5 Cleantech Wishes for 2011

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

Five things I’d like to see in cleantech 2011. A fuel cell in one of my blogger’s houses.  This one’s actually in progress, so hopefully it’s a gimme.  So come on Marc, we’re waiting for the pictures and the blog! More cleantech IPOs.  Come on guys, the market’s been rolling, we ought to be able […]

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Efficiency, Meet Elasticity

On September 20, 2010, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi I sometimes receive criticism for not sufficiently promoting energy efficiency as a means of reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. I don’t think that the criticism is justified – I do strongly support the pursuit of energy efficiency – but I am willing to admit that I spend more time and […]

Got a (LED) light?

On October 31, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung My favorite green product of the week: the GeoBulb LED Light Bulb from C. Crane What is it?The GeoBulb is an LED light bulb that uses less than 8 watts of electricity to produce 14% more light than the average 60 watt incandescent bulb. It’s roughly the same size and shape as […]

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LED There Be Light

On October 20, 2008, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi As some of my long-time readers may know, I have never been a truly ardent fan of compact fluorescent lighting (CFL). Why? 1. Probably most importantly to me, in my experience with CFLs, I haven’t been satisfied with their start-up characteristics. They take a little while to “warm up” to full […]

Broad markets rise, sustainable energy mixed (week ending 9/19)

On September 22, 2008, in Blog, by Mark Henwood

Author: Mark Henwood Capping a crazy week, broad markets end up, while commodities retreated slightly.Camino’s indices ended the week mixed amid highly volitile trading. In Biofuels, we again saw the potential for huge losses driven by poor risk management practices applied to hedging strategies. Read more here. Veresun (VSE) dragged the Biofuels strategy down for […]

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Key sustainable energy indices rise, LED-Lighting suffers (week ending 8/1)

On August 4, 2008, in Blog, by Mark Henwood

Author: Mark Henwood EAFA fell 2.2%; Emerging Markets, S&P500, and commodities (DJP) treaded water. The two key strategies, Renewable Electricity and Solar, posted gains for the week. Solar’s 4.1% gain reduced the index’s loss for the year to 31.7%. This highly volatile strategy saw some big gains with Day4Energy (DFE.TO) leading the way with a […]

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Sustainable energy indices mixed, broad markets gain while commodities retreat (week ending 7/18)

On July 21, 2008, in Blog, by Mark Henwood

Author: Mark Henwood Emerging Markets, EAFA, and S&P500 all rose this week partially on reduced pressure on commodities (DJP) which fell 7.8% for the week. Biofuels shares responded mid-week to news that Verasun (VSE) was keeping 330 MGY per year of new capacity idle. As I wrote in my post for the week ending June […]

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Biofuel Rises 6.6%, other indices mixed (week ending 5/23)

On May 27, 2008, in Blog, by Mark Henwood

Author: Mark Henwood Broad market indices (Emerging Markets, EAFA, S&P500) all fell significantly this week. Camino’s PurePlay™ indices were mixed but with Biofuels up sharply. Commodities (DJP) advance 1.6%, up 19.6% for the year. Biofuel was the story of the week with our 15 member index increasing 6.6%. Four constituents rose more than 20% with […]

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Solar Rises 10.8%, Renewable Elec and Biofuels increase also (week ending 5/16)

On May 18, 2008, in Blog, by Mark Henwood

Author: Mark Henwood Broad market indices (Emerging Markets, EAFA, S&P500) all rose significantly this week. Camino’s PurePlay™ indices, with the exception of Fuel Cells, were up. Commodities (DJP) retreated slightly. Solar was the story of the week with our 34 member index increasing 10.8%. Six constituents rose more than 20% with the top three, SolarFun […]

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LED Your Light Shine

On April 3, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung My favorite green product of the week: EarthLED CL-3 LED light bulbWhat is it?How many Cleantechbloggers does it take to change a light bulb? If it’s changing an incandescent to an LED, only one – because we all know LEDs are the way of the future. The EarthLED CL-3 is a 3-watt […]

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Can We Actually Reduce Energy Usage without Hurting GDP?

On February 16, 2008, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

I was thinking today, in cleantech we often talk a lot about energy efficiency. Californians often cite that this state has grown its economy for the last 20 years without a significant increase in energy usage per capita, compared to the rest of the country, where GDP per capita goes up, and energy usage goes […]

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