Has a Cleantech crash spurred the need for Bluetech innovation?

On January 20, 2014, in Blog, Cleantech News, by Paul O`Callaghan

The recent CBS 60 Minutes documentary, The Cleantech Crash, was an apocryphal tale of wasted government funding and failed companies, and left one feeling sorry for a much maligned Vinod Khosla, deemed to be a prime architect behind the ‘failed cleantech revolution’. Khosla has rallied with a strong and stirring rebuttal in open letter to CBS. Cleantech, (if narrowly […]

 

First Institutional Project Finance Capital Raised for Urban Agriculture

On March 25, 2013, in Cleantech News, by Jigah Shah

NEW YORK, NY, March 6, 2013 – It was announced today that prominent renewable energy investor Clean Feet Investors has provided BrightFarms with a $3M project equity facility; this investment is believed to be the first institutional project finance capital for a company focused on scalable, commercial urban agriculture. Clean Feet seeks to help socially […]

 

Big Oil & Big Coal to get the US off oil & coal – REALLY??

On October 14, 2011, in Cleantech News, by admin

By Guest Opinion Contributor Richard Hennek What if the Obama Administration turned over the nation’s anti-obesity program to McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s? You would expect outrage to erupt across the country. Well, that’s exactly what’s happening with America’s clean energy research and development for vehicles. This year, the FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership transitioned to […]

 

Clean Tech Co. breakthrough in electrical energy storage with revolutionary battery design

On October 7, 2011, in Cleantech News, by admin

Lion Energy has developed a battery in the flow category which has major performance and cost advantages over the existing batteries and which could play an important role in distributed generation and allow the large scale proliferation of renewable intermittent power technologies. Our Battery is using a number of proprietary features: proprietary Redox couple, low […]

 

Tar Sands Becoming Banned in EU?

On October 7, 2011, in Blog, Cleantech News, by admin

By Chris Keenan The European Union is known to have a lot of momentum in consumer and environmental movements. The countries have made efforts to help promote alternative energy and use more eco-friendly consumer practices. Today, the European Union is targeting banning the practice of tar sands. The tar sand is a controversial practice in […]

 

‘Produced Water – Technical and Market Overview’ – the latest webinar from BlueTech Tracker.

On October 7, 2011, in Cleantech News, by Paul O`Callaghan

The environmental issues surrounding hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” and the produced water associated with it has become a subject of intense debate within the United States as well as other parts of the world (e.g. the recent fracking Ban in France). This webinar will go beyond the media buzz by bringing together experts in the […]

Turning whey from dairy wastewater into alcohol and revenue

On October 5, 2011, in Blog, Cleantech News, by Paul O`Callaghan

Turning whey from dairy wastewater into alcohol and a revenue stream was the subject of a recent presentation by Paul O’Callaghan CEO of O2 Environmental. This presentation was for Water Tech Week February 2011 in San Jose, California, USA and outlines, by way of a case study, how it is possible to save money and actually […]

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Clean Energy Patent Growth Index 2010 Year End & 4th Quarter Results

On April 25, 2011, in Cleantech News, by admin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2011 Contact: (518) 452-5600 Victor A. Cardona, Esq. Jeff Rothenberg, Esq. Alana M. Fuierer, Esq. Email: vac@hrfmlaw.com HESLIN ROTHENBERG FARLEY & MESITI P.C. ANNOUNCES CLEAN ENERGY PATENT GROWTH INDEX 2010 YEAR END AND 4TH QUARTER RESULTS GRANTED PATENTS HIT RECORD IN 2010 GM TAKES CROWN FROM HONDA SOLAR, WIND, FUEL […]

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Sunetric Offers Free Solar PV Systems to Raise Money for Japan

On April 25, 2011, in Cleantech News, by admin

HONOLULU— www.hawaiiredcross.org, www.withaloha.org and www.Sunetric.com — Sunetric, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated solar installer, has donated two solar photovoltaic systems to raise funds for two local charities assisting Japan. The first is the American Red Cross Hawaii State Chapter and the second is the “With Aloha” Foundation. Donations raised through the website www.solarforjapan.com will […]

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Intelligent Energy Raises £7 Million to Accelerate Commercialisation Plans in Further Material Up Round

On April 25, 2011, in Cleantech News, by admin

Loughborough UK, 14th April, 2011 – Intelligent Energy, the global clean power systems company, today announced it has recently completed a fundraising round of approximately £7 million ($11 million) from existing and new institutional shareholders. This investment, achieved through a placement at £1.70 per share, enables Intelligent Energy to accelerate the commercialisation of its advanced […]

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A Better World – Are Energy Managers Optimistic for The Future?

