According to a new research from Harvard Business School about 75 percent of U.S. venture-backed start-ups fail to return investors’ capital. On the other hand, the default rate on the $16.1 billion DOE loan portfolio is less than 3.6 percent.
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Greening Australia, a non-profit environmental organization, has devised a project in which burning trees actually helps improve biodiversity, connects fragmented landscapes and even provides economic benefits to farmers.
California’s largest utility company, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) released its 2011 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report. One of the highlights of the report is the progress the company has made toward meeting California’s requirement that 33 percent of the energy a utility company provides come from renewable sources.
Last week the American wind industry got more turbulent after Siemens announced it will lay off 615 workers in its plants in Iowa, Kansas, and Florida. Siemens is not alone – similar cuts are happening throughout the American wind sector. These layoffs are bad news for the American economy. Here are four reasons why:
Offshore winds off the US Atlantic coast could generate enough clean, renewable electrical power for at least one-third of the entire U.S., or the entire East Coast, from Maine to Florida, according to a Stanford University study.
The Council of Energy Resource Tribes (CERT), a group of 57 Native American tribes, recently announced its agreement with BioJet and Tartoosh Environmental to develop bioenergy and biofuels projects on tribal lands in California.
The sleek energy efficient image of Internet-based companies masks a primitive world of energy overconsumption and mismanagement.
RidePal was founded a little over a year ago, with the goal of bringing company shuttle services to people working for smaller organizations who are unable to hop on an in-house provided bus.
Semprius will open a new solar cell manufacturing facility in North Carolina to manufacture its pencil point-sized solar cells. The plant will create more than 250 new green jobs.
Unlike 2008, this year big oil outspend cleantech by four to one when it comes to TV ads. What caused this change in the balance between green-fossil fuel ads? Does it really make a difference for voters? And no less important – if big oil fights to put Romney in the Oval Office, why President Obama still acts in their favor in his ‘all of the above’ energy strategy?
Sustainability expert Karla Zens finds that her day job of working in green real estate helps her in her new business of collapsible travel mugs.