This campaign had all the items for success – cool, innovative product, hipster appeal, and tons of press. So why did the crowdfunding campaign tank?
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President Obama announced his pledge on his recent African visit, to develop 10 GW of electricity in sub-Saharan Africa. The move would bring power to 20 million households and businesses for the first time. The development would be of the all-of-the-above variety including everything from oil and gas, to hydro, wind, geothermal and solar. Both on and off-grid would be included as well as transmission infrastructure. Initial investments will be in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, and Tanzania. Uganda and Mozambique will also receive assistance in developing their oil and gas reserves responsibly.
The conversation from the Biomimicry 3.8 Global Conference continues, examining how chemistry works in nature, without the artificiality of human interference.
Some ambitious green dreams fail and just fade away (Solyndra for example). Others fail but get a second chance. Better Place is lucky enough to be included in the second group. Less than two months after the company filed for bankruptcy, Israeli court approved the recommendation of the company’s liquidators to sell all of its operations and assets in Israel to a group of U.S. and Canadian businessmen backed up by the Association for the Promotion of the Electric Car in Israel.
The Pacific Northwest ports of Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver, BC want to reduce diesel particulate matter emissions by 75 percent per ton of cargo by 2015, rising to 80 percent by 2020.
By Paul Smith What comes to mind when I say sustainable computing? Solar powered web hosting? Energy efficient machines? These certainly play their part, but thinking more broadly, the way software runs the machines we use and the websites we visit mirrors what’s happening in the world at large. The difference between open source and proprietary … Continued
This morning General Motors (GM) released its 2012 Sustainability Report, which covers electrification, waste and energy efficiency.
The London Array is interesting in its own right, but the involvement of the UAE’s Masdar makes the project even more fascinating. Longtime readers know we’ve been covering Masdar for years, others may be scratching their heads and asking – why would a middle eastern energy company, overflowing with oil wealth, be investing in renewables?
Keystone XL pipeline advocates have been quick to use the Lac-Mégantic disaster to bolster their oil pipelines vs. railways safety argument, but they could be causing the oil industry more harm than good.
Venture capital investments totaled $189 million across 19 transactions in 2Q 2013, with third-party solar energy finance companies gathering the lion’s share, according to Mercom Capital’s latest report.
General Motors and Honda have decided to pool their considerable resources to bring a commercially viable fuel-cell vehicle to market by the end of this decade. Both companies have put considerable effort into this technology to date, amassing a total of over 1200 patents that were originally intended to exclude competitors from utilizing the innovations they cover. Now they have signed a “definitive master agreement” to co-develop technology related to fuel cells and hydrogen storage systems.