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.
Constellation Energy seeks to acquire CPower in a bid to scale demand response and energy management in the cleantech sector.
September 20, 2010 9:00am |
Say hello to new Intelligent Energy editor David Worthington, who will join Melissa Mahony to cover the cleantech industry.
2 | September 20, 2010 7:05am |
General Electric's Ecomagination challenge has garnered a bevy of good eco-ideas worth funding. The exercise is also an instructive lesson on innovating via crowdsourcing.
3 | September 20, 2010 2:36am |
VantagePoint Venture Partners has launched a $100 million fund aimed at the Chinese cleantech market.
September 17, 2010 1:15pm |
Before electric vehicles hit any tipping point a lot of collaboration and technology milestones need to be reached.
30 | September 15, 2010 8:31am |
Foreign cleantech firms should look to the United States wind power market for growth, says Ingeteam CEO Aitor Sotes.
September 15, 2010 3:00am |
Atomic bomb photos; pulverizing pavement; BrightSource Energy; employers prefer state schools; the sound of cities.
September 14, 2010 11:30am |
Lithium-ion batteries -- the kind in your mobile phone or laptop computer -- will be key for short-term storage as the smart grid expands, according to a new report.
3 | September 13, 2010 7:02am |
Vancouver, Canada has partnered with Cisco and Pulse Energy in its quest to be the greenest city in the world by 2020. Targets: buildings, datacenters and the smart grid.
2 | September 9, 2010 10:24am |
Drivers' perception of how safe or efficient their road habits are is incorrect. GreenRoad offers data to show companies how truckers can be safer and save them money, too.
4 | September 9, 2010 7:57am |
Shorter DMV lines; an air conditioner's lament; Jersey nuclear power; U.S. wind power; acoustic fingerprinting software.
September 8, 2010 1:26pm |
The world's largest solar thermal power plant is one step closer to coming to California's Mojave Desert after winning approval from the state's energy commissioner.
6 | August 27, 2010 8:35am |
Do you merely sell products and services, or do you provide a sense of 'magic' and meaning for the people you do business with?
1 | August 20, 2010 2:31pm |
In an attempt to distance itself from its bankruptcy and shake for good its "Government Motors" nickname, GM has filed for an IPO.
3 | August 19, 2010 8:39am |
In an exclusive interview, Stevens Institute of Technology's Malcolm Kahn says that the only way for America to compete on the global stage is to introduce innovators to the "deal flow" mindset.
3 | August 19, 2010 7:45am |
Cleantech firms seek to reuse a variety of rare, potentially toxic materials. New businesses emerge as manufacturers prepare for modules' end of life.
1 | August 9, 2010 1:28pm |
General Motors' move this week to provide funding for Bright Automotive highlights how large and small companies are going to collaborate on cleantech.
August 5, 2010 3:31am |
Venture capital investments in cleantech companies surged in the second quarter, according to Ernst & Young.
August 3, 2010 5:31am |
Calera is one of six projects that got money from the DOE for turning waste carbon dioxide into something useful.
3 | July 23, 2010 3:28pm |
Lessons on how green tech startups should seek venture capital funding and scale, from experts at the Green Entrepreneur Summit in New York City.
4 | July 22, 2010 10:09am |