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Ex-Im Bank Financing Boosts Dirty Energy Projects

The Sierra Club is on the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s case for subsidizing fossil fuel projects around the world at the expense of clean…

Why is Dirty Energy Still So Cheap?

The clean tech sector has experienced remarkable success in the past few years, yet there still remains one huge roadblock from mass implementation…
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Nissan Leaf Test Drive and First Impressions

Earlier this week, I wrote about the launch of Nissan’s first fully-electric vehicle, the LEAF, and General Motors’ “parallel-hybrid” EV, the Chevy Volt.…

Cleantech Trend: Boosting Fleet Efficiencies

Amid the poster-board displays and smiling, hand-shaking entrepreneurs at the Cleantech Open National Conference in San Jose last week, a trend emerged. A…

Recycled Plastiki Arrives in Sydney

No one said they couldn’t or shouldn’t do it but they did it anyway, making some nice enviro points along the way. The…
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GE’s $200Million Ecomagination Challenge

Jeff Immelt, CEO of GE, headlined a conference in San Francisco today, announcing three major initiatives that GE is committing to, in order…
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Will Green Tech = Drill, Baby, Drill?

What’s the problem with rare earth minerals? The problem is that they’re rare—maybe even rarer than we used to believe—but they’ve got a…

Clean Energy a Force for Economic Recovery

The clean-tech sector’s three major bellwethers – biofuels, wind and solar – will power a huge growth curve in clean energy revenue, jobs…
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Crowd Funding: A New Way to Finance Your Startup

Amidst the chaos of a global financial meltdown, it can be easy to overlook certain aspects of banking that are less urgent. VC…
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Can Green Tech Save Us?

By Jeff Goldsmith It’s easy to be cynical about “green tech.” Consider the snail’s pace of progress and the rapid pace of increasing…
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Alphabet Energy is the New Clean Tech Millionaire

Berkeley-based Alphabet Energy has been around for just a year now, a seemingly short time. On Tuesday the company announced $1 million in…

From Coal to Carbon to Baking Soda?

Over the past few years, we have heard much talk about carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), which has done little except raise even…
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Once its Time Has Come (and Gone), Toss this Watch in the Compost

For all you watch fanatics–you know who you are, you compulsively watch the watch shows on ShopNBC until all hours and compulsively buy…

Floating to History: Recyclable Plastiki on its Way

A boat made out of more than 12,000 used plastic water bottles is on its way to Sydney, Australia, proving several points along…

2014: New and Improved Peak Oil Forecast

While petroleum companies have announced record profits as of late, a new study published in Energy & Fuels has some startling news. Using…