How does the big picture of cleantech investment look? Is it positive or grim? Luckily, we have Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) to provide us with some answers. Unfortunately, the news isn’t very good – the first quarter for 2013 was the weakest quarter for cleantech investment since 2009.
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More than 25 startup companies competed last week for the Disrupt Cup at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 Startup Battlefield. Thirty companies were selected of the hundreds that applied to enter the competition and by the third day, seven had been short-listed for a run at the Disrupt Cup. The winner? Read on.
James Gowen is Verizon’s Chief Sustainability Officer. Nick Aster had a chance to meet him at Fortune Brainstorm Green last week and talk a little bit about his role at the company as well as some of the exciting things he’s working on.
For the first time in human history, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide could rise above 400 parts per million throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere as soon as May 2013.
The latest CO2 measurement was taken at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii and reported by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a research center at the University of San Diego that tracks increases in atmospheric CO2 levels.
A company such as Shell has to operate on the basis of where the technical skills are and drive the objective of CO2 reduction in a way that has the most impact according to those technical capabilities. Shell believes to achieve real carbon reductions over several decades, their best contribution is to increase the balance of natural gas over other fossil fuels.
On Wednesday, ForestEthics announced more major brands have moved away from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) paper products certification program.
More that 100 farming organizations, renewable energy associations and other stakeholders have signed an Agriculture Energy Coalition open letter to four U.S. Senators and Representatives, urging more funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency in the 2013 farm bill.
I had a chance to talk to Anand Babu, Opower’s Director of Platform Strategy about how the company’s technology works, where it’s headed, and exactly what kind of impact they’ll ultimately have on sustainability.
Transforming our transportation infrastructure won’t happen overnight. While policies improving the supply side are taking shape, our individual transportation choices can have a more immediate impact.
Stanford researchers are developing a new flow battery that could introduce more wind and solar power in the utility grid mix, enabling more businesses to use renewable energy without an up-front investment.
Unlike many e-bike manufacturers who modify an existing bike platform and bolt on off-the-shelf wheel-hub motors and battery packs, Specialized’s engineers explained with the Turbo, they needed to design their bike from the ground up in order for it to align with the company’s performance-focused brand.