California’s Cleantech War – Prop 23

On October 29, 2010, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

According to pick your favorite cleantech and carbon media outlet, California is at war.  AB 32 is California’s carbon cap and trade law.   The law is most the way ready to implement, with the rulemaking in process now.  It’s aimed squarely at two goals, one, reduce California’s greenhouse gas emissions, and two, since such a […]

New Models For Clean Technology Incubation and Commercialization

On October 27, 2010, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

By Sanford Selman We live in an age of intense global competition for more sustainable ways of providing food, water, energy and transportation to a growing population against a backdrop of diminishing and deteriorating natural resources. And thus, the race is on to create the next generation of technologies, business models and companies to provide […]

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What’s in YOUR Carpet? Asks James Stinnet, Our Own King of Natural Carpets

On October 27, 2010, in Green Executives Speak Out, Home Improvement, by Greenhomey

James, flooring has long been a critical and overlooked area of environmental impact, it is great to see Earth Weave innovating in sustainable, natural, non toxic carpets.  We’ve carried your Bio Floor for quite a while, and I safely say that a market shift from synthetic to sustainable carpeting is definitely needed in our home improvement and […]

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Lithium ETF Plays Growth of Electric Cars and Mobile Electronics

On October 26, 2010, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (10/26/10) You may be reading this article thanks to the lithium battery in your notebook computer, smartphone, or other mobile device. Demand for lithium is forecasted to double in this decade thanks to a wide range of applications for this metal that is half the weight of water: materials, glass, pharmaceuticals, mobile […]

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It’s About China, Stupid

On October 25, 2010, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi In the energy sector, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the name of the game — whatever game you wanna talk about — is China. My favorite recent contribution to this strain of literature was a blog entry from late August written by the Center for Geoeconomic Studies at the Council on […]

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Anna Marie Stauss – Creator of the Toockie Organic Cleaning Cloth – “Greening is a lifestyle choice”

On October 25, 2010, in Cleaning, Green Executives Speak Out, by Greenhomey

I’m Anna Marie Stauss, founder and CEO of Sinko Corp.  I believe that greening is a lifestyle choice to do as little damage as possible to our world and humanity as a whole.  This sound big and possibly over whelming but as an individual one can create a ripple in the pond by making small […]

My First View of Solyndra Up Close

On October 22, 2010, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

 Solyndra CIGS Panels on South Houston High I had a chance to see my first Solyndra solar panels in action today. Three organizations run by friends of mine, HARC, Ignite Solar, and American Electric Technologies, are partnered up to install a 145 kW uber photovoltaic test bed on two schools (Sam Rayburn and South […]

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Jane Capital Partners LLC Acquires Leading Green Ecommerce Company Greenhome.com

On October 21, 2010, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

Jane Capital Partners LLC Acquires Leading Green Ecommerce Company Greenhome.com Greenhome.com’s ecostore is the market leader for online sales of green and environmental products The acquisition provides Green Home with capital to grow, and expand its green business efforts, including its offerings of compostables and green cleaning supplies Online sales of green products have grown […]

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Not Just Totes for Totes Sa(c)ke – How Green are You?

On October 21, 2010, in Green Executives Speak Out, Household, by Greenhomey

Nice to hear from you Marcelle.  Reusable shopping bags have become the rage.  My wife just leaves a stack of them in her car. Name:  Marcelle Bakula, Owner & Original Cold Callin’ Tote Sales Person Company: SteppingStones (manufacturer of the EcoSac Reusable Shopping Bag System) What’s your personal definition of greening? Awareness of human’s impacts […]

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Texas A&M Sustainability Day and The Aggie Green Fund

On October 20, 2010, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

I had a chance to stop in at the Campus Sustainability Day at my alma mater, Texas A&M today.  It was great to see all the activity.  We definitely didn’t have such when I was in school. The turnout included various Texas A&M facilities and utilities departments, a number of student committees and organizations, and local […]

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California Cleantech Attacked by Prop 23

On October 19, 2010, in Blog, by John Addison

California is World’s Third Biggest Oil Consumer Over 95 percent of California transportation is fueled by petroleum. Electric light-rail, CNG buses and trucks, ethanol blended in gasoline make up the rest. No other state is more addicted to oil. By comparison, only two nations use more oil – China and the United States. California uses […]

Bernardo Herrero of Bioplanet – Replacing Plastic Packaging with Biodegrables One Meal at a Time

On October 19, 2010, in Green Executives Speak Out, by Greenhomey

Hey Bernardo, thanks for taking the time to talk to the Green Home Blog.  Bioplanet sounds like a fascinating story, and I know we have a lot of restaurants using your products.  I spent some time reading through your site this afternoon. Half the cleantech sector is focused on developing cellulosic biofuels to replace crude oil, and […]

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Our Green Executives Speak Out

On October 19, 2010, in Green Executives Speak Out, by Greenhomey

The Green Home Blog is very excited to begin profiling the owners and executives at a few of the companies making and supplying the green and ecofriendly products you’ve come to know and love from us.  Many of our friends and suppliers have been in the green business since way before it was cool, and […]

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Global Cleantech 100

On October 18, 2010, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi This past week in New York, at its annual East Coast investor forum, the Cleantech Group released its 2010 Global Cleantech 100, profiling the private cleantech companies that a set of panelists thinks has the most promise for large long-term impact. Some highlights from the list and the report: In the […]

Johnson Controls SAFT Lithium Batteries

On October 12, 2010, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (10/12/10) AT&T (T), Xcel Energy (XEL), Johnson Controls (JCI), Southern California Edison (SCE), and New York Power Authority have all ordered Ford Transit Connect Electric. These pure battery-electric vans have an electric charge range of 80 miles and are a great fit for many fleet, small business, and delivery applications. Although Nissan […]

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A Cleantech Blogger’s Home Energy Audit – The Results Are In

On October 11, 2010, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

A few weeks ago I blogged a very bad experience trying to get an energy audit done on my home.  The vendor, Standard Renewable Energy, part of Gridpoint, just didn’t do the job.  After our blog article, the company came back to do the audit right for me, complete with a IR camera looking for […]

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A Cleantech Blogger’s Home Energy Audit – The Results Are In

On October 11, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Greenhomey

Reprinted from CleantechBlog.com A few weeks ago I blogged a very bad experience trying to get an energy audit done on my home.  The vendor, Standard Renewable Energy, part of Gridpoint, just didn’t do the job.  After our blog article, the company came back to do the audit right for me, complete with a IR […]

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Craton Barreling Ahead

On October 11, 2010, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi Being a senior advisor to the firm, I attended last week’s annual meeting of Craton Equity Partners, a cleantech private equity fund manager based in Los Angeles. While cleantech in its focus, Craton doesn’t take on much technology risk. Rather, Craton generally invests in companies that have largely proven their technologies […]

Cleantech Boosts Jobs in Specific Regions and Segments

On October 7, 2010, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (10/7/10) Energy efficiency, renewable energy, and information technology are all helping the U.S. overcome a severe recession and keep more people from losing their jobs. From our San Francisco roof deck, I am encouraged to see energy efficient homes, solar roofs, and electric buses gliding by. I am also discouraged to see […]

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Why I Love Solar, Even Though I’ve Never Bought It

On October 6, 2010, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

My article last week was entitled Can I Hate the Solar Bill of Rights and Still Love Love Solar?  The comments back ran the gamut, including posters ripping me suggesting I must have oil company ties (to be fair I kind of do) and one asking did someone “pee in my cornflakes” and calling me […]

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