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Bloomberg New Energy Finance Explains Why Cleantech Investment is Down

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.


What a Dustup! Enigma Is NY’s TechCrunch Battlefield Winner

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.

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Interview: James Gowen, Chief Sustainability Officer, Verizon

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.

Scientists generally agree that burning fossil fuels has caused atmospheric CO2 levels to rise which has in turn resulted in perilous climate changes.

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Levels Approach Record High 400ppm

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.

Shell Oil

Shell Oil : Natural Gas Best Opportunity For Carbon Reduction

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.

Agriculture Energy Coalition calls for more clean energy

Petroleum Losing Its Luster for Agriculture Sector, Too

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.

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Interview: Anand Babu on Opower’s Strategy

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.

smart HVAC systems, future of smart hvac systems

The Future of Smart HVAC Systems

The future of smart HVAC systems is critical to the American economy with the cost of fossil fuels undoubtedly set to rise over the coming years.

improved flow battery from DOE and Stanford

Want Renewable Energy? Just Go with the Flow

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.


Road Test: Specialized’s New E-bike Will Add Fun To Your Commute

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.