Cleantech Parasites

On May 12, 2011, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

It dawned on me today, that after buying green ecommerce store 8 months ago, we put up links to the site on, and included special coupons for all our Cleantech Blog readers and members in the monthly emailings.  Here I thought people who were making a living off cleantech might *gasp* care […]

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7 Book Reviews in Cleantech and Energy

On January 15, 2011, in Blog, by admin

Sandor Schoichet s a longtime Cleantech Blog reader, and Director of Meridian Management Consultants.  Sandor has EE and SM degrees in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from MIT, where he studied artificial intelligence, office automation, and business process reengineering, and completed a joint program in Management of Innovation at the Sloan and Harvard business schools. […]

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When Does BYOB Not Stand for “Bring Your Own Beer”?

On November 8, 2010, in Green Executives Speak Out, Household, by Greenhomey

Michelle, I’m loving the Earth Angel and BYOB – Bring Your Own Bag phrases.  But then again I like bags, reading funny t-shirts and bumper stickers, and the Earth, so it figures. Name: Michelle Jayme, Owner/Uber Designer (Editor’s words, not Michelle’s) Company: Bag Revolution What’s your personal definition of greening? Live with the future in […]

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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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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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EcoCAR’s Top 10 Green Resolutions of 2010

On December 28, 2009, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi  I’ve been crunched for time over the holiday season, so I’ve dropped the ball on writing original content. Sorry about that. To fill the gap, I received the following email from Katy Rohlicek representing EcoCAR, which I’m posting verbatim: “When it comes to making a fresh start at the beginning of […]

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Robert Metcalfe Is Wrong, Clean Technology Alone Will Not Work

On October 21, 2008, in Blog, by Marguerite Manteau-Rao

by Marguerite Manteau-Rao I got a sneak preview of Scientific American’s Earth 3.0 special issue on ‘Solutions for Sustainable Progress’. Mostly great stuff, with the exception of one article, that prompted me to write this rebuttal. In ‘Learning from the Internet’, Robert M. Metcalfe, venture capitalist and Internet pioneer, expands on the dangerous idea that, […]

Huge Opportunities to Do Good and Do Well with Green IT

On October 15, 2008, in Blog, by Marguerite Manteau-Rao

by Marguerite Manteau-Rao McKinsey is on a roll, with yet another eye opening report, this time on ‘How IT Can Cut Carbon Emissions’. The study highlights the key role IT can play in maximizing energy efficiency across sectors, more than compensating for carbon emissions from IT equipment manufacturing and operation. Yet another example of the […]

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8 Lessons From Twitter Energy Monitoring

On September 17, 2008, in Blog, by Marguerite Manteau-Rao

by Marguerite Manteau-Rao Two weeks and 77 tweets later, the Twitter “green_watch” project has come to an end. Lots of insights, problems raised, and beginning of answers. The goal was to use Twitter as a real time, online reporting tool for my personal energy consumption, round the clock. Lessons learned from the project: #1. The […]

Energy Monitoring With Twitter

On September 2, 2008, in Blog, by Marguerite Manteau-Rao

by Marguerite Manteau-Rao This week, I started a new experiment, this time using Twitter to monitor my energy consumption 24/7. A Web 2.0 version of my earlier Daily Footprint Project, when I kept a diary of all my carbon footprinting activities for 30 days. The project is called “green_watch” and you can follow it on […]

The Shiny Copper Penny Plan for Energy and Cleantech

On September 2, 2008, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

I wrote a piece last week arguing that McCain / Palin was my energy/cleantech dream ticket, and promptly got slammed by my readers on the left (who generally think McCain’s plans for the environment /cleantech investing are nowhere near aggressive enough and that Palin is way too conservative), AND friends on the right (who think […]

What’s the Buzz About Clean Tech and Other Green Stuff?

On August 11, 2008, in Blog, by Marguerite Manteau-Rao

by Marguerite Manteau-Rao Green or sustainability? Clean tech or environmental conservation? If you want to get a sense for what topics generate the most buzz at any point in time, Nielsen BlogPulse is the place to go: ‘Green’ is a word understood by all. Sustainability is still a concept for the business elite.   I […]

Green, a Dead End For Social Networks?

On August 4, 2008, in Blog, by Marguerite Manteau-Rao

by Marguerite Manteau-Rao A while ago, I wrote about ‘Why Green Social Networks Don’t Work‘: ‘Green social networks are popping all over the place. Frankly, I have stopped keeping track. They want us to become engaged, and to change our behaviors, fast. They claim to have all kind of tools to help us accomplish the […]

Taking Control

On February 13, 2008, in Blog, by Heather Rae

by Heather Rae Maine Congressman Tom Allen hopes to dislodge Senator Susan Collins from her Senatorial seat. Allen spoke a few weeks back at an event sponsored by the Hydrogen Energy Center and other energy-oriented organizations at the Frontier Cafe in Brunswick. Allen said that without the right kind of leadership in the executive office, […]

Media Buy-outs Going Green

On August 21, 2007, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

Green and clean media is going through a flurry of activity right now. And while still small as media companies go – just wait. A few of the notable deals: Just announced yesterday: The Cleantech Group, who popularized the term cleantech as an investment class, acquired Inside Greentech, an emerging media outlet for the green […]

Blogroll Review: Sustainable Snobbery, Curry, Wind Tower

On August 3, 2007, in Blog, by Frank Ling

by Frank Ling My Sustainability is Greener Than Your Sustainability In his book How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie says that people are motivated by a sense of importance. For many people that means gaining status. Now that green is entering the mainstream, it is also a status symbol among a growing […]

Blogroll Review: Sinks, Oranges, Woz

On July 21, 2007, in Blog, by Frank Ling

by Frank Ling Power Bathroom For many years, the Japanese have recycled sink water for their toilets. Now an American company is taking it further. WaterSaver Technologies from Kentucky has developed the AQUS system, which Philip Proefrock at EcoGeek says: “…collects the water from a bathroom sink and filters and disinfects it before it gets […]

Blogroll Review: Bottles, Biobutanol, Bagasse

On June 14, 2007, in Blog, by Frank Ling

by Frank Ling DIY Solar Water Heater The Chinese have done it again. In a country that puts waste to good use, they have found another use for beer bottles: solar water heating. Matt James writes about a Chinese farmer who made his own solar heater in the EcoGeek blog: “…we get the story of […]

Cleantech Media Juggernaut is NOT Slowing Down

On June 7, 2007, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

There is still lots of talk about a bubble in cleantech, in part because the media juggernaut that cleantech has become is NOT slowing down. You can always track the substance by watching what happens in the media and networking, so . . . New things launched from some of my favorite media in cleantech: […]

Cleantech Venture Capital – Still Rising

On May 3, 2007, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

As part of our ongoing series on stories on investment in the cleantech sector, we had a chance to discuss the sector with one of the venture capitalists at Emerald Technology Ventures. Scott MacDonald is an Investment Director with Emerald Technology Ventures, a global leader in cleantech venture capital. Founded in 2000 under the name […]

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