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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…

The Future Price of Carbon

According to SBI’s Energy’s Carbon Emissions Trading Markets Worldwide report the value of carbon market trading has grown from $727 million in 2004…

WSJ’s ECO:nomics Conference Kicks Off This Week

The Wall Street Journal’s Environmental Capital blog may have closed up shop earlier this year but the name lives on in the Journal’s…

Why a National Renewable Energy Standard *Is* a Jobs Bill

While we're stoked that jobs bill passed, Congress must stop ignoring another major source of jobs- a national renewable energy standard. AWEA and…
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Four Cutting-Edge Technologies that Could Change the Face of Cleantech

KurzwielAI.net is a very interesting blog maintained by Ray Kurzwiel, artificial intelligence expert and inventor of the electronic synthesizer. The blog highlights cutting-edge…

The Wind Beneath a Greener Ferry’s Wings

A small San Francisco startup, Wind+Wing Technologies, wants to take us back to the future with its concept for ferries equipped with carbon…

Brace for Impact: the West Coast Anticipates Electric Vehicles

It’s hard not to see the flurry of activity preceding Dec 2010’s slated electric vehicle launches as an expression of joyous excitement. A…