On March 13, 2011, in Cleantech News, by admin

ABB takes pride in their technology and innovations which allow companies to reduce their energy usage and increase product efficiency without compromising productivity. The environment and renewable energy is top priority at ABB. Therefore they sponsored a survey of energy professionals that have been asked to comment about the various issues concerning energy usage, the […]

 

Matthew J. Schiltz Named Group CEO; Powerit Receives $5 Million in Funding from Investors

On March 2, 2011, in Cleantech News, by admin

Media Contact: Sarah Grolnic-McClurg Thinkshift Communications/Pounce PR sarah@pounce-pr.com 510-898-1837 (SEATTLE, March 1, 2011) Powerit Solutions, an international cleantech company that plugs energy-intensive businesses into the smart grid, today announced two actions that will fuel the firm’s continued growth and development.  Effective March 7, 2011, Matthew J. Schiltz, a seasoned chief executive, will serve as group […]

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$100,000 Cleantech Shipping Grant Competition

On March 1, 2011, in Cleantech News, by admin

WWL is one of the cleanest shipping companies and each year, offers a grant to the best new clean-tech innovation. We are hoping to raise as much awareness of this scheme as possible to attract some really high quality entries – the grant has been upped this year to $100,000 and last year’s winner has […]

New 12 MW Solar Installation by EDF in Ontario

On January 14, 2011, in Cleantech News, by admin

Toronto-based EDF Energies Nouvelles Canada (EDF) announced on January 4 that its 12 MW St. Isidore A solar installation successfully joined Ontario’s alternative energy industry when it began operations in late December. St. Isidore is a community of fewer than 1,000 people located in Prescott and Russell County, east of Ottawa, the nation’s capital. The […]

Viridity Software Appoints Arun Oberoi as New President and CEO

On December 23, 2010, in Cleantech News, by admin

For Immediate Release: With Proven Chief Executive And General Management Experience At Several Of The Industry’s Best-Known And Respected Companies, Oberoi Brings A Track Record For Building Rapid Growth Businesses Burlington, MA (December 14, 2010) – Viridity Software, the leading provider of data center optimization and energy resource management solutions, today announced the appointment of […]

 

Ontario FIT Program Draws Unwarranted Criticism

On December 9, 2010, in Cleantech News, by admin

I have seen, with growing frustration, an increasing number of comments on blogs and news sites deriding Ontario’s feed-in tariff (FIT) program and similar government incentives that encourage the use of renewable energy and create green jobs in the province. Comments like this anonymous post continue to stand out in my mind, “…‘greens’ only want […]

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OPIC To Mobilize $1 Billion To Assist Developing Nations in Combating Climate Change

On December 7, 2010, in Cleantech News, by admin

Agency to open a call for proposals from private equity fund managers; announcement made at UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun CANCUN, Mexico – Elizabeth Littlefield, President and CEO of the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), announced today that OPIC will provide at least $300 million in financing for new private equity investment funds […]

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EV Economics are getting interesting

On December 6, 2010, in Blog, Cleantech News, by Mark Henwood

EVs are getting interesting.  With the Nissan Leaf this year, Ford planning to release its Focus EV in 2011, and the Honda Fit EV scheduled for 2012, the 100 mile range EV class will provide consumers with several choices within a couple of years. So it’s time to take a look at whether EVs are […]

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CICS Receives Accreditation from UKAS to Provide Verification of Carbon Footprints

On November 19, 2010, in Cleantech News, by admin

17 November 2010 (Stoke-on-Trent, UK) – CICS (Complete Integrated Certification Services Ltd) is pleased to announce that it is the only Verification Body to receive accreditation from UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) to perform independent verification of voluntary carbon footprints assessed against international standards such as ISO14064 and the WRI/WBCSD GHG Protocol. CICS’ client base […]

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LDK Solar Announces Strategic Financing Agreement With China Development Bank For Up To RMB 60 Billion

On October 2, 2010, in Cleantech News, by admin

XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., September 27, 2010 — LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (“LDK Solar”) (NYSE: LDK), a leading manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers and PV products, today announced that it has entered into a strategic financing agreement with China Development Bank Corporation (CDB), a joint stock banking corporation wholly owned by the state […]

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