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Panasonic Invests $30 Million in Tesla Motors

Tesla Motors’ stock is up on news that Japanese electronics giant Panasonic will invest $30 million in the Silicon Valley electric car manufacturer.…
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Nissan Leaf Selling Fast

The Nissan Leaf is selling fast, but for now most Leaf buyers are those in the higher income brackets who can afford to…
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More Efficient Batteries = More Jobs

by Daniel Fielding This story is about green jobs. But before I get into it, I must make a disclosure: I have an…
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Second Life: Used Electric Car Batteries Might Go to the Grid

In math, multiplying two negatives equals a positive. Sometimes the same can be said for sustainability. For all of the benefits electric cars…
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When the Price of Oil Soars… Again

Back in 1989 or 1990 — I can’t remember when, exactly — I saw an advertisement that read: It wasn’t the Exxon Valdez captain’s…

Angel Investors Come to the Rescue of Clean Tech Start-Ups

Who will fund the next wave of clean tech companies? A new report put out by Venture Capital Journal states that venture capital…

What is Your Clean Tech Story?

People understand new knowledge primarily through stories. There is probably no better way to communicate the benefits of clean technology than through effective…
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Message to BP CEO: Turn Over a New Leaf

BP CEO Tony Hayward will be stepping down from his post soon after a dismal handling of this summer’s Gulf Oil Spill. But…
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Solo Carpoolers: Do HOV Lanes Discriminate?

As much as it might sound like an oxymoron, “solo carpoolers” are allowed to use the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane on California…

China Set to Leapfrog the U.S. in Clean Car Production

The Chinese government announced last week that it plans to invest up to $14.8 billion (100 billion yuan) over the next ten years…
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Why Electric Cars Should Be Marketed Like the Ford Fiesta

Crowdsourcing is an effective way to involve potential consumers in the promotion of clean cars. In marketing terms, this means outsourcing your advertising…

Obama: Clean Tech Investor-In-Chief ?

While several eco-pundits have been lamenting the failure of a climate bill to pass through Congress, it is important to keep one thing…
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ReVolt: Is it Time to “Zinc” About a Different Kind of Battery?

Zinc-air batteries have been around for a long time. They are commonly used for hearing aids and watches, as well as for remote…
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Korean EV Maker Commits to Manufacturing in South Carolina

South Korean manufacturer CT&T announced that they are investing US$21 million in an electric car manufacturing plant in Duncan, South Carolina. This is…
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Will Tesla Pave the Way for More Clean Tech IPOs?

Tesla’s initial public offering (IPO) was well-timed. Except for the World Cup, the past week was a relatively slow news week, unless you…