Phil Covington holds an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School. In the past, he spent 16 years in the freight transportation and logistics industry. Today, Phil's writing focuses on electric vehicles and sustainable business matters in general. Twitter: @PhilCovBlog

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Ready to Ditch Your Car? E-Bike Company EVELO Wants to Hear from You

EVELO founder, Boris Mordkovich, continues his quest to get the word out about electric bicycles, by kicking off the 30-day electric bike challenge beginning on May 1st. Applicants will have a chance to give up their car, receive an e-bike for a month, and in return write a blog about their experiences on the company’s web-site.

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Cleantech Accelerator Greenstart Evolves into Venture Company

Despite abandoning the accelerator model, far from backing away from promising young businesses, Greenstart plans to make investments in 10 to 12 “clean-web” companies this year, making them one of the most active investment entities operating in this space. The firm sees massive growth potential in energy and resource markets going forward.

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Future of Electric Vehicles Remains Bright, Despite Detractors

The success of electric vehicles will not be determined by looking at monthly sales figures or even on a quarterly earnings. Some things are working, some things are not, and some things need to be viewed in the context of changing consumer preferences and technological progress.

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Duo to Ride Across America By Electric Bike to Promote Awareness

Last week, a team of two cyclists, Boris Mordkovich and Anna Mostovetsky, began a two and a half month, 4,000 mile ride across America on a pair of electric-assisted bicycles, to promote an awareness of electric bikes as an alternative form of transport, and to prove that their machines are a reliable and efficient way to get around.

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Is GM Guilty of Funding Climate Change Denial?

Funds came from GM’s foundation, not GM the car company itself. This distinction is important, since in the interests of good governance, Mr Akerson is not permitted to sit on the board of the foundation as well as being CEO of General Motors. The point he wished to convey: GM itself is not culpable in funding climate change denial.

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Cleantech Accelerator Greenstart Launches Design Practice

many big changes [ in clean-tech] come in the second chapter we are now in, where software and IT will be critical; it’s now about the “energy internet.” This involves innovations around using energy more efficiently: How do you move it around? how do you push energy back to the grid? and how do you start making money? “IT has the ability to unlock the big changes.”