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.
Osmotic power is years from commercial scale, but a new report indicates that cleantech vendors believe it can provide thousands of terawatts per year of baseload electricity.
16 | June 9, 2010 7:41am |
Electric vehicle manufacturer Proterra has won $20 million in funding from cleantech investment firm MK Energy and Infrastructure.
June 9, 2010 7:15am |
Two updated funding sources support programs that address energy efficiency, climate change and sustainable living.
June 9, 2010 5:45am |
Energy management software company Carbonetworks changed its name to ENXSuite and installed former Oracle VP Beatriz Infante as CEO. Here's what she had to say about the future of corporate...
June 3, 2010 5:02am |
Nearly 300,000 hybrid trucks and buses will be on the road in the next five years, according to a new cleantech report.
5 | June 2, 2010 7:50am |
SmartPlanet is launching a new, occasional series aimed at dissecting some of the complex topics we cover on a daily basis. First up: wave power.
13 | May 27, 2010 4:00am |
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 |
Former British prime minister Tony Blair announced that he has joined Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Khosla Ventures to oversee its green portfolio.
3 | May 24, 2010 6:54pm |
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 |
China, the world's top polluter, has a reputation for producing smog and lead-tainted toys. But the eastern power is banking on cleantech as its next lucrative export.
1 | May 16, 2010 7:01pm |
According to eMeter CEO Gary Bloom, the growth of the smart grid echoes the Internet boom of the 1990s -- and efforts to scale face similar pitfalls as the dot-com era.
May 12, 2010 3:26am |
Electronics giant Samsung said it will invest $20.6 billion in solar cells, batteries, LEDs and medical tech over the next 10 years.
May 11, 2010 12:02pm |
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 |
Germany is on a path to leapfrog the U.S. to dominate the cleantech industry. Here's how.
4 | May 6, 2010 5:55am |
At GreenNet '10 in San Francisco, California gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown talks to Earth2Tech editor Katie Fehrenbacher about the skills he'd use to push clean-tech innovation. Brown says...
April 30, 2010 12:00pm
At the Nordic Green conference in Menlo Park, Calif., Olov Hemstrom of the Swedish Trade Council discusses the history of Sweden's drive to go green.
April 30, 2010 4:55am |
SmartPlanet has captured what thought leaders have to say about the cleantech industry. Here's a roundup of five recent cleantech talks you need to watch.
April 29, 2010 3:20am |
At the Nordic Green conference in Menlo Park, Calif., Olov Hemstrom of the Swedish Trade Council discusses the history of Sweden's drive to go green. He says government and business officials...
2 | April 28, 2010 2:01pm
Federal regulators have approved the nation's first offshore wind farm, a project located off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachussetts.
April 28, 2010 9:50am |