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.
Schneider Electric's CEO of North American operations, Chris Curtis, explains why IT can't solve energy alone, why LEED is a failure and why the relentless pursuit of efficiency will drive innovation.
1 | September 29, 2010 5:29am |
China is looking toward clean tech as a boom market and necessity since the country is heavily polluted. But its spending falls well short on clean-up efforts.
3 | September 28, 2010 3:33am |
In a new SmartPlanet column, analyst Vinnie Mirchandani discusses General Electric's Net Zero Home campaign and why it takes a new attitude to address the world's "grand challenges."
April 21, 2010 7:54am |
At the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco, John Denniston, a partner for Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield, and Byers, talks about how innovation in clean tech has helped drive strong growth in both solar...
9 | March 15, 2011 4:58pm
Soraa, the Khosla Ventures-backed LED startup, has come out of stealth mode to unveil its flagship product aimed to rival and replace the traditional 50-watt halogen bulb.
1 | February 8, 2012 8:44am |
The performance of the world's two largest greenhouse gas emitters -- the United States and China -- significantly lags their European counterparts.
3 | September 8, 2011 4:49am |
The U.S. will investigate claims that China is illegally subsidizing its cleantech industry, but China said the American probe threatens Sino-American relations.
4 | October 18, 2010 7:04am |
During a keynote at the Cleantech New York Forum, a U.S. trade director says new programs to be unveiled within the month will center on accelerating the role of smaller companies in trade abroad.
1 | October 13, 2010 3:10pm |
Venture capital investments in cleantech companies surged in the second quarter, according to Ernst & Young.
August 3, 2010 5:31am |
Want to make money in the cleantech business? One expert says to look past North America, Europe and Asia to emerging markets in India, the Middle East and Africa.
1 | July 7, 2010 6:50am |
Venture capital investments for the first quarter totaled $1.9 billion, up 29 percent from the fourth quarter and 83 percent from a year ago, according to data from the Cleantech Group and Deloitte.
March 31, 2010 9:15am |
Environmental Defense Fund, Donlen and GreenDriver commit to five-year plan that will hinge heavily on data collection, benchmarking and education to change driver behavior.
October 22, 2010 5:42pm |
We need the push venture capital can offer to get the breakthroughs that will build our industry and bring true energy independence.
January 22, 2010 9:13am |
The falling cost of LEDs is driving quite a bit of change within the lighting industry and encouraging major companies to acquire startups that serve the commercial and industrial markets.
November 27, 2012 3:39pm |
PARIS -- Eco-technology expo comes to Paris to showcase and discuss latest in environmental practices in France and beyond.
November 20, 2011 11:43pm |
GE CEO Jeff Immelt has been on the job for a decade and there have been many cleantech bets along the way.
3 | September 5, 2011 7:05pm |
To pursue a clean energy agenda, follow the U.S. military's lead and focus on issues both political parties can get behind, former Colorado governor Bill Ritter said Tuesday at the inaugural SXSW...
1 | October 5, 2011 3:00am |
The oil state is moving towards alternative fuel options.
3 | November 8, 2011 4:52am |
First Solar chief executive Rob Gillette will leave the company, putting the cleantech firm in a tailspin.
October 25, 2011 11:36am |
GE Energy has landed $3 billion in deals focused on everything from natural gas to wind turbines to water treatment.
2 | September 20, 2011 7:32am |