. and Ireland.

    Click now for the full story from Renewable Energy World.

  • China Invests in Solar Where It's Most Needed
    China's New Policy Will Move Solar
    Closer to Regions Where It's Needed

    Dec. 19, 2017 - China’s plan to introduce a system to monitor and evaluate the solar-power market will help direct new investments to regions where fewer plants are idle, according to industry researchers.

    Click to read the aritcle from Renewable Enrgy World

  • Bully for You, SunPower
    A New Bull Market Lights Up SunPower Stock

    August 1, 2017 - Research analyst, Patrick Birk is focusing on SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWR) stock because the alternative energy space—specifically the solar power stocks—is staging an advance. This advance is sector-wide and it carries a number of bullish implications for SunPower stock. A sector-wide move is like a rising tide that raises all boats, reaffirming and fueling any bullish indications that are presently being painted on the SPWR stock chart.

  • Prediction: Fossil Fuels Is Not Where the Money Is
    More Investors Will Spurn Fossil Fuels

    July 30, 2017 - Shares in major oil and gas companies are expected to plunge in value in the next three to five years because of climate change-related financial risks, meaning more investors will spurn fossil fuels. This is the verdict of British asset managers who control billions of pounds of investments in stock markets.

    It could have serious consequences for many thousands of people whose pension funds have invested in these companies, as well as many institutions and charities which rely on dividends for their income, according to a report by the Climate Change Collaboration (CCC), a group of four UK charitable trusts.

  • Infrastructure Investment Bidding
    I Squared Joins Bidding for $4
    Billion Equis Renewable Portfolio

    July 28, 2017 - I Squared Capital, the infrastructure investment firm, is among suitors preparing bids for Equis Energy’s renewable power business, people with knowledge of the matter said.

    Orix Corp. is also planning to make an indicative offer by this week’s deadline for the portfolio of Asia Pacific assets, according to the people, who asked not to be identified as the information is private. The Japanese firm is bidding together with Dutch asset manager APG Groep NV, the people said. Singapore-based Equis, which has appointed banks for a strategic review, is seeking to value the portfolio at more than $4 billion including debt, the people said.

 


Balqon


It’s no secret that many market sectors have been upside-down recently, but there’s plenty of upside potential in green technology and alternative energy, especially NASDAQ green penny stocks.
 

Bloomberg America Clean Energy Index


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The NYSE Bloomberg Americas Clean Energy Index is comprised of companies domiciled in North & South America that are active across the clean energy value chain. This is an investable modified market cap weighted index that uses Bloomberg New Energy Finance's proprietary rating system to determine company exposure to the clean energy sector. Published and licensed by Bloomberg & NYSE.

 

 

Breakthrough Enegy Ventures


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Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) is an investor-led fund made up of members of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, guided by scientific and technological expertise and committed to investing patiently in developing new ways to live, eat, travel, and build.
 

Breckinridge Develops
Sustainability Modeling Framework


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Breckinridge Capital Advisors Press Release (Boston, Dec. 4, 2012) Breckinridge Capital Advisors, a Boston-based high grade fixed income manager with $17.5 billion under management, announced today that it has developed a proprietary in-house Sustainability Modeling Framework that rates corporate and municipal bonds purchased for the portfolios Breckinridge manages for institutional and private clients.
 

Domini Social Investments

Investing for Good


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The world we live in today was shaped by the investment decisions made by previous generations. Today's socially responsible investors recognize this simple truth and use their investment dollars wisely, to create a better future for all.
 

Fossil Free

It's Wrong to Profit from
the Wrecking of the Climate

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A website aimed at college students, city and state governments, religious institutions and individuals.
Most scientists agree, and now so do most Americans, that Climate Change is precipitated by man-made events. The burning of fossil fuels is the greatest contributor.
So why invest in companies who are doing just that? There are many investments that can produce profit for your without over-burdening us, and future generations.
 

Green Century


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Non-profit environmental advocacy organizations founded the Green Century Funds in 1991. Obtain the knowledge to invest for your own future without sacrificing environmental principles.
 

Green Money Journal

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Socially Responsible Investing: Transparency, Accountability, and Profitability
 

Investor Ideas


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A comprehensive directory of Global Renewable Energy Stocks in US, Canada and foreign markets, with many types of Alternative Energy sources (Bio-gas/ethanol, Wind, Tidal and Solar, to name a few) , Energy Efficiency, Fuel Cells and many more.
 

Lime Energy


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As a leading national provider of energy efficiency for small business customers, Lime designs and implements direct install programs for our utility clients which consistently exceed program savings goals. Our award-winning, integrated services programs provide utilities with reliable energy efficiency resources while delivering the highest levels of customer satisfaction. This next generation approach is helping utilities across the country to go deeper and broader with the cheapest, cleanest and fastest energy resource that we have – energy efficiency.
 

The Progressive Investor


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How and when to invest in the companies leading the way to a clean economy: fuel cells, renewable energy, green building, organic foods. It is the only newsletter that covers the top sustainable companies across the full range of industry sectors worldwide. Let us help you make informed, financially sound investments that support your ethical principles.
 

Robecosam

Sustainable Investing

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Sam has been named "European Thought Leader" by Funds Europe. They have also been named "Sustainable Investor of the Year" by the Financial Times of London. Click the logo on the left for more details.
 

Rocky Mountain Institute


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Directs environmentally responsible investors to specialists who can offer guidance to the companies with the fitting profile.


Solar Guides


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Solar Energy Publicly Traded Companies in the World
 

Sierra Club Mutual Funds


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Featuring funds GREEN enough to meet the Sierra Club's stringent environmental standards.
 

Winslow Green Growth Fund


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Principal objective is long-term outperformance relative to the market, by primarily investing in the securities of smaller capitalization companies, in a belief that their original research provides insight to unlock shareholder value in these capital markets that are often inefficiently priced.
 

Wunder Captial


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Wunder works with qualified solar professionals to offer simple financing packages for commercial solar PV systems across all 50 U.S. states. Our flexible debt financing options are designed specifically for the commercial solar market - providing solar loans for host-owned systems, debt capital for third-party ownership structures (such as PPAs), and short-term working capital for project development activities.

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