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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…
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What a Dish! Solar Energy Alchemy Creates Water

Two-for-one is usually a superior deal, especially when it comes to renewable energy and efficiency. And that’s what is happening with a new…
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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,…

Drowning in Big Data, Yet Starving for Information

Over the past decade, we have entered the Age of Big Data, where digital technology allows people around the world to transmit information…
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Can Obama Give U.S. Clean Energy Manufacturing a Fighting Chance?

Obama Announces a Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative, with as much as $2 billion in funding to revive the American manufacturing sector. But can…
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Cleantech Accelerator Greenstart Evolves into Venture Company

Despite abandoning the accelerator model, far from backing away from promising young businesses, Greenstart plans to make investments in 10 to 12 "clean-web"…
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The Triumphs and Struggles of Clean Technology in 2012

When it comes to clean energy, last year was a mixed bag, as the Clean Energy Trends 2013 report by Clean Edge points…
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Winning Design in Biomimicry Challenge Inspired by Fish Gills

Last week the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute announced the round-one winners of the Student Design Challenge. The three teams designed a water filter based…
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New Technology for Hybrid Car Motors Leaves Rare Earth Behind

Researchers throughout North America have come up with possible prototypes for electric motors that get around the use of the precious and environmentally…
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Renewable Energy is a Catalyst for Social and Economic Advancement

Sunlabob Renewable Energy co-founder and CEO Andy Schroeter discusses why universal energy access is a gateway to sustainable development objectives in rural areas…
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Unsustainable Rhetoric: We’re More Than What We Say We Do

The number of sustainability reports being produced is at an all-time high. Why isn't all that information more useful?
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Scoot Networks Launches Electric Scooter Rental Service in San Francisco

Scoot Networks will now rent you a zippy electric Scooter, providing an urban mobility solution designed to be easy, cheap and fast as…
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Republican Heroes of Renewable Energy

Three Republican governors have championed renewable energy in their states and supported its production to bring jobs to their regions.
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Are Venture Capital Funds Much Worse at Picking Winners Than the Government?

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…
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No Company Commuter Shuttle? Bay Area’s RidePal Has The Answer

RidePal was founded a little over a year ago, with the goal of bringing company shuttle services to people working for smaller organizations…