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ABB (ABB) - 22.91 -0.09

Canadian Solar (CSIQ) - 37.33 -1.86

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) - 653.13 -10.96

Daqo New Energy (DQ) - 39.01 -3.69

First Solar (FSLR) - 67.60 -3.27

General Electric (GE) - 26.10 -0.19

Hannon Armstrong (HASI) - 14.04 -0.08

Hanwha SolarOne (HSOL) - 2.44 -0.15

iPatch DJ-UBS Coffee ETN (JO) - 33.54 ↑ 0.09

iPath Pure Beta Coffee ETN (CAFE) - 22.05 -0.10

JA Solar (JASO) - 9.57 -0.29

Maxwell Technologies (MXWL) - 8.36 -0.24

NRG, Inc. (NRG) - 31.07 -0.18

NRG Yield, Inc. (NYLD) - 50.54 -0.03

Ormat (ORA) - 27.86 -0.08

Pattern Energy Group (PEGI) - 30.88 -0.03

SolarCity (SCTY) - 60.55 -4.06

SunEdison (SUNE) - 19.56 -0.84

SunPower (SPWR) - 35.27 -1.41

TerraForm Power (TERP) - 29.00 -1.07

Tesla (TSLA) - 246.92 -12.40

TransAlta Renewables, Inc. (RNW) - 11.34 ↑ 0.00

Trina Solar (TSL) - 13.64 -0.75

U.S. Geothermal (HTM) - 0.57 -0.03

Whole Foods Market (WFM) - 38.50 -0.67

Yingli Green Energy (YGE) - 3.39 ↑ 0.00

Nissan Zero Emission Vehicles

Another Million Electric Cars In The Pipeline

By Jeff Siegel   

In an effort to take the lead in zero-emission vehicles, Nissan is upping the ante by committing to a goal of selling 1.5 million electric vehicles by 2016.

The world's second largest automaker has already taken the lead by delivering the first mass-produced, all-electric vehicle to come from a major auto manufacturer.

But Nissan's quest to hit the 1.5 million mark will involve more than just its only electric offering – the LEAF. The company, which is 43.8 percent owned by Renault, will include additional electric vehicle models, as well as a new fuel cell vehicle its currently developing with Daimler.

I suspect the latter won't see big roll out numbers at first, so electric cars are likely to make up the majority of the company's 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles.

And by the way, this is a very aggressive number. In Q1, 2011, Nissan sold a total of just over 1 million vehicles. And for the year, only about 16,000 have been electric. So certainly Nissan's goal is aggressive, but it's one that I have no doubt will be reached.

Here's what Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn had to say. . .

More consumers are demanding products in line with their values, including cars and trucks with a lower carbon footprint. At the same time, we are using technology to make our factories greener and more efficient.”

While Nissan isn't the only major automaker offering zero-emission vehicles, it is taking an early lead.

The company's even rolled out a couple of very creative television ads. This one is my favorite. . .

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