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 White House has seized upon remarks by a Republican Congressman who said that the United States is incapable of competing against China to produce renewable energy technologies.
8 | October 5, 2011 3:33pm |
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 |
Utility-scale wind farms that contain hundreds of towering turbines might be more visible, but their Lilliputian brethren are gaining market ground.
4 | October 4, 2011 4:07pm |
Boston-Power once dreamed of building a battery factory in the United States. Now it plans to reduce its U.S. operations and expand in China.
5 | September 20, 2011 3:52pm |
Ecuador is preparing to kick off the second phase of a project intended to completely overhaul 200,000 electricity meters, with help from GE and Trilliant.
1 | September 20, 2011 10:50am |
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 |
Biofuels company Mascoma filed an IPO on Friday, providing the first public peek at the guts of the business.
2 | September 16, 2011 5:20pm |
The average U.S. citizen consumes 37 times the amount of the average Kenyan.
10 | September 16, 2011 6:41am |
Billionaire and cleantech investor Vinod Khosla has invested in a stealth hamburger company that aims to make meat a more efficient energy source.
September 14, 2011 9:36am |
One Block Off the Grid, the startup that offers Groupon-style discounts for solar installations, put together an infographic to debunk some commonly held beliefs about the renewable energy source.
2 | September 9, 2011 9:33am |
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 |
Gorgeous, light-filled, and able to generate twice as much energy as it requires, the Living Light house is the ultimate in freestanding homes
16 | September 7, 2011 7:58am |
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 |
Solyndra's bankruptcy has ignited a debate over what caused the startup to collapse. A look at the company's business model and the global solar market and it's hard to imagine a different outcome.
14 | September 1, 2011 10:48am |
American solar system manufacturer Solyndra will suspend operations immediately and file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. To blame: foreign rivals and a global glut of panels.
10 | August 31, 2011 9:55am |
Say hello to new Intelligent Energy editor Kirsten Korosec, who will cover the Silicon Valley cleantech startup sector.
August 30, 2011 10:18am |
At a press event held by Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., clean-tech executives from Tesla Motors, Panasonic, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers discuss the challenges for electrified...
2 | August 26, 2011 3:18pm
Facing dim prospects for funding, the clean technology industry is shifting its focus from developing new inventions to commercializing existing ones.
1 | August 26, 2011 6:37am |
Cleantech startup Bridgelux breaks a lighting industry record for LED efficiency using gallium nitride-on-silicon technology. Can it bring down the price of LED light?
August 9, 2011 8:39am |
Fuel cells promise clean, reliable energy on location. But a key, pricey component wears out in just a few years. Can Bloom Energy and others find a solution?
August 8, 2011 6:36am |