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.
In the second installment of The Green Polymath, Vinnie Mirchandani reviews the Kleiner Perkins cleantech portfolio and shows how a successful infotech firm is moving into the green space.
April 28, 2010 9:23am |
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 |
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 |
Investors are showing growing interest in initial public offerings by cleantech companies. Nineteen are on deck for 2010 -- here are 10 more to watch.
April 16, 2010 4:42am |
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 |
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 |
Personalized medicine; largest cruise ship in history; five green mistakes for business; top cleantech companies; runaway Toyota Prius.
March 15, 2010 1:30pm |
Cleantech startup Calera mixes carbon dioxide with seawater to produce cement. Is this marine-inspired technology the future of clean coal?
9 | March 9, 2010 11:16am |
At the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco, Bryan Walsh, environmental columnist with Time magazine, moderates a panel on international policy for tackling climate change. He asks Dickon Pinner, a...
4 | February 26, 2010 8:12am
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 |
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 |
Silicon Valley is known as America's cradle of technological innovation, but players based in the area are concerned that the cleantech revolution will happen elsewhere.
September 11, 2009 12:13pm |
Welcome to SmartPlanet! We're a new site from CBS Interactive that will bring you the best energy, science, tech, healthcare and design news -- from a business angle.
June 3, 2009 12:01am |
At the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco, Todd Glass of Heller Ehrman moderates a discussion on the challenges in developing solar technologies on a utility scale in the magnitude of 2,500...
1 | March 13, 2008 10:45am
At the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco, Todd Glass of Heller Ehrman moderates a discussion on the various solar technologies making a difference in the green movement. From thin film PVs to...
March 12, 2008 3:20pm
Correspondent Sumi Das looks at how PG&E is working to deliver clean energy to its customers. Innovations include a unique solar installation at the company's headquarters, a hybrid-electric...
1 | March 10, 2008 11:24am
At the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco, Jan-Olaf Willums, chairman of Think, and Chetan Maini, chairman of Reva, discuss how the electric car is finding its niche as a short-distance vehicle and...
2 | March 3, 2008 3:56pm
At the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco, Peter Williams, CTO of IBM's Big Green Innovations, discusses the role of technology in the green movement. He addresses everything from new virtualization...
1 | February 27, 2008 4:24pm