LONDON — Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s annual New Energy Pioneers programme awards up to 10 companies from across the world that are set to be the next game changers in the field of clean energy and water technology. A panel of industry experts, supported by Bloomberg New Energy Finance technology specialists, selects the winners according to their POTENTIAL SCALE, INNOVATION and MOMENTUM in a rigorous assessment process. The winning New Energy Pioneers will have broken the mould to develop unique technologies with robust business models and have the potential to be competitive in a global marketplace on a large scale.

Applications to the 2012 New Energy Pioneers award close in two weeks on Tuesday 8 November 2011. To request an application form or nominate a company email us at pioneersbnefsummit@bloomberg.com or follow the links at www.bnef.com/events-awards/new-energy-pioneers/

Winners of the 2012 award will be unveiled at the fifth annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in New York, the leading discussion forum for decision-makers in clean energy and the carbon markets. Serving as a premier launch platform, the Summit will include a dedicated programme of events showcasing the winning companies, interviews, profiling on Bloomberg TV and an exclusive New Energy Pioneers reception with the industry’s key decision-makers and investors. Winners are likely to attract considerable press and media coverage.

Our 2010 and 2011 New Energy Pioneers include AlertMe, BrightSource Energy, Dyesol, eMeter, Epuramat, Green Biologics, Magnomatics, Metabolix, Novacem, On-Ramp Wireless, Redwood Systems, SAGE Electrochromics, TaKaDu, Topell Energy and Winafrique. To read about them and their recent progress click here www.bnef.com/events-awards/new-energy-pioneers/past- winners/

About Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) is the world’s leading independent provider of news, data, research and analysis to decision makers in renewable energy, energy smart technologies, carbon markets, carbon capture and storage, and nuclear power. Bloomberg New Energy Finance has staff of more than 180, based in London, Washington D.C., New York, Tokyo, Beijing, New Delhi, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney, Cape Town, São Paulo and Zurich.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance serves leading investors, corporates and governments around the world. Its Insight Services provide deep market analysis on wind, solar, bioenergy, geothermal, carbon capture and storage, smart grid, energy efficiency, and nuclear power. The group also offers Insight Services for each of the major emerging carbon markets: European, Global Kyoto, Australia, and the U.S., where it covers the planned regional markets as well as potential federal initiatives and the voluntary carbon market. Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Industry Intelligence Service provides access to the world’s most reliable and comprehensive database of investors and investments in clean energy and carbon. The News and Briefing Service is the leading global news service focusing on clean energy investment. The group also undertakes applied research on behalf of clients and runs senior level networking events.

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Contact for Bloomberg New Energy Finance:

Alice Tyne/Sonali Mehta, pioneersbnefsummit@bloomberg.com