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 |
GE challenges would-be cleantech entrepreneurs: do you really want to go it alone?
2 | July 14, 2010 4:46am |
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 |
If clean technology is going to be a success, the rules for how to do business in the sector must be clearer, experts say.
3 | July 7, 2010 7:47am |
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 |
VantagePoint CEO Alan Salzman says the Tesla electric car is a lot like the Apple II computer -- original, expensive and a few years before it will change the world.
5 | July 6, 2010 7:00am |
An American and a Portuguese company venture to build the world's first floating wind farm. A recent study says it just may be possible.
7 | July 2, 2010 4:00am |
Global cleantech investment by venture capital firms totaled more than $2 billion in the first half of 2010. Here's a breakdown of to whom and where it went.
July 1, 2010 9:06am |
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 |
At the REFF--Wall Street forum in New York City, cleantech experts discussed the state of the industry and outlined seven renewable energy targets for 2020.
1 | July 1, 2010 6:30am |
The future of renewable energy is in the microprocessor, and natural gas will help smooth the transition from fossil fuels to renewables, a top cleantech exec says.
1 | June 29, 2010 12:26pm |
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 |
The multidisciplinary jack of all trades is in vogue again. Here's how information technology is laying the foundation of the next 'Renaissance' era.
June 28, 2010 1:00pm |
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 |
Ex-Seagate CEO Bill Watkins, now leading LED light bulb manufacturer Bridgelux, says he's hell-bent on putting GE, Philips and Osram Sylvania out of business.
8 | June 18, 2010 6:24am |
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 |
Exxon, ConocoPhillips, Chevron and Shell say their offshore drilling rigs won't come back after a federal moratorium is lifted. Will it open the door for cleantech?
9 | June 15, 2010 12:18pm |
Architects increasingly turn to design tools to test theories in cyberspace prior to construction
June 15, 2010 6:35am |