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‘World’s Largest Clean Tech Accelerator’ Gets a Boost from the U.N.

Looking to replicate the success it has had in the U.S., the partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) will enable Cleantech Open to scale-up its startup accelerator programs geometrically as it expands across six countries whose economies are in transition.

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How Women Are Changing the Energy Sector

Sarah Butler-Sloss, Ashden’s Founder-Director, describes the difference volts make to women – and the difference women are making to the clean energy sector.

Half of Americans Living With Unsafe Air Pollution

Next time you take a deep breath of fresh air, consider yourself lucky. Nearly half of Americans – more than 147 million people – live in counties where ozone or particle pollution levels make the air unhealthy to breathe, according to a recent report by the American Lung Association.


IPCC Report: The Low-Down for Today’s Climate

The recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change doesn’t mince words — if you’re used to reading complicated data, that is. So what’s the real scoop as it relates to us today? Fasten your seatbelts.


Can India Go 100 Percent Renewable by 2050?

In the coming years, India will face seemingly insurmountable challenges to its economy, environment and energy security. To overcome these challenges, India needs to shift to non-polluting sources of energy.


Tiny Vermont Adds Clout to GMO Labeling Legislation

Size has never seemed to bother the tiny state of Vermont. The first to pass a bill requiring labeling of all GMO foods, it’s already thinking about how it will handle the lawsuits from GMO supporters when they arrive …


Biomass: The Cure for Smokey Lake Tahoe

New technology meets an old problem: After decades of struggling with poor air quality and increasing environmental problems, Lake Tahoe and adjacent Placer County may finally be able to see a partial remedy in sight — courtesy of biomass gasification.


Court: Minnesota Coal Power Law Conflicts with Constitution

The federal government wants utility companies to reduce or eliminate coal power emissions, and many states do as well. Still, according to last Friday’s ruling by a federal district judge, if states prohibit power companies from buying coal, they’re treading onto federal ground, and that’s a no-no.