Cleantech, short for "clean technology," is a term used to describe products or services that improve operational performance, productivity, or efficiency while reducing costs, energy consumption and carbon emissions. It is also referred to as "green tech." The term refers specifically to consumer, regulatory and industry interest in clean forms of energy generation as it relates to climate change, environmental impact and venture capital interest in related startup companies.
The first Google Energy deal has been made, and it's for 114 megawatts of wind power from NextEra Energy.
July 20, 2010 9:40am |
Despite decades of development, no one has succeeded in the biofuels business. Cobalt Technologies CEO Rick Wilson says he wants to be the first.
2 | July 15, 2010 4:24am |
General Electric announced $200 million innovation challenge seeking the best ideas to advance the technology and deployment of the smart grid.
July 13, 2010 9:26am |
Several U.S. states can reach grid parity between 2014 and 2018, energy experts said at the REFF--Wall Street conference in New York City.
7 | July 1, 2010 7:03am |
Tesla Motors officially announced its IPO, setting a price of $17 per share. But first-day trading excitement boosted the price, valuing the company at more than $248 million.
June 29, 2010 10:33am |
Renewable products company Amyris announced on Friday that it entered into an agreement with energy giant Shell for the supply of its diesel fuel.
June 28, 2010 6:35am |
The old joke with fusion is that it's the energy of the future--and it always will be. But one industry executive says even if it takes another 50 years, it will still be worth the investment for...
41 | June 21, 2010 2:00am |
Milwaukee wants to be the "Clean Machine Shop to the World." And it's doing so with its old fortÃ©: manufacturing.
June 16, 2010 3:44am |
Architects increasingly turn to design tools to test theories in cyberspace prior to construction
June 15, 2010 6:35am |
Two updated funding sources support programs that address energy efficiency, climate change and sustainable living.
June 9, 2010 5:45am |
Which American cities will lead the nation into the next decade? Here's a list of the top 10.
May 26, 2010 9:15am |
Roughly 4.7 million charging points for electric vehicles will be installed globally from 2010 to 2015, according to a report from Pike Research.
1 | May 25, 2010 5:33am |
China is in the process of building the biggest solar energy production base in the world. Called "Solar Valley," it's the nation's answer to America's Silicon Valley.
1 | May 21, 2010 8:22am |
Clean energy and the current older stuff have a common foe: NIMBY (not in my back yard) and you have to wonder how it all plays out as the U.S. tries to diversify its power sources.
10 | May 11, 2010 5:03am |
Smart meters will increasingly be in the middle of home area networking, according to a report by Pike Research.
5 | April 23, 2010 5:55am |
General Electric said it is "doubling down" its efforts to accomplish its goal of transforming every home into net-zero energy by 2015.
4 | March 17, 2010 6:30am |
By focusing on what stands in the way of growing the market, rather than what may happen if we don't do what global warming activists want, the energy debate can be transformed. It can be taken...
6 | October 21, 2009 2:16pm |
You know that adage about perception being reality? Well, consider that phrase in the context of a new EcoPinion study called "Green Gap Redux: Green Words Gone Wrong," released by EcoAlign, a...
2 | October 21, 2009 4:29am |
Attention parents, graduates, high-school guidance counselors and recently idled adults: Read this report
Are you living in the right state for a clean tech career change? Two new resources are available for those of you seeking to tie your personal economic well-being to the rise of industries...
3 | October 19, 2009 4:33am |
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June 3, 2009 12:01am |