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Healthy Planet Partners Closes Distributed Generation and Energy Efficiency Fund

Healthy Planet Partners Energy & Infrastructure Fund, LP announces a final close at $26 MM, limited partnership to finance distributed generation and energy efficiency projects across North America GREENWICH, CT, JULY 9, 2014 – Healthy Planet Partners Financing Company, LLC (‘HPP’), an asset manager founded in 2013, announced the final closing of its inaugural fund, […]

Green & Grow Inc. Secures $6M Series B Funding From Otter Capital

Texas, 26 August 2014: Green & Grow Inc. (GGI) has raised an additional $6 million in Series B funding and secured Otter Capital as a significant new partner. Otter Capital’s expertise and investment capital will accelerate commercialization of GGI’s Agriplier™ technology, building on recent compelling field trial results across multiple crop types. “Since our first […]

Causam Energy to Acquire Power Analytics Corporation

RALEIGH, N.C. – July 29, 2014 – Causam Energy, Inc., headquartered in Raleigh, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Power Analytics Corporation, a privately held software and professional services company with offices in San Diego and Raleigh. Power Analytics’ innovative software products solve complex power and energy problems, and in combination with Causam will […]

Global Photovoltaics: The Little Engine That Could

When Ron Pernick co-founded the green-tech market research company Clean Edge back in 2000, he made a bold prediction. By 2010, he said, solar power would be a $23.5 billion industry. To say that Pernick’s prediction was greeted with skepticism is somewhat of an understatement. In 2000, sales of photovoltaics (PVs) totaled $2.5 billion, worldwide. […]

Who Can Count to 100 Billion?

By Assaad Razzouk On Thursday 10 November 2011, I spoke at an OECD / IEA workshop in Paris entitled “Expert workshop on tracking climate finance flows from the private sector and multilateral development banks.” Despite the dry title, the topic is of great significance: Developed countries have a collective commitment under the December 2010 Cancun […]

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

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 […]

Top 5 Cleantech Prize Competitions

By Daniel Gerding As the cleantech industry continues to grow, so too does the number of competitions geared to promote innovative ideas and companies in the industry. Academia is full of cleantech and renewable energy focused case competitions, which bring students together from a variety of disciplines to solve today’s most pressing problems. These provide […]

Top 5 Reasons Why Solyndra’s Failure is No Reason to Abandon Clean Energy

by Rory Cox In the last weeks, Solyndra, a Fremont-based solar manufacturer, filed for bankruptcy. What made this event of special interest was the fact that Solyndra received about half a billion dollars in loan guarantees as part of the federal stimulus program, and became a “poster child” for the program after President Obama’s appearance […]

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

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?

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 […]


Food, food wars, and ag-tech are a growing area of interest in cleantech.  So I’m on a bunch of ag and food related mailing lists. But when I first read the one email I got yesterday – texted post below – I thought I was reading a really bad version of The Onion. Ag-gag? Farmarazzi? […]

Sunetric Offers Free Solar PV Systems to Raise Money for Japan

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 […]

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

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 […]

A Tale of Venture Capital Wanted

by H Lee Rust Not long ago I had a visit from my friend Al B. Rich. I had seen Al a year ago just after he completed the concept design for an Internet B2B portal for buyers of eye glass hinges and screws. I had explained then that the Internet bubble had already burst […]

Interview with Dr. Frank Ling on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Our longtime Cleantech.org portal manager, and editor of the weekly Cleantech.org newsletter is a researcher at one of the top climate change research institutes in the world, where among other projects he is editing a book on climate change. He was recently inteviewed by Green Japan on the subject of climate change mitigation and adaptation. […]

The Landfill Wars

Guest blog by Don Willis I have been to recycling conventions all across the country. It never fails that all of them have programs dedicated to landfill operators. Somehow recycling companies have not yet gotten the message. Landfill Operators are NOT recyclers. They may dabble around the edges of recycling so that the various levels […]

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

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

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 […]

$100,000 Cleantech Shipping Grant Competition

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 […]